DEBUNKED: Common Myths About Testing
Does thinking about the SAT or ACT stress you out? These tests are important and you should definitely take them seriously, but don’t let these common misconceptions contribute to an already stressful experience! 1. You shouldn’t take the test more than twice This is false. All colleges allow students to superscore the SAT. Most colleges […]
Essays: Recommended but not Required
It seems that college admission boards are finally realizing what students knew all along: essay questions on tests are more hassle than they’re worth. As a recent article in the Washington Post points out, Princeton and Stanford have finally joined a long list of schools that have made the essay on the SAT and ACT […]
Late Season Applications: How to Make Colleges Woo You
College admissions decisions for the regular round are finally arriving in Baltimore — there are a number of opportunities high school seniors can seize if they are dissatisfied with their choices or discouraged by costs. In the spring months, colleges are hustling to fill empty dorm rooms and open spots in their incoming classes. Come […]
Case Study 1: Unearthing Latent Obstacles To A Student’s Test Prep Success
Miles’ IQ was in the 99th percentile while his processing speed was below the 20th percentile. We wouldn’t find that out until we conducted a full battery of educational testing. It took a lot of work to get us there. The parents were resistant. “Isn’t extra time cheating? There’s nothing wrong with my kid!” Unfortunately, in the traditional classroom setting, a high IQ can mask certain learning differences. When a child is earning good grades and keeping up with the material, parents and teachers don’t always recognize red flags.
T minus 3 days. It’s crunch time. Saturday is test day.
The official SAT is this Saturday. Read about our tutor Anneliese’s two experiences with the SAT–one successful and one not so much. Streamline’s tutors are not just test prep robots; we understand how daunting standardized tests can be. We are here to help.
The SAT Essay isn’t required — so why bother?
Most top-tier colleges require the SAT or ACT Essay. There are exceptions — Cornell just recently made the essay optional, and UChicago considered the writing section supplemental even on the old SAT. The trouble is, most of us haven’t finalized our college lists on test day.
A Test Prep Plan for Juniors
Now that you’ve got your Halloween costume taken care of, it’s time to start thinking about standardized test prep.
College Admissions Boot Camp – Stand Out Among the Competition
If you’re a parent with a rising senior applying to college in the fall, you may be looking ahead with some trepidation. With gossip swirling about the horror stories of kids with stellar GPAs and test scores not getting into their first, or for that matter, third choice , it may leave you shaking your head […]
Early Admission: A Strategic Move to Consider
Deciding whether or not to apply for early admissions can be challenging. Should you commit to a single school through Early Decision? Does early admissions really make a difference in your overall chances of being accepted? Here’s what you need to know.
Why The New August SAT Test Date Is Awesome
The new August SAT date is awesome news for some students. Not only does it give students the opportunity to fully commit to prepping over the summer, but it also offers relief to a number of students in specific situations.