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Test Prep

Only Use Real ACT and SAT Test Prep Material

We recommend using only REAL ACT and SAT Test Prep Materials. Why? The test creators have a specific way of creating wrong answers.  If you make a minor mistake, you can be sure that that answer will be one of your choices.  We call this the bonehead answer.  There are 3 other types of wrong answers […]

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Random Thoughts

The “Fifth Column” on the New SAT

Here is some important information from my mentor and colleague, Dr. Kuni Beasley.  Hope you enjoy! Dr. Kuni Michael BeasleyMay 5, 2018 A quote from an email from a student who took the SAT this morning (May 5, 2018): “How come section 5 on the SAT has different questions for different students?” Looks like the […]

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Duke TIP

What is Duke TIP?

What is Duke TIP? Duke TIP is a program started in the 1980s to identify talented young students, to recognize them and to offer them access to amazing opportunities. The program consists of two rounds—a qualifying round and the competition. Students qualify for Duke TIP by performing well on a standardized or IQ test.  If […]

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Random Thoughts

Summer College Prep – Use Your Time Wisely

Successful summer college prep — Using summers wisely Summer college prep is vital to successful college-bound students.  Wise students will use their extra free time from the rigors and schedules of the regular academic year to get ahead of the competition.  Think of elite athletes!  These athletes will rigorously train year round.  They do not take breaks to […]

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College Entrance Tests

How to prepare your student for their first college test

Your student is about to take their first college test. You know this is an important test because it could determine if they will get into the college of their dreams or earn needed scholarship money.  But you are not sure where to start.  So how should your student prepare for his or her first college […]

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College Entrance Tests

Right and Wrong Way to Prep for College Tests

Many people ask me what’s the right way to prep for college tests. The first thing one must recognize is what these tests are and are not. Did you know that they are not academic tests? They are not math, English, reading, writing or science tests.  In fact, there is no Biology, Chemistry or Physics […]