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It’s Time to Register for the December ACT

According to the ancient Mayan prediction, 2012 marks the end of the world. So, if you want to take the ACT before the world ends, you better sign up now! The last ACT exam before 2012 is on December 10th, but you have to sign up by November 4th–which is approaching!

 Reasons you should take the ACT:

1. You don’t think the world is ending when the clock strikes twelve at January 1, 2012, and perhaps you will get the chance to go to college in the future, for which you will need either the ACT or SAT to apply.

2. Almost every 4-year college in the U.S. accepts the ACT for admissions.

3. If you’re a junior in high school, it’s a great idea to take the test now to see what it’s like, study for it, and then try to raise your score!

How the test breaks down:

There are four sections that make up your composite score: 45 minutes for English, 60 minutes for math, 35 minutes for reading, and 35 minutes for science. There is a 30 minute writing section, which is mandatory, but the score is not included in the composite score. Woo! It’s still critical that you take the writing section part though because college admissions are required to look at your work.

How to prepare for the ACT:

If you have the means–and the will–taking a dry run of the test can help you prepare because not only are you taking the test, but you’ll be experiencing, first-hand, the pressure and environment that you can’t realistically recreate while taking a practice test.

You can also purchase a study book or take a class offered at your school, offered by a local vender, or a private tutor. Often times the ACT questions involve skills you already have (if you’ve been paying attention in school), it’s just a matter a pinpointing which skill set you need to use to make your way to the correct answer.

Have more questions on the ACT? Ask a question below and we’ll try to get you an answer!

You Can Still Register for the SAT!

college-board-sat-scoresThe next SAT exam date is March 12, and there’s still time to register! Late registration ends February 25.  If you’re thinking about applying to a college, taking the SAT is a great way to prepare if the schools you’re applying to require you to take it.

If you have an idea about which colleges you’re going to apply to, do some research to see what you need to apply to that college.  What average SAT score do you need?  Does your college of choice require either the SAT or the ACT?  Does your college not require a standardized test at all?  If you do need to take the SAT or ACT, taking an SAT or ACT prep class might help you score higher.  SAT or ACT practice could help you take that extra step

You can find all of the information about what college admissions need from you to apply at Cappex.com.  Just search the college by name you’re interested in and read about their admissions.

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