What is the ACT?

Published Sunday, January 30, 2011 by Katie

The ACT is widely known as the substitute for the SAT. However, in regions such as the Bay Area, students tend to be more knowledgeable about the details of the SAT than those of the ACT. Indeed, in the state of California, more than 50% of students favor the SAT over the ACT. What, exactly, is the ACT? In short, it is a test comprised of five sections—English, math reading, science reasoning, and writing. Unlike the SAT, which has ten sections, all of which are required, the writing section on the ACT is optional. No… Continue Reading

A New Year…

Published Sunday, January 2, 2011 by Katie

New Year’s resolutions. Made every January 1st at 12:00 AM, they are goals that you strive to achieve over the following year. These resolutions can be anything—to earn straight As, to keep your room clean, or to try something new. However, since the January SAT is right around the corner, perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to attain a certain high score on this dreaded test. To help achieve your goals, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind. Attend all your Excel classes. Excel instructors teach valuable tips that will increase… Continue Reading