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Just getting started on your SAT & ACT Prep quest and need a little guidance? These articles should help you pick a test and craft a study plan that works best for your goals and schedule.

Is it Possible? Improving on the SAT and ACT – One of the most common questions I get is, “I have x months to study and want to increase by y points. Is it possible?” To answer this question, I’ll tell you the five critical ingredients – S. M. A. R. T. – that you’ll need to reach your goals.

Should I Take the SAT or ACT? – Learn how to figure out which test to focus on in this article.

The Ultimate SAT & ACT Study Plan – An in-depth guide and accompanying free course that show you how to design a customized, hand-crafted SAT & ACT study plan.

5 Tips for Using Third-Party Test Prep Books – Make sure you’re using your practice tests and prep books the right way…

Can’t Finish the Test in Time? – So many students struggle with time management on the SAT & ACT. But too much focus on “finishing” the test can actually hurt your score.

SAT & ACT Reading List – A list of newspapers, magazines, and books that will help you improve your reading comprehension skills.

Getting Started

Just getting started on your SAT & ACT Prep quest and need a little guidance? These articles should help you pick a test and craft a study plan that works best for your goals and schedule.

Is it Possible? Improving on the SAT and ACT – One of the most common questions I get is, “I have x months to study and want to increase by y points. Is it possible?” To answer this question, I’ll tell you the five critical ingredients – S. M. A. R. T. – that you’ll need to reach your goals.

Should I Take the SAT or ACT? – Learn how to figure out which test to focus on in this article.

The Ultimate SAT & ACT Study Plan – An in-depth guide and accompanying free course that show you how to design a customized, hand-crafted SAT & ACT study plan.

5 Tips for Using Third-Party Test Prep Books – Make sure you’re using your practice tests and prep books the right way…

Can’t Finish the Test in Time? – So many students struggle with time management on the SAT & ACT. But too much focus on “finishing” the test can actually hurt your score.

SAT & ACT Reading List – A list of newspapers, magazines, and books that will help you improve your reading comprehension skills.