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Preparing for a test? The Study.com blog has got you covered with information about test-taking strategies, different test types, requirements, and more!

Taking the GRE? Try These 6 Study Tips & Tricks For the Exam
Taking the GRE? Try These 6 Study Tips & Tricks For the Exam
by Daisy Rogozinsky September 2019

Are you hoping to get into grad school? Chances are pretty high that you'll have to take the GRE to even be considered for admittance. This blog post will cover some little-known tips to help you pass the test.

6 Test Prep Tips for Students Taking the SAT & the ACT
6 Test Prep Tips for Students Taking the SAT & the ACT
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you planning to take both the SAT and ACT exams in order to give yourself the best possible chance of success at getting into college? This blog post will show you how to balance studying for both tests at once.

Should I Take the SAT or ACT? Here's How to Decide
Should I Take the SAT or ACT? Here's How to Decide
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

This blog post can help you decide which standardized college entry exam you should take to optimize your chances for successfully earning a high score: the SAT or the ACT.

How You Can Use Memory Tricks to Study for Tests
How You Can Use Memory Tricks to Study for Tests
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Are you interested in memorizing study materials using the very same trick applied by competitive memory athletes? This blog post will teach you how to use this method to ace your tests.

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5 Test Prep Tips for Visual Learners
5 Test Prep Tips for Visual Learners
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Do you learn best when you can visually see the information you're studying? If so, you might be a visual learner. This blog post offers five study tips made just for you and your strengths.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Taking & Preparing For the SATs
How to Talk to Your Kids About Taking & Preparing For the SATs
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

Communicating with your kids about life's big milestones is an important part of parenting, and the SAT is just one of those key benchmarks. This blog post should help you get the conversation started.

What to Expect When You Start Taking AP Courses
What to Expect When You Start Taking AP Courses
by Daisy Rogozinsky July 2019

If you want to head off any nervousness you might have about taking an AP course for the first time, find out more about what's to come. This blog post will help you anticipate the ways in which your AP courses are going to be different from other standard high school courses.

When Should Your Child Start Studying for the SATs?
When Should Your Child Start Studying for the SATs?
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

Are you trying to figure out when your child should begin the process of studying for the all-important SATs? Check out this blog post for a comprehensive timeline you can use.

Is It Worth Retaking a CLEP Exam If You Don't Pass The First Time?
Is It Worth Retaking a CLEP Exam If You Don't Pass The First Time?
by Daisy Rogozinsky June 2019

When you don't pass a test, like the CLEP, the first time you take it, you'll be faced with one important choice: to retake or not to retake the exam. This blog post will help you make that decision.

These Are the Materials You Need to Have a Successful Study Session
These Are the Materials You Need to Have a Successful Study Session
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Studying isn't something you can do alone in the woods. You need supplies to get your study sesh on. This blog post offers some ideas for what you should have with you while studying (other than the obvious notes and textbooks) to be as productive as possible.

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How to Use the Summer to Prepare for Starting AP Classes in the Fall
How to Use the Summer to Prepare for Starting AP Classes in the Fall
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you a high school student planning to take AP classes next year? If so, this is the blog post for you. Click through to find out how to best prepare yourself for the academic undertaking to come.

How Adult Learners Can Find the Time to Earn a GED
How Adult Learners Can Find the Time to Earn a GED
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

If you're an adult working toward earning your GED, you've probably thought, 'I don't have enough time for this.' This blog post is here to show you how to find that time.

What to Do When Your Study Group Isn't Helping You Succeed on Exams
What to Do When Your Study Group Isn't Helping You Succeed on Exams
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Everybody likes to talk about how great study groups are, and how much help they can be when preparing for an exam, but sometimes they're just... not helpful. This blog post can help you decide what to do if you find yourself in that type of situation.

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How to Help Your Child Through Test Anxiety
How to Help Your Child Through Test Anxiety
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Have you noticed your child's grades slipping because he or she is overwhelmed with fear and worry before a test? This blog post will teach you how to help your child overcome test anxiety.

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How to Manage Your Stress During Finals
How to Manage Your Stress During Finals
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Finals week is coming up. Let us guess: you're feeling stressed. Don't worry, you're not alone. This blog post will help you manage those feelings of stress and pressure.

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Why You Should Take a Practice Test Before You Start Your Test Prep
Why You Should Take a Practice Test Before You Start Your Test Prep
by Daisy Rogozinsky May 2019

Are you a high school student planning to take a big test in the near future? Check out this blog post to find out why you should take a practice test before you start studying.

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6 Tips For Preparing for the ASVAB
6 Tips For Preparing for the ASVAB
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Are you thinking of taking the ASVAB sometime soon? If you are, you'll want to invest some time in preparation so that you can get a good score. This blog post offers six tips for how to do just that.

What to Do When Your Child's Test Prep Isn't Going as Planned
What to Do When Your Child's Test Prep Isn't Going as Planned
by Daisy Rogozinsky April 2019

Is your child in the midst of a grueling test prep process? If you're worried about how to handle the many possible issues that can come up and throw the process off, this blog post is for you.

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5 Activities That Can Make Your ACT Prep More Fun
5 Activities That Can Make Your ACT Prep More Fun
by Michelle Baumgartner April 2019

With the ACT assessments looming in your future, you may find the prospect of ACT prep a daunting one. You understand how important the ACT can be for your college choice—but the prep sounds deadly dull. Try these five activities that can make your ACT prep more fun and effective.

Worried About the ACT? Use These 4 Tips to Calm Your Exam Nerves
Worried About the ACT? Use These 4 Tips to Calm Your Exam Nerves
by Whitney Stovall April 2019

College is hard enough, but the ACT test is just plain mean. Whether you have yet to take the test or plan to take it again, it can be an unnerving experience. But it doesn't have to be. Learn four techniques to calm your nerves and transform your anxiety before the ACT.

How Important Is An SAT Score?
How Important Is An SAT Score?
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

If you're applying to colleges, you're probably at least somewhat stressed out about taking the SAT. But is your stress justified? This blog post will let you know just how important your SAT score really is in the college admissions process.

6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Prepare for the SAT
6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Prepare for the SAT
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Is your child planning to take the SAT in the coming months? Here's how you can help them to be as ready as possible for this all-important academic challenge.

Taking the SAT? Avoid These Common Mistakes!
Taking the SAT? Avoid These Common Mistakes!
by Daisy Rogozinsky March 2019

Are you taking the SAT soon and feeling nervous about the score you'll get? Make sure that you get the best possible results by avoiding these common test-taking mistakes that are all too easy to make.

What You Need to Know About Transferring AP Credits to College
What You Need to Know About Transferring AP Credits to College
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

Are you thinking about taking Advanced Placement courses to get college credit? If so, here's everything you'll want to know about how to transfer your AP credits to the college of your choice.

5 GED Study Tips for Working Adults
5 GED Study Tips for Working Adults
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

Are you an adult who is struggling to study for the GED while also working? Don't worry; you're not alone. This blog post offers five study tips just for you.

4 Ways to Study Effectively for Your CLEP Exams
4 Ways to Study Effectively for Your CLEP Exams
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

If you're in the process of studying for a CLEP exam, check out this blog post for four top tips on how to study as effectively as possible and pass that test!

How to Decide Which CLEP Exams You Should Take
How to Decide Which CLEP Exams You Should Take
by Daisy Rogozinsky February 2019

Are you looking to earn college credits for a fraction of the usual cost? If so, CLEP exams might be for you. Check out this blog post for tips on how to decide which College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests to take.

How to Balance AP Test Prep With Your Other Schoolwork
How to Balance AP Test Prep With Your Other Schoolwork
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

Taking AP classes can make it feel like you're balancing two full course loads at once. This blog post offers tips for how to handle your AP test prep on top of all of your other school work.

5 Ways to Make Studying for Tests More Interesting
5 Ways to Make Studying for Tests More Interesting
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

If you're a high school student who's feeling bored while looking through the same old notes and textbooks over and over again while studying for a test, this blog post is for you. Check out our suggestions for how to make studying more interesting.

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How to Find the Right People For Your Study Group
How to Find the Right People For Your Study Group
by Daisy Rogozinsky January 2019

You made the big decision: It's time to form a study group. What's next? Choosing the members! Here are our top tips for how to find the right people to invite.

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5 Ways Tech Can Help You Prepare for the SATs
5 Ways Tech Can Help You Prepare for the SATs
by Erin Riskey October 2018

We know that technology has seemingly endless capabilities, but have you thought about how it can help you get ready for important standardized tests? Read on to explore five ways tech can help you prepare for the SATs.

What to Do if Your SAT Score is Lower Than Expected
What to Do if Your SAT Score is Lower Than Expected
by Erin Riskey September 2018

In the game of life, sometimes things don't go as expected—and that's okay. If you took the SAT, received a lower score than anticipated and aren't sure where to turn, the tips in this post can provide some guidance.

4 Signs Your Child Should Take AP Courses
4 Signs Your Child Should Take AP Courses
by Michelle Baumgartner September 2018

Participating in the Advanced Placement program requires a serious commitment. Although the courses and exams can yield numerous advantages for college-bound students, not every teen will benefit from the program. So how can you know if your child should take AP courses?

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Maximize Your Time By Using Your Phone to Study for Finals
Maximize Your Time By Using Your Phone to Study for Finals
by Erin Riskey May 2018

Studying for finals can be a time-consuming task that typically requires a lot of attention and discipline on your part. Keep reading to learn how you can get the most out of your time by using your phone to study for finals.

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What to Do if You're Behind Studying for Finals
What to Do if You're Behind Studying for Finals
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant May 2018

Finals week may be an inevitable part of the semester, but it still routinely causes stress, anxiety and sleepless nights. Read on for some tips that can help you improve your mental and physical game and maximize what's left of your study time before finals.

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Everything You Need to Know About AP Tests: Deadlines, Scoring Policies & More
Everything You Need to Know About AP Tests: Deadlines, Scoring Policies & More
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2018

AP tests can earn you college credit and look great on your transcript, but they also require preparation and can cause stress. Read on to learn about deadlines, scoring policies and other AP test details so you can focus on studying and earning the best score possible on your exam!

How to Study for AP Tests
How to Study for AP Tests
by Erin Riskey December 2018

With AP test dates quickly approaching, you might be wondering how to study and prepare yourself for these important exams. Are there specific things you can do? In this post, we'll take a look at some handy tips that can help you get the most out of your study sessions for the upcoming AP tests.

Taking the SAT/ACT? Don't Forget These 5 Items on Test Day
Taking the SAT/ACT? Don't Forget These 5 Items on Test Day
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant March 2018

Sometimes, you may spend so much time worrying about an exam that you forget to think about what you'll need on test day. For exams like the ACT and SAT, certain items won't just help you do your best, some are required to enter the testing room! Read on to learn about the items you won't want to forget on test day.

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The Importance of Being Healthy During Exams
The Importance of Being Healthy During Exams
by Michelle Baumgartner June 2019

Getting sick or overly stressed during exams can undermine your efforts on these important tests. The same good habits that lessen your chances of succumbing to illness can also keep your stress levels under control. Discover why it's important to be healthy during exams, and how to stay that way.

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Should You Retake the SAT?
Should You Retake the SAT?
by Michelle Baumgartner March 2018

Your SAT scores influence both college admissions decisions and merit-based financial aid awards. Although you worked hard to prepare for this intense exam, your current SAT scores may not quite make the mark. Consider these factors as you decide if retaking the SAT is worth the effort.

How to Hack Your Memory to Ace Tests
How to Hack Your Memory to Ace Tests
by Rachel Tustin March 2018

Want to ace your tests? You have to first understand how memory works in the brain. Once you have that knowledge, you can hone your student methods so that you hack your memory anytime you need to during a test!

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