How do I choose between the SAT and the ACT?

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You should take the test that fits best with your learning and test-taking style. read more

How to Set Good Expectations for Your SAT or ACT Scores

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Western Washington University

What really counts as a "low" SAT or ACT score? What's an "average" score? And, most importantly, what's a reasonable score for you? read more

Do's and Don'ts for Writing an Amazing SAT Essay

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Senior Writer, Wow Writing Workshop

These simple SAT essay do's and don'ts can help you express yourself clearly and build your confidence on test day. read more

What No One Tells You About Taking Standardized Tests

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Think you know everything about taking the SAT or ACT? These test-taking tips may surprise you... read more

Tips for a Higher ACT Score

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Test Prep Expert, Magoosh

The key to a higher ACT score? Be strategic in your studying. Here are 10 tips to help you do just that. read more

Pros and Cons of Retaking the SAT or ACT

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Freelance Writer

Should you subject yourself to test-taking hell all over again to get a better score? It depends. Here are some pros and cons of retaking the SAT or ACT. read more

Top SAT Prep Do's and Don'ts

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Do study, don't stress, and other important advice to keep in mind as you prep for the SAT read more

My Standardized Test Prep: Top Tips From Real Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writers

High school students share their real-life experiences taking standardized tests, the tools they used, and their top tips for success. read more

So You Want a 36: How to Study for the ACT in 4 Easy Steps

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

What high schooler wouldn't want to get a perfect score on the ACT? But what does it really mean...and how do you get there? read more