Category: ACT

The Lowdown on Test Optional Schools

In recent years, an increasingly large number of schools are investigating and trying out test optional admissions processes. The term “test optional” covers an entire spectrum of policies adopted by schools, but generally means that one or more type of standardized testing is not factored into an admission decision. Instead, students can optionally choose to ...

How early should I start standardized testing?

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors: As May comes to a close, the pressure to not only complete but excel on standardized testing becomes more tangible. Trust me, I remember the feeling quite clearly. It can be tempting to put it out of your mind during the summer months, thinking of college applications as an ...

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Tip From Josie: Acing the ACT Science Section

Hi everyone, my name is Josie and I am a rising junior at Harvard College concentrating in Chemistry with a secondary in Economics. I have worked as a tutor at HSA Tutoring for a few years now and I really enjoy it. I want to help students perform to the best of their ability, whether in class or ...

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Tip from Aaron: Answer Every Question :)

Hey everyone! My name's Aaron and I'm a senior at Harvard concentrating in government (that's Harvard speak for "majoring in political science"--we like to give everything weird names here). I've been tutoring with HSA since my freshman fall and my favorite subjects to teach are math and writing. My tip has to do with the ...