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SAT or ACT?  Try a Free Diagnostic Test.

If you are like many students, you are unclear which test is the right test for you: the redesigned SAT or the ACT.

To help you figure out which test to take, you can come take a free, no obligation, 3-hour ACT this Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am  with Inspiring Test Preparation.  This get acquainted offer is good for new clients only*.    This test is used for the first class of our ACT preparation.

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2018-02-13T20:05:49+00:00

What to Eat the Day of the SAT (or Other Long Test)

by Bess Dalby*

Whether you are too tired or too nervous, you may not feel like eating at all the morning of the SAT or ACT. However, I cannot stress enough how disastrous it can be if hunger strikes during a slew of difficult math problems.

The human brain uses a variety of nutritional components to function during strenuous activities, and requires even more nutrition if it is deprived of sleep. Here I will outline five major rules that will guide your test day food strategy so that you can avoid feeling hungry or sleepy during the test.

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2018-02-06T20:46:08+00:00

SAT vs. ACT – Which test is right for you?

Now that it’s prime time to start studying for the SAT and ACT, we’ve had a lot of students ask us which test they should take.

Nowadays, most colleges accept the SAT and ACT and weigh scores from both tests equally, so that’s no longer a reason to take one test over the other.

The College Board recently redesigned the SAT and it is now quite similar to the ACT. Both tests now have optional essays and no guessing penalty. The SAT also no longer has a “random vocabulary” section, which used to be a big deal breaker for a lot of our students. Instead, the SAT has a vocabulary in context section. The SAT also has less geometry than the ACT.  We’ve covered the all differences in a handy graphic below. (more…)

2018-02-06T20:44:14+00:00

Refer a Friend, Get a $25 Gift Card

LAST CHANCE FOR SUMMER PREP – this offer has expired.  However, if you referred a friend per the instructions below and have not received your gift card let me know by texting 703-203-5796 or emailing kvs@katedalby.com

August ACT course 12 sessions + pre-test, starts Monday, August 7.  Cost $1,195.

August Accelerated SAT/ACT course 12 sessions + pre-test, starts Monday, August 7.  Cost $1,250.

Diagnostic testing on Saturday (or earlier Tuesday-Thursday) August 5 at 11 am.

Have you already taken a course with us?  Happy?  Refer a friend to a class and  get a $25 gift card. Not happy?  Give Kate at call at 703-203-5796 and tell her why and see what she can do to help out.

Not sure what to do?  Schedule an appointment to meet with Kate Dalby or call 703-203-5796.

You can pay online when you register, or you can mail a check.  Pay to the order of:

Inspiring Test Preparation,

PO Box 795,

McLean, VA  22101.

2017-08-30T17:48:02+00:00

Commencement 2017

My mother earned her college degree when she was about 40; she was the first woman to get a bachelor’s degree from Union College in New York.  Even at a young age I realized how important that moment was for all of us.

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2017-02-20T21:04:28+00:00