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SAT and ACT Trends

As a practitioner, I try to get my hands on as many recent SAT exams and attend as many webinars that discuss what is going on with the SAT and ACT. This past week, I went to one of the best webinars because we, as a group of test prep professionals, discussed what...

How to raise a reader

My child is not a reader…. As a kid, I always had my head in a book. As an adult, I’m the same way. I tend to gravitate to non-fiction, although my favorite fiction authors include Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Vonnegut. I was raised in a reading culture. My parents were...

Farewell Subject Tests and SAT Essays

Earlier this month, the College Board did two things that I applaud: It decided to get rid of the essay portion of the exam.  It has eliminated the Subject Test product line. Frankly, I’m not mourning the elimination of the essay. First of all, it was the last part of...

Test Prep and You

From the Desk of Alan Sheptin: I get lots of calls about test prep. One of the most common questions posed to me is, “Do you guarantee a score increase?” I answer very simply. I tell parents that any company answers in the affirmative is acting unethically. I cannot...

Worried about the SAT? We can help!

The SAT and Sheptin Tutoring, a match made in Test Heaven   What is the SAT and SAT Subject Test? The test has changed but you can prepare! How? Knowledge is power… Know what to expect. Find more information from the College Board here. 2.  Find out what...