Ways to Spot Scholarship Scams

Ways to Spot Scholarship Scams

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Students every year are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as they can. With this logic here are many scam scholarships that target students. To make sure that you don’t fall for such a scheme as well, below are some of signs which will help tell you fake scholarships apart.

  • Always remember that the main aim of scholarships is to provide you with money, not take it from you. Thus, if you spot scholarships which require any kind of registration fees, chances are that it’s a trap you shouldn’t get into
  • If the scholarship information doesn’t give any contact details, a contact number to be precise; beware. Scams usually don’t give out phone numbers because then they become very easy to be traced and caught. Always check that the contact details are authentic before actually pursuing the option
  • The scholarship should smell of danger if it is open for everyone. You might get excited to know that a scholarship is free for everyone but scholarships don’t work that way.  There are thousands of scholarships available but all have a certain criteria
  • When you consider a scholarship, don’t forget to do an in-depth research about the scholarship. Providers usually like to mention about how many students they have funded thus, if the scholarship actually exists, you’ll most probably find other people who have previously won the scholarship (this logic is not applicable is the scholarship has launched just recently)
  • You need to wake up and save yourself from the trap if the scholarship providers ask you for your personal financial information. A real scholarship wouldn’t ask for your bank account number or credit card pin. If you receive a phone call asking for these things, don’t give any information and cut the call immediately
  • Don’t consider this a stroke of luck if you win a scholarship that you didn’t apply for. Do not pursue this kind of an opportunity because you never know where the trap actually lies. It is better to delete such message or immediately hang up the call. Just be very careful not to give them any information
  • If the scholarship providers say that they’ll do all the work for you, don’t fall for it. No proper scholarship does your work. In our blogs, we have mentioned several times that you will have to do some hard work for the scholarship and there is no skipping that

 

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Optimal time student should invest for test prep

Optimal time student should invest for test prep

It is truly suggested to prepare for your hard-hitting day right from the beginning over the course of your academic session. SAT and ACT are not that type of tests for which over night cramming would be enough to cross the hurdle efficaciously. These uniform tests are designed in a fiddlier way. Test prep centers in California are educational institutions and have appointed best educationists to steer students in constructive ways. Who make students adaptable of the test layout by providing high distinction test material.There are two conventional ways to get prepared for tests.Rote learning is not an upright route chosen for success. It is a superficial learning does not meet the requirements of a trickier test like SAT and ACT.Conceptual learning is a profound learning which directly targets success. Conceptual learning is a meaningful learning which benefits a student in his professional and social life. It is a vigorous learning which produces prolific results. It is actually a constructive study which promotes knowledge and develop social skills and develop numerous ways to interact with people. It encounters two learning goals which are as underConceptual learning is a right route selected to get victory over an unkind giant of SAT and ACT.The most important thing is the student has to be industrious to tackle tests effectually.A diagnostic test is a best way to determine how many hours are adequate to study. It is a best technique to scrutinize your strategy and aspire fallouts. Result of a diagnostic test gives a true picture of your standing on a scale of growth.How many hours are sufficient for study to accomplish a goal can also be determined by going through the colleges you are aiming for, average score of students enrolled there will guide you in multiple ways. For instance, what should be your level of hard graft to get over there.Maintain a log record in which you enter test scores and study hours on daily or weekly basis and interpret those figures in the reflection of plan of action. It indicates the hours you need to hit the books. Everyone is different at intelligence level and takes time to grasp things according to the caliber.;               COMPOSITE SCORE INCREASE            REQUIRED PERIOD OF TIME                      3 TO 4 POINTS                       1 TO 2 MONTHS                                           5 TO 6 POINTS                        3 TO 4 MONTHS                    7 TO 10 POINTS                     6 MONTHS TO 1 YEAR       Test prep centers in California are providing spectacular tutoring services to guide students according to their caliber and intelligence level. Better guidance is available for the struggling and confuse students and for the ones who want to improve their previous bad score. According to the situation and condition it is prescribed by the centers that how many hours they should study to meet their goal and can make their transcript appealing.

How to build perfect resume for college application

How to build perfect resume for college application

A well-rounded resume is very important for college admission. Resume is a brief and comprehensive document of your entire academic career along with all the extracurricular activities and services you have rendered and experience gained. It is a verbal reflection of your personality. It is a detailed narration ofResume has a crucial significance in your admission process, and at times it seems more harder than in actual. First you will have to hold your procrastination, be confident and smart as it is an imperative document for college admission along with application essay.Resume is not just a piece of paper for admission officers rather it speaks about your hard skills and soft skills, your preferences and passions. If you have ever participated in any school or college level courses get it in a documented form. College is eager to know about your activities like, interest in music and art or If you are an enthusiastic athlete. Any volunteer task you have done for charity or for a noble cause. If you have ever get a chance to work in a lab include it in your resume. Experiences are worthy to stand you out. If you have a two-page resume then it is advisable to write your name at the top of the second page also to avoid any inconvenience admission officers have to face, in case of it get seperated. If you are a good scorer at SAT, ACT and have a top class ranking but unable to flow your accomplishments on paper, your application may be rejected. Perfect resume is an involvement of your activities with all accomplishments. Include every tiny detail of your accomplishments, being modest in putting a detail of your prize won in school’s debating society in grade three can cost you, do not get reluctant to place it in your resume. Make your profile highlighted by using bullets. Your resume should focus on your passion and achievements rather than responsibilities.Stated down are the damage traps you should consider them in making your resume.Abounding of words make your resume unworthy, be specific while showcasing your activities. It is good to be brief and comprehensive while describing your activities. It is good to add your learning experiences you get from your activities. Cut your accomplishments and activities so that they fit in your resume. Include only one or two experiences than too many irrelevant information. Your details regarding your part time job and services rendered in a volunteer community service are good to mention. You should give some detail of your experience like, you did work in a laboratory then its detailed expression in resume will be helpful to make you distinguish from other applicants.  Resume which is not properly formatted is difficult to scan and its overall expression should be symmetrical. Headings and bullets should be properly listed.Admission officers are knowledgeable competent persons have an ability to see underneath reality. So be honest in describing yourself.

Avoid these common mistakes when completing application essay

Avoid these common mistakes when completing application essay

Application essay without passion, personal flavor, and your inner traits is a super facial prompt in which admission officers are least interested because it is one of the tools by which you can make yourself distinguished. In making it unique and eminent there are several mistakes which are in fact damaging traps. Let’s dig deep to know common mistakes and the way how to avoid them in completing the application essay.Never select a topic which does not portray you well, the reader wants to know about you, your passions, your experiences and then finally about learning the outcome. Select distinct topic so that reader can have a broader scope to know about you. It is a written document which needs your time, attention and delegation. Admission officers do not know you as a person that’s why essay should represent you in a true sense. But to restate your application form in your essays would be a very bad idea. Your academic records, extracurricular achievements, your dedication about a particular institution should not be your area of concentration. Be creative don’t rehash your resume and application details in your essay. Admission officers want to see your personality through your words. Your essay should depict your personal traits which scores and grades can not. Make the first draft of your essay and let your idea and thoughts to flow on paper in form of words that’s why in accordance to an admission consultant writing should be started earlier. Divide your essay into three portions like an introduction, central body, and a conclusion.Never start with some tedious conversation, your start should hold the reader strongly and do not let him distract. One of big mistake to avoid is to startup by a bald statement. Restrict yourself to one or two topics, discussion of random topics will not allow admission officers to concentrate. A creative start will hold the reader and don’t let him distract. Brainstorm your personal traits and take a start of your essay by defining your strengths.Right from the beginning main idea of the essay should be clear in meaning and plot. General information about a particular institution or incident will be a damage trap so try to be specific about your ideas, passions and what will you learn by experiencing a certain passion.Think application essay is your new friend with whom you are talking about yourself your actual feelings. Share all what you go through and went through, by doing so you will actually unveil your preferences, you experience about a specific area. As it isn’t merely a piece of paper rather it is a tool that will convey all from your so it has to be a pithy one. The concerned people who get your applications aren’t lay man, they are eligible enough to discover whether it has been penned down by an elder and older or someone else has just edited it. The point is not to go after some conventional ordinary notions. It will be wise to make your application as much as appealing and interesting as you can. The actual message of your application can be written and carried out with the use of business language. Be conscious while making a selection of words.   The significance of proof reading can’t be denied in any way at all, so make it must-do thing that get it checked and read either by your consultant, teacher or a parent in order to avoid any blunder or mistakes. Errors and mistakes leave a bad impression so you better not rely on things like ‘grammar-check’ feature. It has to be done by that person whose duty is to direct you in this connection and to guide you in a most perfect way. Before I wind it up I would like to advice you sincerely that your application essay or note has to be so well-described and well-defined, any ambiguity and vagueness in this regard can’t be and won’t be tolerated in any way at all. So get started writing your application in a candid way. 

10 Tips for Writing a College Essay

10 Tips for Writing a College Essay

After almost a decade of helping high school students as well as post-grad applicants write their College Essays aka the infamous Personal Essay. I have compiled some gems from my experience. The Personal Essay is a unique genre that you will likely only have to write once or, at most, twice in your entire life. Use it as an opportunity to tell your story! Here are some of my best tips to get you started.The Personal Essay is NOT an Academic Essay.The Personal Essay is about WHO YOU ARE and HOW YOU THINK. It’s about expressing your values, your experiences (impact) and how you think (intellect). Your goal is to convey your insight into the world and your personal development so far as a human being. Most forget that a tone of intimacy is required when writing the Personal Essay. The majority of my students don’t consider this for their first draft. They get caught up in either trying to impress the reader or lean on statements that are too declarative and lack an emotional edge. This can turn your reader off. The Personal Essay must have the qualities of informality and honesty to initiate a straightforward conversation between you and your reader.Know Your Audience.In my experience, the best essays take on a very strong voice that talk to one specific person. I tell my students to identify a person, a confidant — someone you trust, you rely on for advice or mentorship, someone you can tell the truth to, someone you talk intimately with. Write to that person as if you are in a conversation with them. And for God’s sake…Identify Your Main Point.Just because it’s a personal essay, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have brainstormed a thesis statement. — whether that is a lesson / a theory of life you’ve picked up / an awareness that came to you through your experiences. Every part of your narrative — each anecdote and experience must link back to a main idea or main point you want to drive home.Write Short Sentences.This is a rule for writing that comes up again and again. I always edit my own writing for this as well. Ever read a long sentence only to get to the end and the point is utterly lost. The brain is more able to digest information when it comes in short, to the point, and, sometimes, even blunt sentences. It’s a powerful way to write. It imbibes the writer with authority and provokes interest. Your goal for the personal essay is to keep the reader’s attention for every sentence you write. Make sure every sentence is compelling or makes an important point— if not, edit or cut.What Do You Know Best?Ever heard that old-school writer advice: “Write what you know.” Well, it’s true. What area of your life have you developed most? It’s probably the area that you care about the most too. Let that shine through your essay.When In Doubt — WRITE or RAMBLE…If writing is something that doesn’t come naturally to you. That’s OK. The best place to start is by giving yourself a list of brainstorm questions — wide open questions that give you room to explore. I sometimes recommend that you use a recording device. Yes, allow yourself to ramble. Transcribe them — word for word. You just might find the seeds of your essay in those recordings. Plus, it’s a lot easier to edit something down than to start from scratch!Show Instead of Tell — Be Your Own Storyteller.Take your reader on your journey. One brilliant technique for staying away from “telling” the story is to challenge yourself to write only in the present tense. It keeps the focus on what’s happening in the moment. Therefore, it keeps your reader all the more engaged. You are in control of the narrative. The bumps, the curves, the aha moments along the way! Another great technique is to describe your own mental thought process for each anecdote/story you are sharing. This is essential to your essay. You want to show your reader HOW YOU THINK by inviting them into your specific thought process. *A good way to do this is to voice record it. I advise my students to think of the Personal Essay as an opportunity to reflect, gain perspective and see your life’s journey as a story. You are re-living your personal or professional experience in your essay. The Personal Essay is asking you to become your own storyteller. What kind of storyteller are you? Be vulnerable and curious. Sharing a difficult time or moment in your life doesn’t make you look weak. Show that you’ve come away with something valuable to give to yourself and others. Your reader wants to know you’ve found a way through any confusion and uncertainty by asking yourself the necessary questions.Open With An Anecdote.You’re opening must engage your reader from the very first sentence. Avoid gimmicks. Don’t be afraid to simplify. Remember- Steve Jobs said white space is as important as what you add to it. Let moments speak for themselves sometimes without explanation. This can be incredibly powerful. Also, let the moment you choose reveal your personality and character. How did it shape who you are today and who you will be tomorrow? Give us that in detail. Choose an inflection point of your life.Incorporate HumorInvite your humor in! Your readers are starved for some comedy. Just consider how many essays they have read just to get to yours. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Play with the telling of it. Allow yourself to see it from a few different perspectives. If you’re not sure about the appropriateness of a narrative — ask for input from people you respect and admire. It’s worth the risk. People are often more open-minded than we realize. Give your reader the benefit of the doubt.Ask More From Your Reader. Be Humble and Be CuriousThis can come in many different forms. However, if there are questions you still have about your own experience — it’s OK to get rhetorical in your essay. Don’t be afraid to engage your reader in the same questions you are asking yourself about life and your journey so far. Don’t just tell your reader what you are thinking, DISCOVER what you are thinking and be curious about it. Ask your reader to step into your shoes. Allow them to witness your discoveries too. And always remember a good tone to consider is going to walk the line between a combo of humility and curiosity. Allow yourself to explore your own story as you write. This shows your reader that you have an intellectual sensibility and an emotional awareness. If we are curious, it conveys an intellectual flexibility that colleges and universities are looking for. contact: iamkatestone@gmail.com

How to Kick Start your College Search

How to Kick Start your College Search

Beginning your search for college is a very exciting yet a very hectic task and at one point it might seem like you will never see a single college which is absolutely perfect for you. However, be assured that you will find a college which is an ideal fit for you; only if you work systematically. Below are some of the steps you can take to have a smooth college search. Talking to your family is the best thing that you can do to start your college search. Preferably, have an open discussion with them; talk to them about their reservations about college, their experiences and your goals and expectations from a college. Also, talk about any hindrances that you might think you’d have later on; including any financial problems. Making a wish-list would actually help you narrow down your choices of a college. Make the list of the things you expect from a college; the majors you would like to choose, the extracurricular activities that you want to be a part of. There must be things that might not seem important at first but list them down anyways. To look for a college which suits you, you first need to have an insight into what college really is. The best insight you’ll get will be from the peers; teachers, parents, relatives, friends and everyone who have been to a college. Remember, everyone will have their own story to tell so by the end, you will have a fair idea of what’s coming up. So when you’re searching for a college, chances are that you will sign up on many websites and before you even know it, your email inbox will be flooded with emails of information, brochures and what not. While it might seem a bit tiring, you will have to go through the emails, deleting the unnecessary one but greatly benefitting from the useful and informative ones. Underestimating the informative ability of college fairs is the biggest mistake you will make while looking for colleges. You will get the chance to get into a one to one conversation with college representatives and have the opportunity to clear all your doubts and confusions. Also, college fairs are very good chance to network with people from different colleges. With latest technologies and the revolution of the internet, there is a lot of research which can be done just by a click. Websites have a plethora of information and virtual tours which is the closest you can get to see the university without physically being there. If nothing else, you can get a vibe of the college. If you can visit the campus, nothing like it. Visiting the campus will get you an insight, online virtual tours cannot. Plus, it will cover everything; from seeing what the place looks like to getting the feel of the university to see if it suits you and networking with the people from the college. So if you have decided to visit a university then do consider meeting their ambassadors. Click here to see the list of university ambassadors.

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How to embark upon SAT successfully

How to embark upon SAT successfully

SAT is a decisive exam and is taken to brings equity in education. Tutors are providing services to undergraduates efficaciously with their extensive knowledge and experience.Determination + Hard work = SuccessMentioned above are two vigorous ingredients to conquer the SAT but along few effective strategies which steer to accomplish your goal. There are two types of strategies to follow:Pre-test strategies refer to hard work and determination to ace the SAT, score more than 1500 makes you competitive and distinguished from the rest of applicants. If the student actively and vigilantly acts upon the following strategies then path of success would be relatively easier.The answer behind this riddle depends on your preparatory score and target score. How much Improvement is needed will determine your study hours. If you are facing the SAT giant for the first time then there is a need for self-assessment. On testing sites, there are official test papers feigning real test conditions. If the student gets points from 0-50 range then he has to scuffle for 10 hours study. And if test score performance falls between 250-350 points then a student will have to invest maximum hours in studying hard. Concentrate whole heartedly on areas that need improvement and integrate efficient practice material.It is always best to choose a material for practice resembles the actual layout of SAT. Because it is a customized test designed on a different format. Do not go for practice to prep books having questions either tougher or not in accordance with the actual format of SAT. It is suggested and advisable to join official test sessions that are similar to the real picture and provide quality test material.The next phase is figuring out the reason for missing questions. Reason can be any of the following:SAT is a pitiless test that does not spare you on being negligent for any of the above-mentioned reason. If you are unable to decipher the reason of losing marks after going through the bulk of practice sessions then actually no improvement is taking place, you are standing still. If you are unable to unleash ins and outs then get educational assistance, mentors are like doctors who can diagnose area of weakness with a plan of action to cure. Once the weakness is cured, journey of improvement steps forward. Time management strategy is helpful in completing a test within the allotted time and this problem will be solved by doing practice. If you are facing the problem of not getting the true meaning of the content because of unfamiliar terminologies and tough vocabulary then put your focus on memorizing common SAT words, solution falls in vocabulary enhancement and in obtaining tutoring to remove grammatical errors and construct a solid sentence structure.Now you are sitting in an examination room with mind stiffness and apprehensions with uncomfortable state of mind and in this whole scenario time is a real curse. Follow the stated down tips to complete test quickly and efficiently:Even if you are not sure about the correct answer just make a hunch as you have 25% probability to pick the correct one. Time management strategy is that’s why becomes quite vital because it gives you an opportunity to invest a prescribed time usually in seconds on each question. It is suggested to think deeper instead of skipping and giving yourself a chance to fluke. It may rise a likelihood to get the right answer.Highlighting key words is a useful technique to know the whereabout of the question. It is an accommodating strategy to have an idea about the content which minimizes the chance of committing mistakes.It is an interesting technique to arrive at correct options. When you remove all the choices you think as wrong, then the probability to select the right one rises. Makes it feasible to double check your test paper before handing over. Test prep centers in California are providing best educational assistance to conquer SAT through tutoring and online practice and test sessions.

Factors to consider while selecting the college

Factors to consider while selecting the college

College selection is a vital decision as it will have long-lasting effects on your future. It is a vigorous decision regarding college transition which is a complicated and perplex process for a teen and parents which needs an advanced level of inspection. An admission consultant in a knowledgeable person who has an up to the mark information regarding It is necessary to know about the college you are interested to get admission is accredited or not. Its curriculum should be academically stout to compete and meet higher education standards.Your college selection should depend on your interest and abilities. Track your passion that whether you are a person of liberal arts or inclined towards technical fields. First decide then go to shop of a college suit you.A distance between your college and home really matters. In a big city, everything will become expensive. It is very important to consider the cost of traveling, college crime statistics and neighboring localities.College dimensions specify academic options, sports culture, research labs, multiple majors, diverse choices and concentration. In simple words the size of a college plays a vital role in teen’s grooming and embark confidence.It is the most important factor which trumps all issues left behind. Private colleges are expensive as compare to the public. Private colleges attract more students by financial endowments it alleviates a degree of tuition fee load but other expenses remain same.It is an explicit factor which determines your ultimate decision. An admission consultant guides you by sharing literature and capitals with you. Accompanying the search keeps you well informed. Do not depend on US reports and Worlds news publications, they might have a misleading ranking. Visit departments of your major and meet seniors you will have plenty of information regarding academic standard.Standard of academics and faculty both are interconnected to each other. College faculty is not only a bunch of professors rather they are more than teachers inculcate soft and hard skills and also develop social skill in a teen to make him a treasured citizen of the U.S.It is a factor which is exceedingly significant. First, select a college and then for the major you are aiming to study. Transfer college costs will put loads of stress on your pocket by further extending your college year. It is suggested to keep a series of opportunities in mind.College selection process is no doubt a matter of thoughtful consideration. It can be easier by navigating through the entire process and ponder all the factors efficiently to make subsequent choice THE BEST.

College endowments for education enhancement

College endowments for education enhancement

College offers multiple financial aid programs for students for making their course of study unconstrained and free of tautness. Private colleges are expensive than public colleges and facilitate the student by alleviating fee loads. There are assorted endowments either in private or in public colleges. It is problematic for a parent and student to understand the stressful admission process and the choices by which a student can avail financial aid. In California students can meet financial advisors who are loyal and trustworthy and they do not take benefit of student’s system obliviousness. They choose the college that meets your study and financial requirements and facilitate in a best possible way.There are two types of financial aids. 1.    Gift aids: Grants and scholarships. 2.    Self-help aids: Student loans, work-study, and part-time employment.Gift aids as its meaning is self-explanatory. This is a type of help or assistance to students which is gifted to them to inspire and motivate. Usually, students who show impressive academics are eligible to receive the aid. If you are a science student and has designed a project or an article based on scientific knowledge published in school magazine along with a letter of recommendation by the teachers, then you are eligible to receive such gifted aids but depends on the eligibility criteria which varies college to college. Participation in any program of community self-help like fund raising for the treatment of thalassemia patients can raise probable worthiness to fall in this category.It is a kind of flair aid, prearranged for students to appreciate and encourage on their previous curricular and non-curricular achievements. These financial gifts alleviate financial burden and stimulate them to perform well in studies or in any field of inspiration. Grants and scholarships support protection by covering the cost of attendance. Stated down are clauses which fall under this category.Self-help aid programs are planned for students who want to lift a bit of their education expense on their shoulders. This type of indirect financial assistance is helpful in teen’s personality development, boost confidence and enhance social skills. Terms and conditions of student loans vary from college to college. Every college has a student loan program depending on a payback period and number of installments. Students can get advice from the financial advisor to choose a loan program for them which suits them, and has better terms and conditions supported by flexible repayment procedure.The program specially designed to benefit students by giving them an opportunity to earn money by doing part-time jobs. Usually students under this package are allowed to do a job for 15-20 hours a week. Work study compendium does not only serve as a financial aid for a student but also plays a positive role in behavioral development by incorporating social skills and time management.

Optimal time student should invest for test prep

Optimal time student should invest for test prep

It is truly suggested to prepare for your hard-hitting day right from the beginning over the course of your academic session. SAT and ACT are not that type of tests for which over night cramming would be enough to cross the hurdle efficaciously. These uniform tests are designed in a fiddlier way. Test prep centers in California are educational institutions and have appointed best educationists to steer students in constructive ways. Who make students adaptable of the test layout by providing high distinction test material.There are two conventional ways to get prepared for tests.Rote learning is not an upright route chosen for success. It is a superficial learning does not meet the requirements of a trickier test like SAT and ACT.Conceptual learning is a profound learning which directly targets success. Conceptual learning is a meaningful learning which benefits a student in his professional and social life. It is a vigorous learning which produces prolific results. It is actually a constructive study which promotes knowledge and develop social skills and develop numerous ways to interact with people. It encounters two learning goals which are as underConceptual learning is a right route selected to get victory over an unkind giant of SAT and ACT.The most important thing is the student has to be industrious to tackle tests effectually.A diagnostic test is a best way to determine how many hours are adequate to study. It is a best technique to scrutinize your strategy and aspire fallouts. Result of a diagnostic test gives a true picture of your standing on a scale of growth.How many hours are sufficient for study to accomplish a goal can also be determined by going through the colleges you are aiming for, average score of students enrolled there will guide you in multiple ways. For instance, what should be your level of hard graft to get over there.Maintain a log record in which you enter test scores and study hours on daily or weekly basis and interpret those figures in the reflection of plan of action. It indicates the hours you need to hit the books. Everyone is different at intelligence level and takes time to grasp things according to the caliber.;               COMPOSITE SCORE INCREASE            REQUIRED PERIOD OF TIME                      3 TO 4 POINTS                       1 TO 2 MONTHS                                           5 TO 6 POINTS                        3 TO 4 MONTHS                    7 TO 10 POINTS                     6 MONTHS TO 1 YEAR       Test prep centers in California are providing spectacular tutoring services to guide students according to their caliber and intelligence level. Better guidance is available for the struggling and confuse students and for the ones who want to improve their previous bad score. According to the situation and condition it is prescribed by the centers that how many hours they should study to meet their goal and can make their transcript appealing.

Why a student should go for both tests SATACT

Why a student should go for both tests SAT/ACT?

Assessment is mandatory for learning. Diverse type of tests are taken to assess student’s performance at assorted levels of study. Assessment breeds motivation which has a colossal standing for learning and grooming. As tests are prognosticators of learning evolution over the period of time. These assessment trials are also helpful to point out freshman’s weaknesses and determine curative study courses. In California education system is extensive as high schools, colleges and universities show diverse culture of students came from incredible range of ethnicity and social philosophies. Which reflects different edifying troubles need multiple remedial courses. ACT/SAT are standardized tests which are obligatory for college transition and it is an admission requirement of a college to accept either test. Teens can get assurance from college administration department about the test requirement. For many reasons it is advisable for the students to go for both tests.                 SAT (on each question)                  ACT (on each question)Math                      1:23                       1:00 Reading                      1:15                       0:53Writing                      0:48                        0:36SAT entertains reading, writing and math. 45% of students get admission in college on their SAT score. On the following reasons it is prudent to take SAT as it is acceptable in most prestigious universities.ACT is a placement test which is significant and demanding. It entertains four sections,65% of the students get admission in college on their ACT score. Why teens go for ACT, stated down are the reasons.      ACT    SATAcknowledged by all the colleges of America.      Yes    YesCalculator is allowed in math section.      Yes    NoEssay is discretionary.      Yes    YesGuessing is allowed with no penalty.      Yes   *YesPractice questions available on daily basis.      Yes     YesComprehension available for test practice.      Yes     YesTest fee reimbursement for deserving students.      Yes     YesApplication fee reimbursement for deserving students.      Yes     YesCost free score reports.      Yes     YesTest taking time one hour or less.      Yes      NoTest layout is on the basis of student’s concepts of high school.      Yes    *YesFacility to count questions.      Yes      No*Allowed in new program.