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College Admissions: Sources of Financial Aid

Do you feel like you need a college course in financial aid in order to understand financial aid for college? You're not alone. Start with the basics: the three types of financial aid available to you. https://hubs.ly/H0g86Gl0

blog.powerscore.com One of the most daunting parts of the college application process can be the search for financial aid.


Power Studying: The Podcast Method with Nevin Varghese

🎧🎤Have you heard of the Podcast Method of studying? 🤔 Peep the blog for our newest entry featuring a different method of learning vocabulary words! May also be a good opportunity to start your career in podcast journalism. 👍 https://hubs.ly/H0fGWhr0

blog.powerscore.com Learn how to utilize the podcast method of studying for vocabulary. Ace your next test by planning ahead. Subscribe to PowerScore's blog for tips and tricks to help you unlock you studying potential.


ACT and SAT Math Tips: Thanksgiving Day Drills

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with your family and friends, but don't forget your #ACT or #SAT prep. We've got a few turkey day drills here to keep you sharp over the long weekend. https://hubs.ly/H0fCHKh0

blog.powerscore.com Turkey, potatoes, cranberries, and a side of ACT and SAT Math!

[11/12/18]   Special thanks to our Veterans today! 🇺🇸♥️To honor those who serve and have served, we are proud to offer a year-round military discount on our courses. Call us for details.


ACT and SAT Math Tips: Translating Percent Questions

[% = Piece x Cake] Completely confused? You won't be after reading this week's #ACT and #SAT blog with tips for translating percentage questions from English to Math and vice versa. https://hubs.ly/H0ft8K60

blog.powerscore.com Understanding ACT and SAT Math percentage word problems can be as daunting as reading a foreign language. Learn how to translate them in the our weekly blog!


ACT and SAT Reading Tips: PIVOT!

PIVOT! Understanding an #ACT or #SAT Reading passage is easier than moving a couch up a flight of stairs on Friends. https://hubs.ly/H0f6bBX0

blog.powerscore.com PIVOT! Learn when to change direction in ACT and SAT Reading passages to help you find the main idea and the author's attitude.


ACT English and SAT Writing Tips: Correlating Conjunctions

Watch out for unfaithful conjunctions on the #ACT and #SAT! https://hubs.ly/H0dNY1f0

hubs.ly "Today's students take not only the SAT, but the ACT as well." Do you see the correlating conjunction error? If not, this week's blog is for you!


ACT and SAT Reading Tips: How to Reread Line References

The #ACT and #SAT often use line references in Reading questions, but you have to know which specific parts of the passage to reread in order to avoid answer traps. https://hubs.ly/H0dxc7x0

blog.powerscore.com Having trouble finishing the ACT or SAT Reading Section? This quick tip will help you save valuable time!


ACT English and SAT Writing Tips: Beware of THEM (and THEY)!

"THEY said that my #ACT or #SAT scores should be submitted to THEM by January 1." Did they, now? You better get a handle on implied pronouns before even taking those tests, let alone sharing your scores with future colleges. https://hubs.ly/H0dgcxz0

blog.powerscore.com Implied pronouns are common in speech so they are difficult to detect on the ACT and SAT. Learn how to spot the most dangerous ones in this week's blog.


Test Free June: Summer ACT and SAT Math

If you're taking a break from studying this summer, this post is for you. After all, these are summer dilemmas, not #ACT or #SAT math problems! https://hubs.ly/H0cRRHs0

blog.powerscore.com Learn how ACT and SAT Math can help you solve some of summer's best dilemmas.


New Official ACT Prep Guide 2018-2019: Should you upgrade?

Nonprofit test makers have found that they can increase revenue by publishing yearly updates to their official guides. But just because there is a new version doesn't mean you always have to buy it. Is this year's update a must-have for your #ACT prep? https://hubs.ly/H0cKVTl0

blog.powerscore.com Test makers are now updating their official guides every year, and the new Official ACT Prep Guide was just released. Learn whether you should upgrade in this week's post.


Test-Free June: Summer TV and ACT/SAT Vocabulary

Some free #ACT and #SAT vocabulary while talking about your favorite guilty-pleasure: summer TV shows. https://hubs.ly/H0cF_Gl0

blog.powerscore.com Your favorite summer shows can help you prepare for the ACT and SAT!


Test-Free June: Ways to prep for the ACT and SAT without studying

The last thing on your mind this summer is the #ACT and the #SAT, right? Find easy ways to prep for the tests without serious study. https://hubs.ly/H0cyQVN0

blog.powerscore.com You can take a break from serious study and still prepare for the ACT and SAT this summer. Here's how!


ACT and SAT Math Tips: Classic Quadratic Forms

Even quadratic equations can have shortcuts on the #ACT and #SAT. https://hubs.ly/H0chj-w0

blog.powerscore.com Wasting time trying to solve tedious quadratic equations on the SAT? Here's a trick that will help you quickly determine the correct answer.


ACT and SAT Reading Tips: "True to You" Answer Traps

What you don't know about math and grammar can hurt you on the #ACT and #SAT, but what you DO know can hurt you on the Reading section. Learn how to avoid a common answer trap on the tests. https://hubs.ly/H0c8B8N0

blog.powerscore.com Are you often tricked by wrong answers in the ACT or SAT Reading section? Learn about specific traps set for you in this week's PowerScore blog.


College Admissions: When Financial Aid Is Not Enough

Wasn't it Don Henley and Patty Smyth who sang that "Sometimes FinAid just ain't enough?" No? Well they should have. Here's what you can do when your expected family contribution is unexpectedly high. https://hubs.ly/H0c2CLc0

blog.powerscore.com Is it possible to ask for more financial aid from a prospective college AFTER you've been accepted?


ACT and SAT Test Tips: "I have to" vs. "I want to"

Taking the #ACT or #SAT in 2018? Learn how to begin thinking about the tests and your preparation so that you set yourself up for success. https://hubs.ly/H0bYMm80

blog.powerscore.com Do you HAVE to do well on the ACT and SAT, or do you WANT to do well? You may be surprised about how one word can change your chances of success.

[04/10/18]   Some students in DE, CO, CT, ID, IL, ME, MI, MN, OH, OK, RI, and NYC will be taking the #SAT during their school day today. Good luck!

ACT and SAT Reading Tips: Questions about the Author's Attitude

So what if you have an attitude? It's a part of being a teenager--and part of being an author. Learn how to tackle questions about attitude on the #ACT and #SAT Reading sections, and why a PowerScore author frequently rolled her eyes at her mom. https://hubs.ly/H0bzHx50

hubs.ly The ACT and SAT might use hundreds of adjectives in wrong answer choices to describe the tone of a reading passage, but only a few are used repeatedly in the right answers. Learn which ones to pick--and which ones to avoid--in this week's blog.

[04/03/18]   Today begins the #ACT testing window for students taking the test during the school day in AL, NE, OK, and TN. Good luck!

[03/21/18]   Some students in Minnesota and New Hampshire will be taking the #SAT during their school day today. Good luck!

[03/20/18]   Today begins the #ACT testing window for students taking the test during the school day in KY, LA, MN, MS, MT, ND, OH, SC, TN, UT, and WY. Good luck!


NCAA Basketball Bracket: The Winners by ACT and SAT Scores

Brackets, #brackets, everywhere! Who wins the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament if the teams advance based on their schools average #ACT and #SAT scores? https://hubs.ly/H0bgJ8g0

blog.powerscore.com Who would win the NCAA basketball tournament if it was based on ACT and SAT scores instead of basketball skills?

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