Category Archives: Test Prep

SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE: The Eleventh Grade Applicant

We have suggested in an earlier blog that getting an early start on the college process is essential for good results to be reasonably assured. A ninth grade start is even better than a tenth grade start; a tenth better … Continue reading

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Another New SAT

The College Board’s president, David Coleman, announced Monday that the College Board would be embarking on the development of another new SAT.  The last revision of the SAT was in 1994, when a number of changes were made (adding the … Continue reading

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On “Gaming the System”

By Mark Greenstein, Founder of Ivy Bound Test Prep. Parents and educators routinely post comments that SAT prep is “gaming the system”.  I happen to agree.  But no student should feel guilty if her/his work is called “gaming”.   “Gaming” … Continue reading

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Is Old Fashioned Reading Really Important Anymore?

“My kids aren’t readers. Today, there are so many ways to pick up information, is old fashioned reading really important anymore?”       In a recent counseling session with the father of three sons, I came face to face with a … Continue reading

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It’s All About Preparation

In today’s competitive adult world, the level and quality of an individual’s education will influence long term success more than any other factor.  Most families realize the importance of preparation to the process of achieving success, especially in areas like … Continue reading

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