What to Expect on the PSAT/NMSQT

What to Expect on the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT, or “practice SAT”, is a shorter version of the SAT at only 2 hours and 45 minutes. There are four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math-no calculator, and Math-calculator. For juniors, your test scores may qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship. The top 1% of test-takers can become National Merit Scholars and receive scholarship money and recognition. Even if you feel like National Merit is out of reach, the PSAT is still valuable practice and will provide a good indicator of your potential scores on the SAT.

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Scholarships for Sports - NCAA and NAIA

Scholarships for Sports - NCAA and NAIA

If you’re an aspiring college athlete looking for a scholarship, it is not only important to know how to get recruited and the best ways to stand out, but also which athletic association and division is the best fit for you.  Each association and division has different member schools, eligibility requirements, communication protocols, and scholarship opportunities. 

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Strategies for the ACT Science Test

Strategies for the ACT Science Test

Unlike the SAT, the ACT has an entire section of the test dedicated to science. But never fear, you can still do very well on this section, even if you have never taken advanced science classes.  The 6-7 passages are full of technical terms, charts, graphs, and diagrams.  Learn more about the passages and specific Breakaway strategies to ace the ACT science test! 

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When Should I Take the ACT?

When Should I Take the ACT?

Standardized test are carefully engineered to be sure there is only one right answer.  Unfortunately, there is more than one right answer to “When should I take the ACT?”  At Breakaway Prep, we are passionate in our belief that every student is different – in what they know, what they need, how they learn, and when they should take the ACT.   Today's blog outlines what to take into account when determining YOUR best date. 

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Applying Early? Is That The Right Move?

Applying Early? Is That The Right Move?

You may be tempted to apply to college early to get ahead of the process.  You might have even heard that applying early will increase your chances at admissions.   This blog explores the various early programs available - Early Decision, Early Action, and Restrictive Early Action - and outlines key considerations for developing the right application strategy. 

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