College Prep for 8th and 9th Graders?

College Prep for 8th and 9th Graders?

It may seem a bit early for 8th graders to be planning for college, but as Gaga, my grandmother, used to say: “tempus fugit – time flies.” I had the pleasure this morning of meeting with the Treasure Mountain High PTSO this morning to discuss how 8th and 9th graders should be preparing for college. This blog discusses the top five tips that we discussed.

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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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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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