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How to Study for a Test

It is an extremely common belief that the more someone studies, the better they will perform on an exam. This myth leads to thousands of stressed students hunching over their books, cramming for the next big test- for many, this is the SAT, ACT, or other entrance exams for higher education. However, the number of […]

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How to Pass the SHSAT

There is no magic number to pass the SHSAT. In a sense, passing is really doing well enough to get accepted to the specialized high school that you are applying to. That being said, the score that is required to get into your dream school changes year by year. That’s because students compete for admission, […]

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How to Pass the TACHS

Let’s take a look at what it takes to do well on the TACHS. Many Catholic high schools in New York City look at a student’s TACHS score to determine admission, placement, and scholarships. First, it’s important to know that there is no passing score for the TACHS. Students will be given a percentile based […]

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SHSAT Cut-Off Scores

Many parents and students ask about cut-off scores. The important thing to realize is that the specialized high schools don’t decide their cut-off scores and that there isn’t a set score to beat. Instead, students compete against each other for a spot in the school. Ready to Start Preparing for the SHSAT? Video Transcript A […]

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Scoring on the SHSAT

In this video we will take a look at how the scaled score is determined on the SHSAT and how to account for that when preparing for the SHSAT. Ready to Start Preparing for the SHSAT? Video Transcript The way scoring works on the SHSAT is that they score the ELA section and the Math […]

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Tip for Answering Questions on the SHSAT

The SHSAT is a 3-hour long test, consisting of an ELA section and a mathematics section. The students are free to answer the questions in any order they like, so we recommend that the students start with the section that they are strongest in. Ready to Start Preparing for the SHSAT? Video Transcript If you’re […]

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Passing Math Regents Exams

Many students are worried about the upcoming math Regents exams. While there is no magic trick that a student can do to be fully prepared for it, she can use her time wisely. In this video, we will take a look at what part of the test to focus on in order to pass the […]

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12 Test Prep Tips

1. Believe in yourself. You can do it if you try. You may have to work harder than others, but with the right amount of work you can achieve your goals. 2. Take a practice test. It’s important to take a practice test right away. This will let you know where you stand right now […]

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