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SAT & ACT Essay- To Take or Not To Take

The SAT and ACT essays, both the subject of many revisions and much controversy over the past few years, have reached the brink of extinction. This summer, many of the last holdouts – elite schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Duke – dropped the essay as an application requirement, leaving only the California state schools requiring […]

PSAT Results Out Today

Welcome back! As we move into December and the holiday season kicks into full swing, test preparation season starts to kick into full swing, as well, as a raft of scores come out this month. The most notable of these scores are PSAT scores, which should be available to all students today, December 11th. PSAT […]

SAT & ACT Classes in Wellesley

Sexton is offering a two courses this winter to prepare students for the March SAT and February ACT. Each class will focus on one exam and will be taught by one of our Expert Tutors. The courses are designed to give your student a complete strategic overview of all sections of the SAT/ACT. Space is […]

SAT and ACT Preparation: Two Homework Mistakes

Greetings from Ben at Sexton Test Prep. This month, I want to address homework completion and the test preparation process. Obviously, homework completion is an integral part of test preparation and score improvement. But, two common problems arise that interfere with student progress. The first is manufacturing score results. This occurs when a student wants […]

Free Session: Navigating the Test Prep Process

SAT/ACT/Test Optional? Unsure of which path is right for you/your student? Come to this informative session to learn about the 2018-2019 standardized testing landscape. During this one-hour presentation, we will discuss the differences between the exams, how they are scored, when to take the exams, and how to pick between them. Students and parents will […]

June SAT Delivers Surprising Results

Many students around the country were disappointed by the incredibly harsh scoring curve on the June test. The curve was so bad that national stories about it circulated within a day or two after the score release. Many students lamented that although they had gotten more questions right than they had on previous tests, sometimes […]

SAT and ACT Essays Continue to Lose Favor

Within the last week, Duke joined Stanford, Brown, and Princeton in announcing this summer that they will no longer require that applicants submit the SAT and/or ACT essay. As a result, almost no schools outside the California state school system require the SAT/ACT essay anymore. The writing has been on the wall for these essays […]

UChicago Goes Test Optional: What Does It Mean?

A lot of news in the testing world recently, the biggest item of which is that the University of Chicago has decided to become test optional. This is big news because although there are more than 800 institutions that are test optional already, Chicago is the first top 10 University and major research university to […]

The Will To Prepare To Win

Today we have a guest post from Mike Bergin, the founder of Chariot Learning, shares the insight and experience earned over twenty-five years in education through his extensive writing on test prep and teaching.  Everyone wants great test scores. That is to say, anyone who has to sit for an important or perhaps even trivial wants to score […]

SAT Class in Wellesley

Sexton is offering a 12-hour SAT course to prepare your student for the March SAT. This class will be taught by two of our Master Tutors and is designed to give your student a complete overview of all sections of the SAT, including the essay. This six session class will meet in Wellesley on Monday […]