Finding the Test Prep Strategy That Fits Your Learning Style

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If you plan to apply to college, you will most likely take the SAT or ACT at least once, and you want to earn the highest score you can. Standardized test scores are used in admissions decisions by the majority of colleges, and competition for college acceptance is fierce.

Private colleges like Stanford University or Wesleyan University accept less than 20 percent of applicants annually. Some public universities may accept closer to 50 percent of in-state applicants, but if you're applying from out of state to schools like University of Virginia or University of Michigan, you're still looking at acceptance rates of roughly 25 percent. You'll need every test score point you can earn, and that means you need to prep for your standardized tests!

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