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Barron's ACT vs Barron's ACT 36

I need to get a new prep book (that I'll actually use) for the February ACT. What's the difference between Barron's ACT and Barron's ACT 36?
23 Aug '16, 18:07 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Bad Idea to Take ACT 4 Times?

I'm taking the ACT for the 3rd time soon. If I don't reach my goal on this next test, would it be a bad idea to take it a 4th time?
23 Aug '16, 17:42 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Peer recommendation letter - Online Friends okay?

Can an online friend, who knows my character very well, write a peer recommendation? I contacted the MIT office, they said that I can submit a peer letter as a supplemental one, but can online "peers" count as valid recommenders?
23 Aug '16, 16:03 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Does managing a YouTube channel count as an EC?

I have a YouTube channel with over 13,000 subscribers, 1.3 million views (total), and 100 videos. Over the course of a few years, I have also earned a few thousand dollars. Would this count as an extracurricular? If so, would it be advisable to mention it on applications for elite colleges? Although...
17 Aug '16, 14:03 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I include my YouTube channel in the activities section?

Hi, I saw another recent post regarding noting a YouTube channel on the activities section of the Common App. My case is a bit different: I have 70,000+ subscribers with 8 million + total views, and earned a few thousand dollars. The channel focuses on funny / epic gaming videos that most adults won...
17 Aug '16, 13:28 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Should I retake my AP Human Geography exam?

Hi, I want to be competitive for top colleges, but I feel like I will retake my AP exams for those. These were from my 9th grade, and I'm going to 10th. In AP Bio, I got a 3, and in AP Human Geo, I got a 4. I'm not satisfied with either-- Bio is one of my interests and perhaps future major, and a 3 ...
16 Aug '16, 17:31 latiere11
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Take ACT during my gap year

Hi! I'm taking a gap year next year (I'm going to move to Brazil's biggest city with some friends and dedicate myself 100% to my startup). I'm planning to take TOEFL and SAT Subject this year and take the ACT only next year. Is there any difference for colleges about taking the test this year or nex...
16 Aug '16, 15:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Actual ACT test drastically different than my Practice tests

I take practice tests at home with the same official time limit, sometimes 5 minutes less in order to compensate for filling out the bubbles. I get about composite 32-34 range with the practice tests. I have only taken the previously administered tests. I've also all the tests from the red ACT book,...
16 Aug '16, 15:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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SAT prep for international students

Hi I am international students in usa. I have been preparing for SAT for 5 weeks for 30-40 hours every week. My reading-writing score was 310, math 500.. Now i just improved about 100 points.. I can't improve..Especially reading writing..how should i study.. Reading writing passages is difficult for...
16 Aug '16, 15:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What should I do to improve my college application?

Hi. I am international student in usa. I am 19 years old. I finished high school last year and came here. My school was best school in my state. My grades were all good, starting from 6th grade at school i participated computer programming olimpiad every year.. First time i took 3rd place at school ...
16 Aug '16, 14:22 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Arithmetic Sequences and Series on ACT Math?

Are arithmetic sequences and series even tested on the ACT? I'm using Barron's 36 and I have never even seen this stuff before. Should I bother to remember it?
05 Aug '16, 16:14 Laura_PrepSc...521
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High Composite, Low Writing- applying to Columbia

I am an international student doing the IB Diploma at an international school in China. I will be applying Early Decision to Columbia University this year. I took the ACT with writing in April and June and respectively got 34 Composite/25 writing and 35 Composite/19 writing. Although Columbia does n...
03 Aug '16, 16:01 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Can I recover after my class rank has fallen by 35 spots?

I am a 16-year-old girl who just finished her sophomore year in high school. Today, class ranks and GPAs were updated (the school year ended on June 4th or 5th, if I remember correctly). Freshman year, I was number 21 in my class; I am now number 56. I'm heartbroken (I'm sobbing as I type this now) ...
03 Aug '16, 15:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Apply Early Action to MIT with October SAT Subject Test Date?

My son scored a 2390 on his SAT. He would like to apply to MIT this fall however he will not be able to take his subject SATs until October. He was planning on applying early action to MIT, but he would not have his subject SAT scores at that time. What do you advise? Will his application not be con...
27 Jul '16, 17:15 Laura_PrepSc...521
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ACT Writing Score Questions - When To Hand Score?

On the recent June ACT Test I received a 23 on my writing, but my composite was a 30. The breakdown for the subscores were all 8s which seemed peculiar to me, as I know that my strength lies in ideas and analysis, whereas my organizational strategies tend to be weaker. Would you advise having my ess...
27 Jul '16, 16:40 Laura_PrepSc...521
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SAT superscoring - is it worth it for a very small point increase?

I've taken the SAT twice. My first score was a 1520, and my second score was a 1580. My issue is that I actually scored 10 points higher on one section when I got the 1520, so my superscore comes out to a 1590. Is it worth it to send both of these scores to colleges so I have a higher superscore? Or...
27 Jul '16, 14:18 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Are scores from state-mandated ACTs acceptable on college applications?

I live in a state where all high school students have to take the ACT. Are my scores from the state-mandated test ok to submit to colleges? Or do I need to take the ACT again independently and submit those scores instead?
27 Jul '16, 12:21 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Online SAT Prep Class for Rising Sophmore

I wanted to get my son started with preparing for the SAT..........maybe just a one week start so he can get motivated and then do it on his own . Any recommendations for this ? Thanks
26 Jul '16, 17:23 Laura_PrepSc...521
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Will I be able to get a 1600?

Hi, I'm a rising junior and I'm desperate for your opinion!!! I took the redesigned PSAT in March and I got 620/740/1360 (verbal/math/total) without any preparation except one official PSAT practice test. Then, I studied 3 hours per week for 2 months and scored 630/790/1420/18 (verbal/math/total/ess...
23 Jul '16, 09:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How much can I improve my SAT score?

Dear PrepScholar, I've got a 590 on Math and 580 on Reading + Writing without studying. I sat the exam without knowing the exam structure at all. What's the highest score improvement I can achieve with my raw ability?
22 Jul '16, 11:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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A-Minus effect on GPA and how do IVY LEAGUES recalculate GPA?

Hello, I am a rising junior, and I am very worried about my GPA. I have a lot of A-minuses, which are counted as 4.00 in most high schools. I recently heard that IVY LEAGUE schools weigh an A- as a 3.7, rather than a 4.00. So does that mean that if you have an A- average, you have a 3.7 GPA? Prepsc...
21 Jul '16, 12:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Is my spike good enough for Stanford?

Can you give me advice about spike? I am 19 years old and i international student in US now.. I am going to apply stanford... I love influence people... I love look for information that they need.. SAT, health, bodybuilding, education...Now i started my official account in LINE, i am posting informa...
21 Jul '16, 11:28 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Will a lack of AP classes hurt my college application?

I'm a rising sophomore and an international student. My school does not offer AP classes, thus I am unwilling to take the exam. Will this hurt my college application?
20 Jul '16, 08:52 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What percentage score a perfect 36 on ACT writing?

What percentage of students scored a perfect 36 in 2015-2016? Are there schools that weigh a good writing score heavily?
18 Jul '16, 13:17 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How rigorous do your high school classes have to be to get into top Universities?

I scrutinized Allen Cheng's successful Harvard Application many times and I read examples of others who got admitted into top universities and I noticed that they all had one thing in common. All of them took rigorous classes in high school pertaining to their subject of study but they weren't in ho...
13 Jul '16, 11:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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When can I register for the October SAT?

When can I sign my son up to take the October 3 SAT?
13 Jul '16, 10:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Is it worth it for me to prepare for and take the SAT?

My problem is this: I'm a Spanish student, and the education system of my country is very different from the American one. While I have very good grades, I don't take part in any clubs or extracurricular activities, simply because in Spain, such concepts are nearly non-existent and won't be of any u...
13 Jul '16, 10:29 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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Should I retake the SAT or the ACT?

I've taken both the SAT and ACT, each with pretty average results. I took the SAT in March and scored 1090 (570 English & 520 Math). On the June ACT I scored a 23 composite (23E, 23M, 24R, & 23S). I believe my weak points on the SAT were that I lacked the general rules and knowledge needed t...
08 Jul '16, 14:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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How can I boost my reading speed for the ACT reading section?

Hi, I am really struggling with the ACT reading section. I have never finished it on time. It usually takes me 45 minutes to complete this 35 minites' section. I took the ACT once and due to the time limit, I didn't get to look at the articles thoroughly. Can you please give me some advice? Thank yo...
08 Jul '16, 14:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k
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What is more important? Class rank or grades?

Im an international student who had received a 95.2% in my sophomore year but only an 85% in my junior year. But my class rank in my junior year was 3, which is the top 7%. Is my drop in grade going to be overlooked or is it going to affect my chances?
08 Jul '16, 14:04 Sam_PrepScholar1.3k

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