Language Tutor & Study Skills: Language SAT Subject Tests

Posted by College Corner on 3/14/13 9:46 AM

Language subject tests are a great way to differentiate yourself on your college application. In this series, I’ll share my wisdom as a language tutor and SAT tutor to provide you insight into the test and how best to approach questions on this test.

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Standardized Test Prep: The SAT Subjects Tests vs. AP Exams

Posted by College Corner on 3/12/13 7:14 AM

In the spring, discussion of SAT subject tests and Advanced Placement exams is everywhere due to the masses of high school sophomores and juniors taking these tests. It’s common knowledge that these tests matter for college, but it’s not always clear how (and if) they impact the college admissions process, and what the differences really are.

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SAT Tutor: Preparing for SAT Subject Tests

Posted by College Corner on 3/7/13 10:05 AM

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A Language Tutor's Tips: Foreign Language SAT Subject Tests

Posted by College Corner on 3/5/13 9:29 AM

Language exams look great on college applications, particularly if you get a high score. Doing well on the language subject tests can set you apart from other applicants because language instruction is not often emphasized in schools across the country. If you are enrolled in a strong language program or have a penchant for foreign languages, you should absoutely consider taking one the subject tests.  

Before you register for the test, start by diagnosing your linguistic strengths and weaknesses to make sure that you are equipped to do well on the test! You can do this by taking a practice test or practice section.
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High School Academics: Signing up for SAT Subject Tests

Posted by College Corner on 2/22/13 10:58 AM

As you put together your application for college admissions, your goal is to demonstrate how you are a stellar applicant, and good scores SAT Subject Tests (also known as SAT IIs) can do just that.

Demonstrating intellectual breadth or intellectual depth are great ways to differentiate yourself from other high school seniors. However, before you sign up for the 20 sat subject tests available, take a second to weight the costs and benefits of sitting for the tests and think about which test(s) will best showcase your academic excellence. When you're thinking about which subject tests to take, consider your academic strengths. 

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