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This year, the SAT comes with new changes

The SAT's new changes are pushing away students who would've taken it this year because the format was so uncertain.

Willy Verneris, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

Whether you hear it or not, somewhere in America, somebody is talking about standardized testing, specifically the SAT or ACT. Students work hard to conquer these tests and receive scores that they deem presentable to colleges to which they apply. While earning good scores on these tests can be accredited to ha...

Pressure forces students to crave extra time

In order to get into competitive colleges, some students feel that they must abuse the free time granted to them in order to score higher on tests like the ACT and SAT.

Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor

March 19, 2015

For students who view college as a crucial step towards a successful career, choosing the right college creates an inordinate amount of pressure. As a result, an industry has been created: standardized test preparation. Not only do students and their families spend money on buying SAT or ACT preparatory...

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