All Articles by Carole A. Anderson

Carole A. Anderson (Ph.D., RN) is the Vice Provost for Academic Administration at The Ohio State University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Preparing for the ACT: Where to Start Studying

In order to be prepared for the ACT test it is important that you begin studying well in advance. Find out where and when you should start studying. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

Can You Retake the ACT?

Retaking the ACT means a better chance of scoring better. Find out what you need to know about retaking the test, and how to get a better score. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

When Should I Retake the ACT?

Colleges only consider your highest test scores, so if you do worse on the test the second time around, you can still use the scores from the first test. Find out when to retake your ACT test with our guide. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

Understanding Your ACT Scores: How Did You Do?

Understanding how well you did on the ACT can often be a hard task due to the way they calculate your scores. this article can help you better understand your score and what it means to colleges. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

Private ACT Prep Courses and Tutoring: What is Their Real Value?

Hundreds of private preparation courses exist, some including one-on-one tutoring. When faced with a high price range, questions automatically arise about the actual value and effectiveness of these courses. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

Major Changes to the ACT: Be Sure That You Are Ready

There are a number of changes to the ACT. Keep up to date on the latest with our guide to changes to the ACT test. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

More Strategies for the ACT: Ensuring You Effectively Prepare

Need some ACT study strategies? Look no further than our guide to making the most of your study time. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

Getting Your ACT Scores to Colleges

It is up to the student to direct which colleges receive their ACT scores, which scores colleges receive, and when the scores are sent. Understanding the rules behind sending ACT scores to colleges can help you put your best work forward and help you get into the school of your choice. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

The ACT Test as a Standard State Test

The ACT is more popular than ever, and many states are using it as a standard for college placement. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on August 04, 2015

The ACT Test for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities can take the ACT test with special accommodations. Find out more about how to apply for and receive these accommodations. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 31, 2015

The ACT: Four Tests in One

The ACT is really four tests in one. Find out what each one means to your ACT score and how to get the best score you can. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 31, 2015

The ACT – A Good Test for International Students to Take

If you're an international student, find out why you should take the ACT, what you need to know, how to study and prepare, the structure of the test, and more. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Scores: The First Step Is Knowing the Basics about the Test

Knowing the basics about the ACT test, such as test structure, dates, location, and scoring system can help you prepare to achieve the ACT scores you're hoping for 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

What You Need to Know About the ACT

Find out what you need to know about the ACT test, how to study and prepare, the structure of the test, and more. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Scores: The Skinny on the ACT Writing Test

The Writing Test is a 30-minute addition to standard ACT testing with a pretty straightforward format. After being provided paper to record your answer, you’ll be given a written prompt introducing your topic. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

How to sign up for the ACT placement test

Signing up for the ACT? Find out how to do it and what the intricacies are of the sign up process. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

Do Colleges Require the ACT Scores for the ACT Writing Test?

Each school makes its own decision about requiring your ACT scores from this portion of the test -- some require it, others don’t, and still others will accept it, but not require it. Sound complicated? It isn’t, really. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Phases out Compass Placement Test

Find out why the ACT is phasing out Compass, when it happens, and what it means to you. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 23, 2015

Study for the AFOQT, AFAST, and other military aviation tests

If you're planning on taking the AFOQT, AFAST, or any other military aviation test, then you'll want to look at this book from Peterson's publishing, designed to help you study. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 21, 2015

Accounting Degree: Benefits, Requirements, and More

If you're looking for an element of long term job security, earning an accounting degree is a good idea. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 16, 2015

Practice for the ACT Test with the "Real ACT Prep Guide"

Want to improve your ACT scores? Then make sure your ACT prep includes getting ready with Peterson's "Real ACT Prep Guide." 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on July 07, 2015

Marketing Major: The answers to your questions

If you pursue a marketing major, then you'll be preparing yourself for a wide array of possible careers. Marketing exists all throughout the world around us, and has many roles in business 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on May 20, 2015

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary: Prospects for Physical Therapists

Knowing the average physical therapy assistant salary is important if you're trying to decide whether or not physical therapy is a good path for you. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on May 18, 2015

Finance Degree vs Accounting Degree: Just what is the difference?

Finance. Accounting. Finance. Accounting. Which should you choose? It's a mind-boggling question, or so it would seem at first glance. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on May 18, 2015

What can you do with a marketing degree?

If you're trying to figure out what you want to do with your college education, one of the most prominent questions in your mind is likely to be, "What can I do with this degree?" 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on May 18, 2015

Information About the GED® Test's Structure and Content

If you're over the age of 16, the GED® test provides you with the opportunity to earn a certificate or diploma that is widely recognized 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on May 15, 2015

Peterson's Ultimate Guide to Getting Into College

Getting into college is rarely as easy as turning in an application to one or two schools. Shrewd students begin preparing for college years before it’s time to apply — sometimes as early as middle school. The application process can be intimidating, but with proper preparation and support from family, students will find themselves ripping open acceptance letters in no time. This guide outlines some great online resources that can help you navigate this process. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on May 04, 2015

Culinary Arts School - Find the Right Culinary School

Take the next step in your culinary education! Search our network of culinary schools located throughout the United States that provide culinary arts school degrees. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on April 16, 2015

Culinary Arts School Leads to Variety of Culinary Degrees

How far do you want to go in the food service industry? It's an important question to ask yourself since your goals should dictate the type of culinary school program you attend. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on April 16, 2015

Nutrition Tips for Freshman at Colleges and Universities

When you're at college, it would be pretty easy not to eat healthily. But you can take steps to make sure that your food is nutritious and delicious while at college. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 a2b1bab3-5cae-40f5-b87e-b51de8821729

By Carole A. Anderson updated on April 15, 2015
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