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Ask the Experts: SAT

Real questions from students about the SAT get answered from college planning and admissions experts in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

Tips & Strategies You Need to Know for the TOEFL Test

Knowing general test-taking strategies for the TOEFL and tips specific to the format you will take the test in, such as the paper-based test or the iBT, will help you on test day

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

Ask the Experts: Application Essay

Read actual questions from students about the application essay and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

Public University vs. Private College

The major difference between public universities and private colleges lies in how they are funded. If you're looking for more information about the difference between public and private universities, read on in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

What 'A' Students Can Learn From 'C' Students

'A' students might seem like they have more opportunities, but there's a lot they can learn from 'C' students.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 09, 2017

"C" Students Find Your Unique Voice – 5 Quick Tips for Successful Essay Writing

It is imperative that you find your voice in order to be successful at writing your scholarship essay. Here are five guidelines for helping you define your voice.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 08, 2017

What's the deal with CVs and Resumes? Which one should you use?

Learn the main differences between a CV and a resume with this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 06, 2017

Career Planning: Resume Writing- Skills Matter

Most resumes should have a skills section that talks about the skills, abilities, and talents of the person writing the resume. To make sure you put together your skills section correctly, read this page for tips and advice.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 06, 2017

Career Planning: Resume Writing- Education Information

How to talk about your education on your resume, how to highlight what your best at, and how to avoid the most problematic parts, is an important skill. Find out more with this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 06, 2017

Career Planning: Resume Writing- Activities

Writing up your resume is one of the most important parts of trying to get your career going, and here you'll find tips and information that should help you out.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 06, 2017

Career Planning: Resume Writing Overview

Putting together your resume can be stressful, but you can alleviate a lot of that stress with all the tips and information available here and throughout Peterson's. Find out what you need to do to make the most of your resume here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 06, 2017

You Received Your SAT Scores… Now What?

You have your SAT scores in your hand. Now what? Read about the next steps in this article from Peterson's.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

Tips and Suggestions for Being Ready for Your SAT Subject Tests

These tips for the SAT Subject Tests are considered "tried and true." This article contains tips and strategies to improve your SAT scores.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

Some Important Details about the SAT Subject Tests

Some academic institutions use your SAT scores to consider your application. Learn more about how your SAT scores can affect your ability to get into the college you want.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

Improve SAT Subject Test Scores with Sample Questions

Try these sample SAT Subject Test (formerly known as the SAT II) questions to get familiar with question types and see where to focus your study time

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

High SAT Scores: Need-to-Know Tips and Strategies

Tips and strategies for the SAT test can be very helpful on test day and learning how to approach the test should be part of your SAT prep in addition to working on content. Learn more in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

Increase Your SAT Scores by Knowing What the Test Is About

What does the SAT consist of, how long are each sections, and what are they? Find out the answers to these questions and more with this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

SAT Scores: Will They Still Matter in a Few Years?

Learn more about how your SAT scores matter in this article from Peterson's.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

Improve SAT Scores with Sample SAT Test Questions

Before starting SAT prep to improve your SAT scores, you can answer these sample SAT test questions to see where you should focus your study time

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

A Brief History of the SAT and How It Changes

Created in the 1920s, the SAT has been around for as long as most of us can remember and continues to be a significant benchmark used by America's best colleges and universities to select each year's incoming freshman class.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

SAT Scores: About the SAT

The SAT is a standard college entrance exam that measures skills in math, reading, and writing. The first section is always a written essay, which takes 25 minutes

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 28, 2017

Peterson's "SAT Prep Guide"

SAT prep is crucial to improving your SAT scores and Peterson's SAT book provides plenty of practice tests and subject reviews.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 27, 2017

Peterson's Online Course for the SAT

Use SAT prep to improve your SAT scores by taking an online course for the SAT with personalized lessons, quizzes, and practice tests.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 21, 2017

Career Planning: Resume Writing- Honors, Awards, and Accomplishments

You'll want to make sure that your resume accentuates and emphasizes your particular honors and achievements. Find out how to do that successfully with the information here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 13, 2017

States Requiring the ACT

Does your state require the ACT? Many do, and more are contemplating making the test mandatory. Find out if yours is one of them here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2017

Peterson's Practice Tests for the SAT

An SAT practice test can help you improve your SAT scores. SAT prep will help you recognize strengths and weakness and learn where to focus your study time.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 28, 2016

How to Identify a Good Private College

Attending a private college gives you numerous opportunities to learn, including reputation, smaller class sizes, lower student-to-teacher ratio, and attractive financial aid packages. Find out more about private colleges here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

How Online Colleges Work... and Why They're Good for You

In this article, you'll find information about how online degree programs actually function, along with how you can find them, and what their advantages are.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

How Do You Choose a Career College?

From how to find career schools that are good for you, to what you should do when you're visiting their campuses, this article has everything you need to know about how to choose a career college.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

You Will Find Honors College Students Like You and Not Like You

Find information about diversity and how honors colleges and programs value it, nurture it, and make it a priority.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016
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