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ACT and SAT Prep Resources

12/01/2015 Published by: Amy Soupene

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For Juniors and Seniors across the country this is the season of the ACT and SAT.  There are countless prep courses out there to help you get ready for test day.  But which ones should you choose?  Which one is right for you?

Test prep materials range in price from free to hundreds of dollars.  Which one you choose and how much you spend is up to you.  I’ll share a few and if you know some great test prep programs, would you please share them with me?  I’d love to be able to pass them along to other students.

Test prep does more than just teach you the basics of what you need to know for the test.  It also helps with those unexpected pieces of knowledge that will allow you to feel confident when you sit for your ACT or SAT.  Studies have proven that any amount of studying is better than none at all.  Obvious, I know!



As many of you are aware, the College Board will be unveiling a new SAT in March 2016.  To ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare, the Khan Academy and College Board have partnered together to offer all students test prep free of charge. You can start preparing right now by clicking here.

eKnowledge offers both SAT and ACT test prep free of charge to military families.  eKnowledge is a software suite that includes 120 interactive lessons that allows you to maximize your learning in an efficient manner. 

College Options Services has many videos that can be accessed free of charge from the SchoolQuest website.  The videos cover SAT and ACT prep as well as exploring college preparation and admission.  Settle in and check out the videos at this link.

Number2 offers free online test prep.  By simply creating a free account you can access tutorials, vocabulary builder, and practice tests that adjust to your ability.  

Shmoop offers test prep mixed in with a little creative fun.  Both SAT and ACT prep are available at discounted 6month ($90) and 12 month rates ($150).  Find out if this is the right one for you by visiting their website. 

Method Test Prep is a solid choice when it comes to preparing for the SAT or ACT.  Mini classes are available for as little as $35 and if you want comprehensive preparation their advantage class costs $399.  To look into what program might be just the fit visit

Some websites, like Noodle offer individualized, hourly tutoring to help you prepare for the test.  This of course, can get pricey, but it does offer you the individualized attention to focus where it is needed most.

Just checking out the ACT  and SAT  websites are very informative and helpful.  They are filled with test prep, registration dates and links, test taking tips, what to take with you to the test, and much more. I suggest you start by looking around these websites to get yourself in the right frame of mind.

This is by no means a complete list, there are many, many other programs out there.  What programs have you used?  What did you think of it?  Would you please consider letting me know? 

Many of these resources can be found in the SchoolQuest College Prep Toolkit.  Where we offer more than just test prep resources.  We also have a scholarship finder to help you find scholarships you’re eligible for. College prep materials and links to register for the ACT and SAT.  


Best wishes,



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