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Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Grace Klebe, news editor

October 1, 2018

It is testing season again, which means it is time for you to learn the difference between the two main tests colleges look for: the ACT and the SAT. Take this quiz to find out which test is the right one for you. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

AP test preparations

AP test preparations

Abby Geisz and Kate Hennessey

May 2, 2016

    art by Ava Hughes 1. Avoid last-minute cramming A study by Indiana University of Pennsylvania found 99 percent of their students admitted to cramming before a test or assignment. However, a study by Nate Kornell, a student completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University ...

Let’s make standardized testing great again

Let’s make standardized testing great again

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

January 22, 2016

It’s easy to think standardized tests like the ACT are just simple benchmarks used to measure students’ learning as they head towards higher education. The truth is, in fact, these examinations are much more. Just think about the benefits of standardized tests. For one, a student who spends their...

How to study for success

How to study for success

Jamie Jones, features writer

May 13, 2015

As the weather warms up and summer plans are made, many students mark up the calendar with testing dates, study sessions and early morning reviews. Finals loom on the horizon, and many KHS students are preparing for AP tests, EOCs, ACTs and SATs. Figuring out how to study and what to expect can be a...

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