• Features

    Students approve resources for SAT and ACT studying

    By Olivia Cohen Let’s face it: preparing for college is hard. But the long and arduous road to a university acceptance letter can be quicker with the right resources. Don’t worry about spending time looking for the right SAT, ACT, and college guides. A review of the best apps, websites, and books for these topics are sure to make life easier while dealing with the stresses of high school. If you are worried about the SAT… App:  “SAT Up Test Prep and Tutoring” is great if users have a couple minutes to spare throughout the day. After taking the diagnostics test, this app helps identify areas users need to work…

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    SAT and ACT tips for the upcoming test dates

    By Cecilia Creissen For those of us in our junior, senior and possibly sophomore year, talk of the dreaded SAT and ACT are becoming increasingly common. A few ambitious students that have been doing practice tests over the weekend and vocabulary cards in the car ever since elementary school may be prepared, but for the majority of students the tests are less familiar. Maybe, however, you just took the October ACT or the November SAT and want to improve your score for the later test dates (ACT: December 12, February 6; SAT: December 5, January 23). No matter where one is in the testing process, many of us long for…

  • Archived,  Features

    24 hours and counting: a guide to last-minute SAT preparations

    By Emma Brodey and Madison Lewis The SAT is an ordeal most high school juniors and seniors go through at least once, if not multiple times. East offers many resources including SAT prep classes, and lightly used SAT prep books can often be found at low prices. The fact remains, however, that juniors and seniors are notoriously busy, especially around testing time. Despite your best intentions, you may find one Friday afternoon that the SAT is looming the next morning, and you haven’t studied at all. These tips and tricks will guide you through the harrowing hours when you find that your test date has snuck up on you. Math: The 54 math…

  • Opinions

    Juniors forced to take ACT, despite poor planning

    By Jeremy Fox In addition to extreme amounts of homework, AP classes, and SAT preparations, East juniors will now have one more thing to complain about: a mandate to take the ACT. This coming March, all juniors in the state of NC will be required by the state Board of Education to take the ACT, an SAT-alternative college entrance exam. This change is part of a move being made by the Board of Education to determine student readiness for college and post-graduate work. This move, however, was made largely for the benefit of the school systems, and not for the students themselves. East’s juniors clearly have a lot to focus…