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what to expect on the psat

What to Expect on the PSAT

The 2019 PSAT test is coming up on October 16. To help you prepare for the big day, we’ve created a rundown of what’s on the test, how it’s scored, and how you should prepare; not to mention some details on becoming a National Merit Scholar.

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October Reading Round-Up

This month, we wanted to share the books that we’ve been reading for fun and would recommend to a friend (you!). From popular fiction to creative treatises and non-fiction, The Olive Book staff has been reading quite a variety of material recently, and we hope there is something that piques your interest:

3 Steps to Boost Your ACT Score

Is boosting your ACT score as easy as 1-2-3? We’ll confess: it’s not. Studying for the ACT is a constant cycle of learning, self-evaluating, and more learning. But there are about 3 steps to creating an effective study routine that will help you boost your ACT score:

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ACT Test Dates for 2019-2020

Refer to the table below for upcoming ACT test dates. Be sure to note that the registration deadline is about a month in advance of the test date. According to the ACT website registration takes about 40 minutes to complete, so leave plenty of time to register.