How to Teach an ACT or SAT Test Prep Class

All too frequently, high school teachers who don’t have test prep experience find themselves suddenly tasked with teaching a standardized test prep course. This can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially if it’s been a while since you had to take the ACT or SAT. Taking into consideration the position of these teachers, Piqosity wanted [...]

By |2022-10-31T18:06:02-05:00October 31st, 2022|ACT, SAT, Teachers & Tutors, ZPQA Teacher|

Mississippi National Merit Semifinalists 2022-23

For 149 Mississippi high school seniors, the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition brought good news: these high-achieving students have earned the celebrated “Semifinalist” designation. In order to do so, they had to score among the top 1% of Mississippi students who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October of 2021.  As a percentage of the senior class, [...]

By |2022-12-05T16:24:36-06:00September 23rd, 2022|SAT|

Do the ACT and SAT Standardized Tests Still Matter?

Yes, standardized tests still matter. For students applying to academically selective colleges in the US, they should still take and submit their ACT or SAT scores. Initial data for the Class of 2025 indicates that students who submitted scores had as much as a 100% higher chance of getting in than students who did [...]

By |2022-10-31T18:11:19-05:00September 13th, 2022|ACT, College Resources, ISEE, SAT, ZPQA ACT, ZPQA SAT, ZPQA Teacher|

PSAT Tips – Quick Tips for Acing the PSAT

We’ve put together the following PSAT tips to help you prepare for this unique exam! The PSAT, more formally referred to as the Pre-SAT or the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a common standardized test that students take generally the first week of October. Some high schools require students to take [...]

By |2022-08-16T12:46:44-05:00August 8th, 2022|English, Learning Tips, Math, SAT|

Time Management Skills for Students that Work

School, extracurriculars, part-time jobs… no matter how full a student’s schedule is, time management skills are essential in ensuring they get the most out of their education. After all, what good are all of those activities if you can’t seem to keep up and you’re constantly losing track of due dates for important assignments?  [...]

By |2022-04-28T09:11:31-05:00April 29th, 2022|ACT, English, Learning Tips, Math, SAT|

10 Books to Improve Vocabulary Acquisition

An enriched vocabulary yields improved communication and comprehension of English—Piqosity has curated this collection of books to improve vocabulary skills for the purpose of providing a resource for anyone looking to build and strengthen their vocabulary. These novels contain precise and imaginative diction, helping you develop your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills while being [...]

By |2022-12-06T10:53:59-06:00February 15th, 2022|ACT, English, Favorites, ISEE, Learning Tips, Piqosity News, SAT|

What is a Good Score on the SAT?

You’ve gotten through almost three years of high school, have been picking colleges, scheduled your SAT test date, and now you wonder—what is a good score on the SAT? In this article, we aim to answer this question (spoiler: it’s different for everyone!), determine how to adequately gauge an appropriate SAT score goal, and discuss [...]

By |2022-01-15T13:48:40-06:00January 15th, 2022|SAT|

Announcing Peer-Normed, Dynamic Question Difficulty

Over the past week, our team has been furiously implementing a major upgrade to Piqosity's back-end statistics. All practice questions—from standardized tests like the ISEE and ACT to our core academic courses in English and math—are now peer normed for difficulty. Previously a question's author manually selected a difficulty of easy, medium, or hard. [...]

By |2022-07-26T16:47:17-05:00January 5th, 2022|ACT, English, ISEE, Math, SAT|

SAT Test Dates – Find The Right Date For You

As your senior year draws near and you prepare to take the SAT, you have many SAT test dates to choose from. Choosing the right date can feel overwhelming—you have to find the right test center, complete the registration process, and make sense of SAT costs, all while hoping to avoid any accidental change [...]

By |2021-12-07T08:21:40-06:00December 14th, 2021|Piqosity News, SAT|

How to Approach SAT Prep for ESL Students

Preparing for any test as an ESL (English as a Second Language) student can be nerve-wracking, but when it’s a college entrance exam like the SAT, the stakes are even higher—that’s why it’s so important to know how to approach SAT prep for ESL students. Since most of us, when possible, avoid activities that cause [...]

By |2022-01-05T11:50:30-06:00November 13th, 2021|SAT, Teachers & Tutors|
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