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$49 for a basic education-planning package with three one-hour sessions ($369 total value)
- Cover-letter assistance ($123 value)
- Interview assistance ($123 value)
- Résumé assistance ($123 value)
- Includes one consulting session, one for the cover letter and résumé, and one for interviewing tips
$149 for a complete education-planning package with five one-hour sessions ($1,299 total value) * Includes everything in the basic package ($369 value) * FAFSA assistance ($232.50 value) * Scholarship and grant assistance ($232.50 value) * Essay assistance ($232.50 value) * School-application assistance ($232.50 value) * Includes one consulting session, one for discussing the résumé, cover letter, and schools of interest, one for filling out applications and essays, one for the FAFSA and interview tips, and one summary session
$199 for career-planning package with three one-hour sessions ($679 total value) * Cover-letter assistance ($169.75 value) * Résumé assistance ($169.75 value) * Interview assistance ($169.75 value) * Portfolio assistance ($169.75 value) * Includes one consulting session, one for the cover letter and résumé, and one for interviewing tips
$499 for business planning package with five one-hour sessions ($1,459 total value) * Customized business-portfolio assistance ($729.50 value) * Business-marketing assistance ($729.50 value) * Includes one consulting session, one for going over business portfolios, one for reviewing portfolios and marketing techniques, one for compiling a marketing plan, and one for reviewing and executing the marketing plan
Five Things to Know About the ACT and SAT Tests
One of the first steps in preparing to go to college is choosing which test to take—the ACT or SAT. Read on for a rundown of the differences between these harbingers of fate.
1. The Standards: The purpose of both tests is to provide colleges with a common standard with which to compare all applicants. The ACT covers four subjects (English, mathematics, reading, and science) and includes an optional writing portion. The SAT has three subjects (math, critical reading, and writing) plus a mandatory essay.
2. The Scores: According to The Princeton Review, the ACT gives college admissions offices a better "big picture" view of a student's strengths. The highest score possible on the ACT is a 36, which is a composite of all the subjects. Students can score between 1 and 36 points on each subject, and those four scores are averaged together to give a final score. The SAT gives 200 to 800 points in each subject and is used to show the student's individual proficiencies.
3. The Subjects: The science portion of the ACT isn't exactly what it sounds like—students don't need to brush up on chemical reactions and ghost-hunting methods beforehand. Instead, the science section actually assesses how students read and reason based upon a given set of facts, often incorporating charts and graphs. The other main difference in content is that the ACT also covers trigonometry in addition to the arithmetic, algebra, and geometry skills highlighted in both exams.
4. The Skills: Because of the way the SAT is designed, the test can be "tricked" by implementing certain strategies. With questions that can be difficult to interpret on the first read-through, the SAT relies more on vocabulary and reasoning skills to determine the correct answers, so students can learn behaviors that make the exam easier to interpret. The ACT, however, features more straightforward questions that test a student's general knowledge of the high-school curriculum.
5. The Styles: Multitaskers may be better suited to the SAT, which bounces back and forth between different subjects throughout its 10 sections. The ACT, meanwhile, tackles subjects one at a time in four large chunks, a boon for students who prefer to finish a single task before moving on.