From Berkeley’s position as the nation’s first sanctuary city to San Francisco’s recent high ranking on immigrant integration in the New American Economy’s Cities Index, the Bay Area (home to Magoosh HQ) has long been known as a beacon of inclusivity. When it comes to our attitudes towards language learners however, our promise of welcome […]
How we’re building customer empathy and improving our SAT prep product by putting ourselves in our students’ shoes. When you picture the average SAT test taker, an image of a stressed-out teenager likely comes to mind. And yet, here we are, two woefully unprepared thirty-somethings who will be sitting for the Official SAT exam on […]
Big changes are coming to the ACT in September 2020! Read on to find out what they are, hear our benefits and drawbacks, and what students should do to prepare. What changes are coming to the ACT? The ACT is introducing three major changes to the test, starting in September 2020: Students will be allowed […]
Last week, the College Board announced that they’re rolling out the addition of “adversity scores” – a proxy of socioeconomic status – to the overall score reporting for SAT test takers. We shared our Magoosh perspective (and concerns) with you, and we’re back today with responses from our students who are currently or formerly studying […]
At Magoosh, we believe that students are more than a score. Following their announcement to start using “adversity scores” to measure the socioeconomic position of SAT takers, we commend the College Board for acknowledging how systematically unfair the college admissions landscape can be to students from marginalized backgrounds and for taking steps, as a leader […]
As my senior year of high school flung one curveball after another my way, I walked away with deep appreciation for one particular teacher of mine. I learned I was an undocumented student, and thus couldn’t apply to many of my dream colleges, and I had a mysterious nerve injury in my right arm, forcing […]
High school seniors in Tennessee are making an impressive case for the power of second chances through record-breaking results in retaking the ACT. It’s no surprise that it was an educator, Thomas H. Palmer, who first shared the advice of “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Trying new things, failing, and learning […]
Scandals have you worried about your June or August SAT results? Email us at [email protected] or call our advice hotline at 510–495–0535 to get some guidance from test prep experts on what’s best for your personal situation. So what actually happened with the August SAT test? Shortly after the Saturday August 25th SAT test date […]
To make your studying more effective and keep your energy up, take short 10-15 minute breaks every hour or so during your test prep. Here’s what to do (and what not to do!) during these quick study breaks.
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