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Author: Anika Manzoor

Anika is one of Magoosh’s Blog Editors. She makes sure the content across our blogs is error-free, easy to read, pleasing to the eye, and Google-friendly. Anika has ten years of experience in teaching and facilitating. She has taught English to language learners of all ages in places like Ecuador and Malaysia, has tutored high schoolers in SAT prep, and has led several youth empowerment programs. Anika earned her B.A. in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College and her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. When she’s not scouring the web for the perfect gif for the blog or strategizing for educational equity, Anika can be found bingeing Netflix, searching Spotify for gems for her workout playlist, or obsessively reading the news. LinkedIn

Anika Manzoor

New SAT Essay Response, Score of 2

This is the final post in a series of 4 posts about a new SAT essay prompt. Read on to see an example of an essay that would score a 2.

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New SAT Essay Response, Score of 4

Here’s an example of what a 4-point essay looks like for the new SAT essay. This is part 3 of a series of 4 sample essays for on a new SAT essay prompt.

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New SAT Essay Response, Score of 6

Here’s an example of a New SAT Essay that would have gotten scores of 6s. We have examples of New SAT essays of all scores: check them out!

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Pros and Cons of the SAT

Since its advent, the SAT has been heralded as an unquestionable requirement for entry to any given college or university in America. But in more recent years, many experts and even college institutions have been questioning the validity of the SAT and whether its necessity for college admissions should be maintained. It’s therefore a good idea to get a complete picture of the SAT before signing up for the big test.

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New SAT Essay Response, Score of 8

This is part one of a series of four attempts to answer a new SAT essay prompt, so that you can try it yourself and evaluate your essay with our examples.

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Tips To Improve Mental Math For the SAT

Improving one’s ability to do mental math has always been a good idea, but now with the no-calculator math section, it’s lately been a popular topic. While you’re not expected to know how to add or subtract 3-digit numbers or do 2-digit multiplications mentally, but for medium sums, this skill can go a long way on […]

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How to Make Yourself Study for the SAT

Very few people would say that they enjoy preparing for the SAT. Well, okay, I was one of them, but only because I trained myself to do so. Whether you’re self-studying or doing assignments for a class or tutor, here’s how to beat procrastination and motivate yourself to reach all your SAT goals.   Follow […]

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SAT Spanish Subject Test

There are a variety of reasons why students would consider taking the SAT Spanish Subject Test. Here’s everything you would need to know about it in a nutshell.

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How Parents Can Help with SAT Prep

Hey there, parents! Here’s a special article for you and how you can help your student have the best SAT test prep experience possible.

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Last Minute SAT Tips

Whether you’re a week, a few short days, or a day away from the SAT, here are some things you can do last minute to optimize your test-taking performance.

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