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Author: Cassidy Mayeda

Cassidy Mayeda

Should I Talk About My SAT Score?

The Politics of Sharing Your Scores, and Not Losing Friends One of the most difficult things about the SAT has nothing to do with the test. It’s talking about SAT scores with your friends. By design, the SAT separates people by score ranges for colleges to use, but the unfortunate side effect is that it […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Relationships

Welcome to the next installment in our 10 post series of SAT Essay Theme Guides! No, for once in your young adult lives we ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT LOVE. We are talking about communication styles, power/respect dynamics, and how people react in groups. So you can drop all your essay ideas based on Romeo and […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Heroes & Role Models

Welcome to the fourth post in our SAT Essay Theme series! We are mixing things up and posting this week’s installment on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. I know – we’re wild and crazy kids. Enjoy! Are the only heroes you’ve ever looked up to Avengers characters? The only inspirational quotes you’ve ever written down are […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Sage Magoosh Wisdom: 10 Things You Need to Know About Dorm Life

An inevitable change that comes with the victorious freedom of moving out, and the intense education-level up that is College, dorm life is a minefield of unknown challenges. To help prepare you for this next great task, the massively wise Magoosh team of magical sages got together to come up with a list of ten […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Happiness & Work Ethic

Welcome to the second post in our series of 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Check back next Tuesday for the third installment. 🙂 Your puppy licking your face when you come home from school, that epic moment with the windows down and the music loud down the freeway, being surrounded by your best friends—you know […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Success & Goals

Welcome to the first post in our series of 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Check back next Tuesday for the second installment. 🙂 For students who have been asked since they were five years old what they wanted to be when they grow up, success and goals are familiar topics. But does that make them […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Your SAT Essay Theme Guide: A 10 Post Series

Have you ever read an essay prompt, paused in a moment of soul-aching panic, and realized you have absolutely no idea how to answer it? Or perhaps you’ve never had trouble knowing how to answer the deep philosophic prompts they expect a 17 year old to answer, but you’ve never exactly had “of literary merit” […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Score Ranges & Percentiles

SAT score ranges and percentiles are statistics that The College Board provides for you on your SAT Score Report, to help you (and colleges) understand your scores. It may look confusing when you first lay eyes on these many-numbered monsters—but I promise that you can easily tame them after reading this blog post.   SAT […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Test Day Walk Through

So, you’ve spent tons of time studying for the SAT, registered for the test, but then it hits you—what do you actually do the 24 hours before the test? Stay up all night cramming last minute? Chug three cups of coffee? Get there 5 minutes before the test is supposed to start? Welcome to your […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

The Massive Financial Aid Secret that You Need to Know

(You can and should apply to those expensive private colleges!) Are you ready? Here it is, the massive, and huge, and important secret to financial aid: Private colleges can be cheaper than public universities. Yes, it’s true. It’s possible to get your higher education degree at a premier university for less money than at a […]

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