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Author: Chris Lele

Chris Lele is the GRE and SAT Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh Online Test Prep. In his time at Magoosh, he has inspired countless students across the globe, turning what is otherwise a daunting experience into an opportunity for learning, growth, and fun. Some of his students have even gone on to get near perfect scores. Chris is also very popular on the internet. His GRE channel on YouTube has over 10 million views. You can read Chris's awesome blog posts on the Magoosh GRE blog and High School blog! You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

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New SAT Video: High Utility Academic Words Part II

  SAT Vocabulary: High-Utility Academic Words Part II (Letter A) Click here for Part I of this video series! What is high utility? Basically, words that you need to know for college. In fact you may even know these words. You might not know, however, how to define them. And I don’t mean, “uh, it […]

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How Difficult is the New SAT?

Getting the score you want on the SAT will always be difficult, but prepping the right way will make all the difference.

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New SAT Video: High Utility Academic Words Part I

Think vocabulary is dead on the New SAT? Well, think again! Vocabulary is still part of the test, only know it’s a slightly different breed and goes under the annoying title “high-utility academic words.”

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New SAT Video: SOHCAHTOA Part II

If you’ve watched the first part of this series (SOHCAHTOA: Part I), you might be asking yourself the following: Who cares what sine, cosine, and tangent stand for? The answer? YOU! This info will help you ace the new SAT and give you a leg up in your trigonometry class. Watch the video to learn!

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New SAT Video: SOHCAHTOA Part I

Yes, there will be trigonometry on the new SAT. And while it won’t be easy, the trig covered on the redesigned SAT will be relatively basic, encompassing two main areas: the unit circle and sine, cosine, and tangent. Today, we’ll focus on one of the best tricks of trig: SOHCAHTOA. Enjoy the video!

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What is a Good SAT Score for a Junior?

This is a question I get a lot from parents wondering whether their child should take the SAT as a junior or wait until senior year. The thing is, colleges don’t give preferential treatment to those who take the SAT at a younger age. A junior’s 1800 isn’t any different from a senior’s 1800. Let’s get specific…

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New SAT Writing: Introduction and Basic Techniques

The SAT Writing section is made up of four 350-450-word essays, containing eleven questions each. It tests basic grammar, big-picture grammatical issues, style, tone, and syntax. Let’s explore some basic techniques for succeeding on this section of the SAT.

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How to Improve Your SAT Score by 200 Points

This is always a hard question to answer: Are you a student who is looking to go from 1400 to a 1600, or the more typical student who is looking to go from 1000 to 1200?

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New SAT Video: Exponents

Math Basics – Exponents You are likely to see a few exponents on the SAT. In order to have a chance on the harder questions, you’ll have to first know your basics. Once you are consistent at doing well on these, you want have to worry about exponents. The thing, though, is it is very […]

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SAT Video: Subject-Verb Agreement

The SAT has always loved agreement—it’s easy to test and it’s easy to make the question difficult. But first let’s talk about what agreement is: it is when the subject and verb are consistent in terms of number.

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