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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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How to Study for an SAT Makeup Test

A “makeup” SAT is not the same as an SAT retake. “Makeup” is reserved for those instances in which testing centers have to close. For those students signed up for the January 2016 SAT, this means Winter Storm Jonas. Here’s what you can do to prepare.

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How to Improve at New SAT Writing

Improving on the SAT writing requires an understanding of not only grammar basics but also question types and answer choice traps.

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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 Essay: Example Types to Avoid

Having a go-to list of examples to use in your redesigned SAT essay is an extremely helpful strategy. However, there are some examples you may want to think twice about using. After all, you want to submit an essay with high scoring potential, unique qualities, and low risk. Here are some things that can muddle up your essay and how you could avoid them.

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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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The PSAT Scoring Kerfuffle – And What it Means for You

The College Board delayed the release of PSAT scores, due to issues with the new scoring system that’s correlated with the new scoring system for the New SAT. Should you be worried?

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