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!
A recent survey from Kaplan Test Prep shows that the majority or parents are unaware of the upcoming changes to the SAT. Magoosh SAT Expert, Chris Lele, shares some needed insight on the matter.
So here’s the big news: on the new SAT math section there will be trigonometry, imaginary numbers, and lots of heavy-duty algebra. The SAT even has a nifty name to encapsulate all these new comers to the test: Passport to Advanced Math.
The New SAT Verbal Section: 1. No more vocabulary-heavy questions There is a section called Sentence Completions. It has long been the bane of those who struggle at vocabulary. Well, those questions will no longer be a part of the new test. Words like esoteric, perfunctory, and misanthrope will no longer be required SAT studying. […]
How can I start studying for the redesigned SAT now? Sure, the test won’t debut until March 2016, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start prepping now. Indeed, you might even want to get a sense of what the new test looks like and how you’ll likely do on it, if you are wondering whether […]
Many say that studying for the SAT is not going to help them in anyway once the SAT is over. And they’re right—if they want to work at Dominos pizza until retirement. The SAT, now more than ever, is testing stuff you will use in college (I assume that’s where you are headed). And the skills that you cultivate preparing for this test will both make you more competitive at the collegiate level and allow you to work less for a high grade (which leaves more time for enriching activities outside of the classroom).
Is the new SAT harder? This is a very common question, but it’s kind of like asking, “is easier to swim 100 meters or run a mile?” The answer depends on whether or not you can swim. You might be a long-distance runner who can’t so much as doggy paddle. For you, one mile on […]
Many like to think of rankings as something immutable, handed down from the heavens, radiating the light of truth. In reality, rankings can be quite subjective, since they depend, on a large part, on the criteria used. For decades now, US News and World Report has been this light from the heavens, decreeing which colleges […]
Scoring on the new SAT has gotten both simpler and a whole lot more complicated. But let’s start with the simple first. The test is no longer out of 2400 but is out of 1600.
Ready to start prepping (or not so ready)? Below are some critical tips you want to keep in mind before you try to ascend the daunting summit known as SAT prep.
Many of you probably already know that the SAT is changing this March, the last “current SAT” being administered in January. But many might be wondering “why”? Is there something wrong with the current test? If so, what? Is the new SAT an improvement on these things? An improvement overall?