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Author: Lucas Fink

Lucas is the teacher behind Magoosh TOEFL. He’s been teaching TOEFL preparation and more general English since 2009, and the SAT since 2008. Between his time at Bard College and teaching abroad, he has studied Japanese, Czech, and Korean. None of them come in handy, nowadays.

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How to Study for the SAT: Your One Month Study Plan

Wondering how to study for the SAT when you have only a month to go ? Check out our One Month SAT Study Schedule, a comprehensive day-by-day guide to help you prepare for the test!

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The 5 Worst Things that Can Happen During Your SAT

Hey, who doesn’t enjoy revelling in a little bit of horror every now and then? Disasters, or even just near disasters are mesmerizing… Right? So here’s a relatively productive way (*shudder*) to run through all your worst nightmares…well, your worst nightmares for your SAT, as least. We’re not going to delve into the dreams this […]

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Should I Retake the SAT?

If you’re taking the SAT, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to take it twice—once at the end of junior year and once at the start of senior year. If you’ve only taken it once so far, going through the test again might sound about as pleasant as an leisurely afternoon of waterboarding (not […]

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Magoosh’s SAT Q&A

Your SAT exam is right around the corner, and I know that you have many burning questions. To help you out, I made a video where I answer the top 5 most frequently asked questions about the SAT. Watch for important last-minute advice and information! SAT Frequently Asked Questions To recap, I answered the questions: […]

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How to Study SAT Writing

The writing section of the SAT seems to get the least love; fewer tutors and teachers focus on it, fewer students ask about it, and some admissions committees (adcoms) have not always given it equal consideration. That’s always struck me as pretty strange, because the writing section is relatively easy to study for and improve […]

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10 Things That Are Ruining Your SAT Practice

Are you getting the most out of your SAT prep time? Or are you going to spend hours and hours preparing for your test and see no improvement in your score because you’re making one of these simple mistakes? These are the top ten most common problems I’ve seen in my SAT students in the […]

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How to Study SAT Critical Reading

  A Quick Anecdote First, I should mention that this story is a bit tweaked for dramatic effect (read: not completely true), but the main point of the story is untainted by the details I’m adding. A few years ago, I was working with class of around ten SAT students through a difficult reading comprehension passage […]

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A Student’s Guide to the New SAT

The SAT is changing at the beginning of 2016, meaning that if you’re in the class of 2017, you’re going to take a very different test in your junior and senior year than what students are taking now. Eighth and ninth graders will see the new PSAT 8/9 as soon as this October, and tenth […]

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How to Study for Both the SAT and Your AP Tests

Everybody knows it, and everybody says it: junior year can be hellish. Clearly, the pressure’s on. If you’re taking on a rigorous course load, then you may be in a pretty tight spot right now, studying for both the SAT and your AP tests. And even if you’re not in any AP classes, this post […]

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How to Study SAT Math

There’s a special recipe for acing SAT math. It’s a very specific blend of knowing the material (doing your school homework counts a lot for this) and knowing the test. Studying for the SAT, then, is a balance between the two. How do you make it work?   Learn From Your Math Mistakes Let’s say […]

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