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Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Rachel is a High School and Graduate Exams blogger at Magoosh. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, an MA from the Université de Paris VII, and a PhD from University College London. She has taught test preparation and consulted on admissions practices for over eight years. Currently, Rachel divides her time between the US and London. Follow Rachel on Twitter, or learn more about her writing here!

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

How Many Questions Can You Miss for a Perfect ACT Score?

In theory, you can get up to five questions wrong on the ACT (or miss them) and still get a 36. Buty they’d have to be in precise categories for you to do that.

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What Subject Areas Does the PSAT Measure?

PSAT Subject Areas The PSAT tests lots of smaller topics under the umbrella of three larger “tests” (don’t worry, you take them at the same time—you probably just think of them as sections): the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, and the Math Test.   The Reading Test There are two things to consider […]

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What is the Highest Score on the New SAT?: A Q&A

The highest score on the Redesigned SAT is now 1600, not 2400. But there’s more to the story; here’s what you need to know about highest scores on the SAT.

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What to Look for in an SAT Prep Course: Finding the Right Course for You

Prepping for the SAT is one of the best things you can do for your future. The right preparation can help you maximize your score and give your best performance on test day. Once you’ve achieved your dream score—well, the rest is up to you! However, the sheer number of SAT prep courses out there […]

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Free New SAT Practice Tests

Polishing Your Skills with Free New SAT Practice Tests January 2016 has come and gone, which means one thing for you SAT test-takers out there: we’re in the brave new world of the “new” SAT (which will probably stop being called that one of these days). Starting in March 2016, we’re looking at an entirely […]

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When should I start studying for the SAT?

  This post has been updated for the New SAT that was launched in March 2016! So our answer here is fresh, fresh, fresh! 🙂   When should I start studying for the SAT? It’s a commonly asked question—but not one with a clear-cut answer. The SAT is a test of knowledge, and a lot […]

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