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Category: About the SAT

Chris Lele

Will the SAT Reading Be More Difficult?

Reaction to New York Times article: “New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried” To say that the reading section is getting more difficult is grossly simplifying what is actually happening. The reason people might be thinking that the new test is harder, is that it will include one passage taken from a pre-20th century text (whether […]

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Chris Lele

Misplaced Modifiers — SAT Grammar Fundamentals

When “what sounds right” and “what is actually right” conflict, you can bet the SAT is waiting with a question to trap the unwary, often on misplaced modifiers.

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Rita Neumann

January 23 SAT Scores Are In! Now What?

If you took the January 23rd SAT (and weren’t affected by snow closures), then your score report just became available. Which means you are probably having some feelings right now. Let’s discuss.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

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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Chris Lele

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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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

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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Chris Lele

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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Kristin Fracchia

Time to Register for the March 5 SAT!

If you plan to take the very first Redesigned SAT on March 5, now is the time to register. The official registration deadline is February 5 – that’s this Friday! Hurry!   How to Register for the SAT In order to take the March 5 SAT exam, you’ll need to go to the The College […]

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Chris Lele

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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Chris Lele

New SAT Prep by Magoosh: A Walkthrough

It is here! The first premium online product for the new SAT exam that includes lesson videos, practice questions with explanation videos, question-specific strategies, study schedules, email support … and much more. All for less than $100. Meet Magoosh’s New SAT Prep!   A Demonstration by SAT Expert, Chris Lele Chris Lele, Magoosh’s in-house SAT […]

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