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Category: About the SAT

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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Rita Neumann

Magoosh Online Prep for the New SAT

Today, I am excited to introduce the newest addition to Magoosh’s high school prep offerings: a product designed to help students prepare for the newly redesigned SAT! Learn how you might be able to try it for free.

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Chris Lele

Which SAT Should You Take?

This is the top question on many students, parents, and high school admissions counselors minds: What should you do about the New SAT? Should you just take the ACT and avoid it altogether? Should you take both the current and New SAT? Should you just wait for the New SAT and hope for the best? The answer is that it depends on a few important considerations. And we’ve considered them all…

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Chris Lele

All About the New SAT Reading Section

The big news is that vocabulary words will no longer have their own section. Indeed, big vocabulary words will be virtually absent from the new test. That’s right: words like “deferential”, “gregarious”, and “abstemious” will never keep you up at night again. Sure, they might show up in a vocabulary-in-context question in Reading Comprehension, but even this vocabulary will be far more basic so that’s not likely to be case.

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Chris Lele

Are Parents Aware that the SAT is Changing in March 2016?

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.

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Chris Lele

How is SAT Math Changing?

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.

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Chris Lele

How Will SAT Verbal Change?

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. […]

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Chris Lele

How to Study for the New SAT Now

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 […]

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Chris Lele

Do you actually learn anything prepping for the SAT?

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).

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Chris Lele

How Will Scoring Change on the New SAT?

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.

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