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?
A little over a year ago, the College Board announced that the SAT would undergo its greatest change in 30 years. At the time, we were offered only high-level descriptions of the redesigned test and a few sample questions—speculation was rife. Now, the new test has been revealed in its entirety, the College Board releasing […]
In my last post I encouraged you to have a target score for each of the SAT sections. Once you’ve pinned that down, let’s see how you can use that target score to inform your test-taking strategy. Your Raw Score Let’s say that you’ve researched your university, and you’ve decided that a 620 in […]
If you took the SAT in the United States on June 6th, 2015, then you are one of the 487,000 students affected by College Board’s unfortunate mistake. Read on to learn how this affects you.
It is difficult to reach a goal when you don’t know exactly what that goal is. If you are a quarterback, your chance of making a successful pass is going to be greatly diminished if your running back is going to be somewhere “on the left of the field down there.” You want to know […]
There is about to be an onslaught of press in the coming months about the new SAT. Fortunately you are going to avoid all the press and hand wringing and parental freakouts, since you’ll be taking your test before the big change happens.
My name is Todd Shively, and I will be bringing you SAT news, tips, tricks, and perspective. I have been teaching high school for close to fifteen years. Some of my former students went to Harvard. Some went to community college, maybe, but I only take any credit for those who went to tier-one colleges, […]
Note: This post has been updated for the new SAT beginning in March 2016. You’ve taken your SAT, you’ve waited the 3 long weeks it takes to receive your score, and you’ve logged into your College Board account to see how you performed on the test. But as you scroll through the score report, words […]
One of the ways in which the SAT math is changing—and this is a big change—is that there are only four answer choices on the redesigned test. Wait? That’s the big change? Well, I should add that the three wrong answers out of those four are pretty wrong. In other words, there aren’t really sneaky […]
Prior to any process, you should be equipped with the fundamentals for success. Before starting (or restarting), SAT prep, go first through this vital checklist and make sure you have the following (especially the last one): 1) Understanding of Past Performance To know where you’re going, know where you’ve been. Take a practice test […]