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Category: Redesigned SAT

Chris Lele

SAT Passport to Advanced Math, Part I

SAT Passport to Advanced Math questions test the skills that lead into the stuff you’ll be doing in calculus and pre-calculus. Check out these practice questions!

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Chris Lele

SAT Math: Heart of Algebra

Important stuff first: 27 of the 58 questions or nearly half of the questions on SAT Math will be “Heart of Algebra” questions. Read on for what this means.

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Chris Lele

SAT Sentence Structure — Grammar Fundamentals

The most important, if not the most fundamental, thing you need to understand from a grammatical standpoint, is how to construct sentences. Indeed, to truly understand punctuation you’ll need to apply the knowledge contained below.

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Nadira Berman

How Long is the SAT?

The new SAT is three hours long, plus 50 minutes for the optional essay. Test takers are allowed one 10-minute and one five-minute break.

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: High Utility Academic Words Part I

Think vocabulary is dead on the New SAT? Well, think again! Vocabulary is still part of the test, only know it’s a slightly different breed and goes under the annoying title “high-utility academic words.”

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT to New SAT to Old SAT Score Conversion Chart

Need to convert your ACT scores to New SAT scores and compare them to Old SAT Scores? We’ve created this conversion chart based on the latest, official information from the College Board and ACT to help!

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Guest Author

The 2016 SAT Update Ditched the Mandatory Essay… Why?

By Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Petersons & EssayEdge There have been a number of changes in testing since a group of American universities formed the College Entrance Examination Board, which cooked up the first standardized exam in 1901. On the original test, several of the questions involved Advanced Latin Composition and translating Cicero. In […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Video: Commonly Confused Words

So the SAT will forever be done away with vocabulary come Mar. 2016, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, the ten-dollar words you can impress your grandma with will have been consigned to the dustbin of SAT has-beens (move over “analogies” and make some room). However, the SAT writing section will still test vocabulary in context, […]

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Chris Lele

Yale and the “Optional” SAT Essay

Yale recently announced that it would require that students submit scores for the “optional” SAT essay. It’s reasoning is that the essay represents a significant improvement in assessing a student’s writing ability. No less than Yale’s Dean of Undergraduate Admissions said that, “We felt like requiring the writing portion would send a message that quality writing is highly important at Yale.”

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