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Category: Redesigned SAT

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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Chris Lele

SAT Verb Tense — Grammar Fundamentals

Consistency is the first thing you have to remember about verb tense. While that may sound pretty straightforward, on the SAT, it is easier to lose track of the proper tenses.

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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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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

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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Kristin Fracchia

Free SAT Prep Accounts for Students Affected by Winter Storm Jonas

The last administration ever of the current version of the SAT combined with one of the biggest winter storms on record means a lot of students are now eyeing a late-February makeup date. At Magoosh, we realize this is totally not cool. That’s why we are giving 1 Month Premium Subscriptions to Magoosh SAT Prep FOR FREE to any student affected by the Winter Storm Jonas.

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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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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

New SAT Video: Using the Past Perfect Tense

The past perfect is a tricky tense. Before we even delve into it, we should get a sense of what it looks like. Just as the present perfect tense used a participle after an initial verb (has + participle) so too does the past perfect. Instead of have/has, the past perfect simply uses had:   […]

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