Get into your dream school! 

Sign up or log in to Magoosh SAT Prep.

Category: SAT Guest Post

Matthew Larriva

When to Take the SAT: The First-Mover Advantage

Although much has been written comparing and contrasting the New and Old SAT, the New SAT and the ACT, and every other conceivable combination, there’s been relatively little discussion of the behind-the-scenes repercussions of having a brand new test.

continue reading
Guest Author

How to Make Your Essay Not Boring

Bored by your own college essay? Here are some tips that will liven it up, from Ethan Sawyer, aka the College Essay Guy! Here are three tips to help you avoid writing an essay that’s, for lack of a better word, boring:   1. Make sure the connections your essay makes are non-obvious and specific. […]

continue reading
Guest Author

How Can I Write My Personal Statement in One Night?

It’s the worst place to find yourself—the night before your college apps are due with nothing but a blank word doc before you. Check out these tips for how make it work even at the very last minute, from Ethan Sawyer the College Essay Guy. First of all, if there is anything in this bright […]

continue reading
Guest Author

Should I Mention My Religion in My College Essay?

Here’s another key tip to keep in mind for your college applications, from College Essay Guy Ethan Sawyer! The short answer is this: it’s okay to discuss religion in your essay as long as the take-away (or values) promoted in the essay are universal. Here’s what I mean: In the past, I’ve had students write […]

continue reading
Guest Author

Critical Thinking Strategies: The Case for SAT Math

Today, Dr. Gruber, renowned SAT expert and pioneer of the critical thinking strategies and skills necessary for standardized tests, shares 2 key strategies for tackling a tough SAT math problem. To begin, here’s an SAT problem that an enormous amount of students got wrong. In fact out of the 1,275,000 students who take the SAT, […]

continue reading
Guest Author

Ultimate Study Playlists

Got an intense study session coming up? Check out NextStepU’s list of free music playlists that’ll supercharge your studies! Pandora Radio and Spotify are great online and mobile resources for streaming music. Both have their pros and cons and offer numerous options when it comes to your music preferences and, for students on a budget, […]

continue reading
Guest Author

Great Scholarship Advice for the B Student

What if you’re not a straight-A student? Can you still earn scholarships to pay for your dream school? Lynn O’Shaughnessy of TheCollegeSolution.com says “Definitely!” and explains how to do it. If you’re a “B” student, you may have more options than you might assume. Don’t believe me? Here is a story of a young woman […]

continue reading
NextStepU

Take Two: What To Do When Taking the SAT the Second Time Around

Some students need a trial run to understand just how challenging the SAT really is. Taking the SAT a second time is just fine, as long as you learn from past mistakes. Ali Sewalt, from NextStepU.com, is here with some helpful advice. When it comes to standardized testing like the SAT & ACT, testing twice […]

continue reading
NextStepU

Let Your Confidence Be Your Guide: Scheduling Your SAT

Check out this awesome new post from our friends at NextStepU! The Best Time To Take Your SAT From the first day of high school, you repeatedly hear about the SAT. You find out what you are tested on, you hear rumors of its difficulty and you wonder what score qualifies as a good score. […]

continue reading