Don’t take the long way The SAT is testing how you think, not how fast you can write. Yet students often do a question the long way, writing out as many numbers as possible. Instead, rely on logic and formulas, when applicable. Let’s take a look at the following question: How many numbers less than […]

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Here’s what you know: Circle with lines AC and AB AC = diameter Triangle base AB = 4 Circumference = 8pi Now watch the video and see if you solve the problem in 2 minutes! If you can, kudos to you. 🙂 If you get stuck, no worries! Keep watching the video, and I’ll guide […]

There’s a special recipe for acing SAT math. It’s a very specific blend of knowing the material (doing your school homework counts a lot for this) and knowing the test. Studying for the SAT, then, is a balance between the two. How do you make it work? Learn From Your Math Mistakes Let’s say […]

Hi, all! We just recorded video explanations for every question in Practice Test #1 of the 2nd Edition SAT Blue Book! You can find all of the videos here. Let us know how you like them (and whether you’d like us to record more of these) by commenting below :). Happy studying! 🙂

Studying new vocab can wear on the senses. That’s why it’s important to vary your practice. A crossword is a perfect for this task. Not a way to learn words, but a great tool for reviewing. In this crossword, the clues are the parts of speech and definitions for the words. You will find a […]

So you probably know your exponent basics: Add the exponents, if you multiply the bases; multiply the exponents if you have an exponent to an exponent. You probably even know your negative exponents and your fraction exponents. So what could possibly go wrong, if you get an SAT question that deals with basic exponent rules? […]

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Been brushing up on your grammar chops? Think you’ve got what it takes for a difficult SAT Writing question? Well, the question below is the most difficult “Identifying the Error” question we have in our entire product. Only 17.1% of students answer it correctly. Good luck! Be sure to check your answer with the video […]

Every now and then, the SAT gets really diabolical and throws a coordinate geometry question without the coordinate plane. To make matters worse, the question is usually difficult to begin with—even if you had the plane. The key is to translate the information by drawing out a mini-coordinate plane. Remember, this is a timed test, […]