The new SAT may be over, but the wait has just begun. March 5, 2016 SAT scores will be released May 10, 2016, later than normal. Find out why.
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.
This is a question I get a lot from parents wondering whether their child should take the SAT as a junior or wait until senior year. The thing is, colleges don’t give preferential treatment to those who take the SAT at a younger age. A junior’s 1800 isn’t any different from a senior’s 1800. Let’s get specific…
This is always a hard question to answer: Are you a student who is looking to go from 1400 to a 1600, or the more typical student who is looking to go from 1000 to 1200?
Checking a standardized test score can be very stressful. There is that rush of adrenaline that goes through your body as the internet page loads, and of course the internet chooses that very moment to go slower than usual. Or, maybe it’s just the overload of students dying to know their score. Regardless, the anticipation […]
Here’s something I’ve learned as a marathoner: (Ok, I’ve run one marathon, but there are more in my future). It’s not all about putting one foot in front of the other for hours on end. There’s a physiological science behind marathon training plans so you don’t kill yourself trying to run 26.2 miles. There’s psychological […]
Alright, you’re in. You’re going to retake the SAT. Maybe you are going in with the dogged determination of Katniss Everdeen challenging President Snow. Or, literally, like this dog: Maybe you’re being dragged in kicking and screaming. Either way, you’re in. (Or maybe you’re not! In which case, check out our post Should I Retake […]
If you’re taking the SAT, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to take it twice—once at the end of junior year and once at the start of senior year. If you’ve only taken it once so far, going through the test again might sound about as pleasant as an leisurely afternoon of waterboarding (not […]
Do you like wearing cool shirts like this? Can you answer the question “bro do you even prep?” with “yes, I do! And I got a 1400 or better on the SAT!” Then we want to give you a free t-shirt (pictured above). If you use Magoosh and scored: A 1400 or higher overall on […]
In these last several pages, you’ve probably learned several surprising facts (and I’m not just talking about the fact that someone would actually name a bunch of smart kids “termites”, after “Term”an, of course). Not to be outdone on the “surprise index” is the following tidbit: every question on the SAT is worth the same […]