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Category: SAT Scores

Ronke Aderonmu

Interpreting Your SAT Scores

Note: This post has been updated for the new SAT beginning in March 2016. You’ve taken your SAT, you’ve waited the 3 long weeks it takes to receive your score, and you’ve logged into your College Board account to see how you performed on the test. But as you scroll through the score report, words […]

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Kristin Fracchia

How to Study for an SAT Retake

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 […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Guide to Retaking the SAT

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 […]

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Lucas Fink

Should I Retake the SAT?

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 […]

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Rachel Wisuri

Magoosh T-Shirt Program: Score a 1400+ on the SAT, Get a Free Shirt!

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 […]

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Chris Lele

Old SAT vs. New SAT

Top 10 Changes Coming to the SAT in 2016 You may have recently heard that the SAT is changing — and changing drastically (some even say it may be more challenging than the current test). It is easy to get lost in the myriad of changes the College Board has planned for the new SAT, […]

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Chris Lele

[Video Post] SAT Scoring and Pacing

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 […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Essay Scores

Update: This post has been updated for the redesigned New SAT, which premiered in March 2016 and has an entirely new (and entirely optional) essay, by David Recine. Here’s what you need to know!   Only want the facts? Here’s the short answer: Your New SAT essay will be scored by two professional, human, essay […]

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Lucas Fink

Why Wrong Answers Are Good for Your SAT Scores

No, of course wrong answers on your SAT aren’t going to get you any points. SAT scorers actually take off a quarter point from your raw score for each incorrect bubble, so be very careful. It may be strange, but that’s how the College Board calculates SAT scores. Falling for a trap or making a […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Score Choice vs. Superscore

To hear the College Board tell it, the SAT score choice makes the SAT less stressful and more balanced. While there’s a grain of truth there, its far from the whole story. In reality, score choice isn’t actually helpful. In fact, colleges don’t want to you use it!   Choosing your highest SAT scores is […]

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