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 […]
So you want to go to Columbia…
You aspire to be a part of the diverse, international student body. You hope to take advantage of the infinite resources New York City has to offer. You want an urban life, but also a classic college campus. Columbia has it all!
So you want to go to MIT.
Good for you! The school is famous for its programs in engineering, biology and physical science. MIT students tend to be very entrepreneurial, and therefore very successful. In fact, if you put together all of the revenues of the all of the companies founded by MIT alumni, you would have the eleventh largest economy in the world!
So you want to go to Princeton.
You dream of one day becoming a Tiger and joining the likes of Michelle Obama, John F. Kennedy, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
As the university is part of the Ivy League, you probably know the application process will be quite a challenge. But attending the same school as Emma Watson is worth it.
So you want to go to Stanford.
Who could blame you? The weather is amazing, the campus is beautiful, and the students seem to have so much fun.
So you have an SAT (or PSAT) score in your left hand and an SAT score in your right hand. How do you know which one is better? The TuesdACT post you see above should answer all your questions about peaches, bananas, and test scores, but in case you feel like stretching your reading muscles, […]
Scoring on the new SAT has gotten both simpler and a whole lot more complicated. But let’s start with the simple first. The test is no longer out of 2400 but is out of 1600.
In my last post I encouraged you to have a target score for each of the SAT sections. Once you’ve pinned that down, let’s see how you can use that target score to inform your test-taking strategy. Your Raw Score Let’s say that you’ve researched your university, and you’ve decided that a 620 in […]