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 […]
If you took the SAT in the United States on June 6th, 2015, then you are one of the 487,000 students affected by College Board’s unfortunate mistake. Read on to learn how this affects you.
It is difficult to reach a goal when you don’t know exactly what that goal is. If you are a quarterback, your chance of making a successful pass is going to be greatly diminished if your running back is going to be somewhere “on the left of the field down there.” You want to know […]
There is about to be an onslaught of press in the coming months about the new SAT. Fortunately you are going to avoid all the press and hand wringing and parental freakouts, since you’ll be taking your test before the big change happens.
Meet Todd, Magoosh’s newest SAT Expert Blogger! I am not a poster-y kind of teacher. You know the ones I’m talking about—those posters teachers order from Scholastic catalogues that have faded colors and cheesy slogans about recycling or verbs or the water cycle. So when I am in a classroom other than my own, I […]
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 […]
Obviously, studying for the SATs is no piece of cake. But the obnoxious drama that surrounds the whole process can make it nearly unbearable. Having already gone through all of that stress nearly a year ago, I can now share my top tips for how to avoid catfights, gossip and more. Don’t check scores […]
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 […]
The Politics of Sharing Your Scores, and Not Losing Friends One of the most difficult things about the SAT has nothing to do with the test. It’s talking about SAT scores with your friends. By design, the SAT separates people by score ranges for colleges to use, but the unfortunate side effect is that it […]