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Category: SAT Strategies

Chris Lele

Choosing Between Two Answer Choices on the SAT

If you’ve ever taken an SAT class and gotten to the reading passages, you’ve probably heard someone say it before; you may have even said it yourself. This common refrain goes something like this: I narrow it down to two answers, and I always choose the wrong one. As a teacher, I might find it […]

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Maddi Lee

SAT Essay Theme: Morality

This is the third post in our marvelously marvelous series of 10 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Make sure to leave a comment with any questions at all! We’re not that scary!  This week’s essay theme is Morality. Morality is, by definition, the very thing that most teenagers lack. We are all evil beings. Essays […]

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Margarette Jung

1 Month SAT Bootcamp

Are you taking the October SAT? Do you like to “forget” to study? You should sign up for our one-month SAT bootcamp emails! You’ll receive a weekly email telling you what you’re supposed to do that week, so you won’t have any excuses to procrastinate! You won’t be able to say, “But I don’t know […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Happiness & Work Ethic

Welcome to the second post in our series of 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Check back next Tuesday for the third installment. 🙂 Your puppy licking your face when you come home from school, that epic moment with the windows down and the music loud down the freeway, being surrounded by your best friends—you know […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

SAT Essay Theme: Success & Goals

Welcome to the first post in our series of 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides. Check back next Tuesday for the second installment. 🙂 For students who have been asked since they were five years old what they wanted to be when they grow up, success and goals are familiar topics. But does that make them […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Your SAT Essay Theme Guide: A 10 Post Series

Have you ever read an essay prompt, paused in a moment of soul-aching panic, and realized you have absolutely no idea how to answer it? Or perhaps you’ve never had trouble knowing how to answer the deep philosophic prompts they expect a 17 year old to answer, but you’ve never exactly had “of literary merit” […]

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Maddi Lee

How Positive Thinking Benefits Test-Takers

It´s hard not to imagine worst-case scenarios as test day looms ever closer, but did you know this could actually harm your test score? Being pessimistic is not only worse for your health in the long run, but it also results in less productivity and more stress. There is a key difference between pessimism and […]

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Maddi Lee

Books You Need to Read (That Aren’t on Your Summer Reading List)

Summer is the perfect time to finally get to your reading list — and though you might want to re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the third time, or buy the entire Young Adult section of your nearest Barnes & Noble — there’s always another part of your life for the SAT to […]

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Chris Lele

How to Determine the Context for Synonymous SAT Words

The kicker with many SAT questions is you often know what the answer should be. But…those dastardly SAT writers have come up with two answer choices that seem so close, yet—as we know—only one of them can be correct. Below are some of these common words that students have trouble distinguishing. Yet, the words have […]

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

When should I start studying for the SAT?

  This post has been updated for the New SAT that was launched in March 2016! So our answer here is fresh, fresh, fresh! 🙂   When should I start studying for the SAT? It’s a commonly asked question—but not one with a clear-cut answer. The SAT is a test of knowledge, and a lot […]

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