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Category: SAT Strategies

Maddi Lee

How to Stay Focused During the SAT

There are tons of tips on how to prepare for the SAT before test day, but what about when you actually enter the test room? Staying sharp and focused during the exam is an art in itself, and it can make quite a big difference in your score. A clear and concentrated mind is less […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Interesting = Studying

Okay, you’re going to study for the SAT, the ACT, your AP tests, and any-test-ever-my-life-is-studying. So obviously the first thing you do is all of your other homework. Then you walk the dog, maybe get some food—basically anything except actually sitting down and studying. What can you do to combat this gut-wrenching resistance to studying? […]

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Rita Neumann

SAT eBook

Everything you need to know about the redesigned SAT exam PLUS tons of free resources to help you prep.

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Cassidy Mayeda

The 6th SAT

We all know that person taking the SAT for the fourth, fifth, or — goodness forbid — sixth time. They constantly stress about studying, complain about only improving two points from their last test, and are probably aiming for a top college like Harvard with an SAT average of 2255. But is it really worth […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Study Smarter Not Harder

It’s a cliché you’ve heard over and over again — “study smarter, not harder” — but what does it actually mean when “studying” means something different to everyone? Unfortunately, for many of us it can seem to mean spending hours on end pouring over our textbooks only to end up more confused than when we […]

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Lucas Fink

10 Things That Are Ruining Your SAT Practice

Are you getting the most out of your SAT prep time? Or are you going to spend hours and hours preparing for your test and see no improvement in your score because you’re making one of these simple mistakes? These are the top ten most common problems I’ve seen in my SAT students in the […]

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Lucas Fink

How to Study SAT Critical Reading

  A Quick Anecdote First, I should mention that this story is a bit tweaked for dramatic effect (read: not completely true), but the main point of the story is untainted by the details I’m adding. A few years ago, I was working with class of around ten SAT students through a difficult reading comprehension passage […]

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Rita Neumann

Magoosh SAT Playlist: Sad Because I Have to Study Music

Is it a beautiful day outside? Do your friends want to hang out? Maybe your favorite show is on TV and your parents won’t get a DVR … or you just want to take a nap. I know. Sometimes it feels like you have to give up your life in order to study. It’s sad. […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

May 3rd Approaches! 5 Tips to Survive the SAT

It’s down to the wire, ladies and gentlemen. If you’re signed up for the SAT this Saturday (May 3rd), you should have started studying…exactly 30 days ago. But, I was in high school once. I know how it is: you add SAT prep to your calendar, you stroll down to the public library down to […]

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Lucas Fink

How to Study SAT Math

There’s a special recipe for acing SAT math. It’s a very specific blend of knowing the material (doing your school homework counts a lot for this) and knowing the test. Studying for the SAT, then, is a balance between the two. How do you make it work?   Learn From Your Math Mistakes Let’s say […]

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