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Category: SAT Strategies

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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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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