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Category: SAT Strategies

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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Chris Lele

SAT Vocabulary Game

   Word Unscramble – 3-points each 1. I.D. Mary 2. Mantle (and it’s not mental) 3. Vector 4. Date once (there’s a story here!)   Hangman 5. A word meaning not giving up (3 pts.) ___ E ___ ___ C I ___ ___ S 6. A word meaning having mixed emotions (3 pts.) ___ ___ […]

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Rita Neumann

Magoosh SAT Playlist: Study Party!!

Hey Magooshers! Need some upbeat tunes to help you study for the SAT? The Magoosh team put together a playlist of our favorite study break, dance party, burn off some steam songs … Take a listen!   Like what you hear or have suggestions for our next playlist? Let us know by leaving a comment […]

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NextStepU

Take Two: What To Do When Taking the SAT the Second Time Around

Some students need a trial run to understand just how challenging the SAT really is. Taking the SAT a second time is just fine, as long as you learn from past mistakes. Ali Sewalt, from NextStepU.com, is here with some helpful advice. When it comes to standardized testing like the SAT & ACT, testing twice […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Essay – Common Misconceptions

1. Do not use “I” Let me say it loud and clear: it is okay to use “I” in your essay. So what’s with the big hullabaloo over “I”? Well, at some point you had a well-meaning English teacher who, with stern brow, wrote in all caps on the board that you should never use […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Best Strategies for SAT Reading Comprehension

Below you’ll find a list of the absolute best SAT Reading tips out there to help you crush the new SAT, starting with our top 5 strategies for the test. Keep reading on for our advice on how to avoid common wrong answers on the SAT, special tips for the vocabulary in context questions, and finally how to use the varying difficulty level of SAT reading passages to your advantage. Consider this your COMPLETE GUIDE to SAT Reading success!

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Chris Lele

How to Write the SAT Essay

On the new SAT essay, you have 50 minutes to read a passage and write an essay on it. Here’s what to look for and how to write the essay to get a good score.

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Chris Lele

[Video Post] SAT Scoring and Pacing

In these last several pages, you’ve probably learned several surprising facts (and I’m not just talking about the fact that someone would actually name a bunch of smart kids “termites”, after “Term”an, of course). Not to be outdone on the “surprise index” is the following tidbit: every question on the SAT is worth the same […]

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