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Category: SAT Study Tips

Kristin Fracchia

How to Choose the Best Online Test Prep for the SAT or ACT

Since we work in the test prep world, we spend a lot of time looking at test prep options for students, so we know that a lot of stuff out there is not all that great, or it’s really expensive and therefore not accessible to all students.
So how is a student to choose? Here’s some important advice on what to look for in an online test prep product.

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Chris Lele

Parallel Structure — SAT Grammar Fundamentals

Parallelism is important on the SAT. It will help you employ commas more efficiently and understand how sentences are constructed.

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Chris Lele

Retaking the SAT

Studying for an SAT Retake First off, you need to ask yourself: what could I have done better. Now I’m not talking about a catch-all explanation (“I was tired” or “my pacing was off”). I want you to think of this as a crime-scene investigation, the kind you see in T.V. procedurals in which every […]

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Chris Lele

Will the SAT Reading Be More Difficult?

Reaction to New York Times article: “New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried” To say that the reading section is getting more difficult is grossly simplifying what is actually happening. The reason people might be thinking that the new test is harder, is that it will include one passage taken from a pre-20th century text (whether […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Love Your Scores (at 20% off) — A Valentine’s Day Surprise Video from Magoosh!

20% off Magoosh Test Prep for Valentine’s Day!   Nothing says love like…test prep?? We sure think so. Need to breakup with an old SAT or ACT score? Get a new one in your life with a flashy car and a bright future? We totally understand. Click the image below for 20% off any Magoosh […]

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

What to Look for in an SAT Prep Course: Finding the Right Course for You

Prepping for the SAT is one of the best things you can do for your future. The right preparation can help you maximize your score and give your best performance on test day. Once you’ve achieved your dream score—well, the rest is up to you! However, the sheer number of SAT prep courses out there […]

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Kristin Fracchia

About the New SAT Reading Passages

What kind of passages are you going to encounter on the new SAT Reading test? Tests are always way less nerve-wracking when you know what to expect, so let’s talk a little bit about Redesigned SAT Reading in general:

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Chris Lele

How to Study for an SAT Makeup Test

A “makeup” SAT is not the same as an SAT retake. “Makeup” is reserved for those instances in which testing centers have to close. For those students signed up for the January 2016 SAT, this means Winter Storm Jonas. Here’s what you can do to prepare.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Free New SAT Practice Tests

Polishing Your Skills with Free New SAT Practice Tests January 2016 has come and gone, which means one thing for you SAT test-takers out there: we’re in the brave new world of the “new” SAT (which will probably stop being called that one of these days). Starting in March 2016, we’re looking at an entirely […]

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Nadira Berman

How To Be Productive While Procrastinating

Everyone procrastinates. Don’t pretend you don’t. Sometimes you really, really, really don’t want to do work, even though you have to. Here are some ways to be somewhat productive, even though you aren’t doing homework.

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