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Category: SAT Study Tips

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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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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Dana Sinclair

Snack Your Way Smarter

If you know me, you know I love to eat. I am constantly snacking between meals, looking for new recipes, and scrolling through the food section on pinterest. When I found out that certain foods can help me focus, stay awake, and improve my memory, it changed my snacking life. Not to mention they are all natural and healthy.

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Kristin Fracchia

How to Study for an SAT Retake

Here’s something I’ve learned as a marathoner: (Ok, I’ve run one marathon, but there are more in my future). It’s not all about putting one foot in front of the other for hours on end. There’s a physiological science behind marathon training plans so you don’t kill yourself trying to run 26.2 miles. There’s psychological […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Guide to Retaking the SAT

Alright, you’re in. You’re going to retake the SAT. Maybe you are going in with the dogged determination of Katniss Everdeen challenging President Snow. Or, literally, like this dog: Maybe you’re being dragged in kicking and screaming. Either way, you’re in. (Or maybe you’re not! In which case, check out our post Should I Retake […]

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Rachel Wisuri

6 Ways to Be More Productive, According to Science

I think everyone reading this blog can agree on the following statement: we could all be a little more productive in our lives. Whether that pertains to studying, cleaning, working out, writing essays, you name it — there’s always room for improvement. Below, you’ll find 6 tips for increasing your productivity, all backed by science. That means […]

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Rachel Wisuri

The 10 Best High School Blogger Posts of 2014

In 2014, we hired 3 high school bloggers to write posts about their SAT and college application journeys.   They may be young, but they sure know their stuff! Here are our 10 favorite posts from the past year. Consider this your starting point if you’ve never read any of their posts, and the greatest hits […]

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Nadira Berman

The Best Study Breaks

For many of us, final exams are coming up. Which usually means long hours of studying, a lot of time spent indoors, and not much sleep. So it makes sense that our brains are feeling a little worn out. Sometimes the best cure for the finals blues is taking a break. Here are the best […]

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