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Category: SAT Study Tips

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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Rita Neumann

Are You Taking Your SAT on Saturday?

The next SAT exam is this Saturday, January 23rd. This will be the last time that the current version of the SAT be offered to students. It’s the end of an era! After Saturday, the SAT will be completely revamped. But let’s worry about that on Monday. For now, let’s talk about last minute prep for Saturday’s exam.

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Chris Lele

How to Study for the SAT Over the Winter Break

Santa, snow, stuffed stockings, and SAT. Yes, one is obviously the odd one out—at least come Christmas time. But many students don’t realize that, besides summer, winter break is the longest time they will have away from school the entire year. Sure, presents are nice, as is waking up at noon. However, eggnog and multiple REM cycles aside, there is still plenty of time to get some serious SAT prep in there. Here is how.

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