SAT

5 Tips to Improve Test Prep Motivation

Today’s article was written by Chris Lele. Few will disagree that it’s difficult preparing for a standardized test. You will have to carve out many hours from what is already likely a tight schedule. And if you want to achieve your goal of going onto a good school, you have little choice but to take ...

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Should You Retake the SAT?

Today’s article was submitted by David Recine. When you’re prepping for the SAT, your test can seem like the ultimate deadline—that moment of truth where all you hard work either works out or doesn’t. Realistically though, your performance on test day is only the final word if you do well. If you don’t do well, ...

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5 Easy Tips for Improving Your SAT Score

Today’s article was submitted by Chris Lele from Magoosh. 1. Read, read, read It is true that to really improve your reading score, you have to work at it for a while, doing practice passages and improving your reading skills. But there is a little hack in there somewhere—something to help you improve a little ...

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How Much Do SAT Scores Matter for College Admissions?

Today’s article was submitted by Nadira Berman from Magoosh. Studying for the SAT is stressful, mostly because students feel that so much is riding on their score. They think that if they don’t get a high score, they won’t get into the school of their dreams. That’s a lot of pressure. But how much do ...

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5 Important Things to Focus on for the New SAT

Today’s article was submitted by Erica Cirino. This March, high school students around the country took the first new SAT of 2016. The College Board, which designs and administers the SAT, has decided implement eight major changes to its most famous test. Among these changes are reverting to a scoring scale of 1600 with no ...

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Juniors: Current or New SAT?

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you don’t like change. Once we get used to dealing with something, a sense of comfort emerges, no matter how small. Such it might be with the SAT. You should know by now that the SAT is changing with the March 2016 administration. March 2016 may seem like a long ...

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Standardized Testing for Juniors

Some issues bear repeating. I’ve addressed a sentient approach for high school juniors to deal with their standardized testing requirements before here. I think it’s time to bring that up again. There are many milestones during the college admissions process. One of the more important ones is the high school junior year, or “11th grade,” ...

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College Admissions: URMs vs. Asians

In case you’re not up on college admissions lingo, the term “URM” stands for Under-Represented Minorities. Of course, when one considers the issue of URM admissions, one usually segues into the highly volatile realm of Affirmative Action (AA). The College Confidential discussion forum has a huge inventory of threads and highly heated discussions about AA. ...

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Cheating on The SAT and ACT

I’m willing to bet that many of you high school students out there reading this blog know someone (or have heard of someone) who has cheated on the SAT or ACT. The unfortunate reality today is that academic cheating has reached an all-time high. News stories of mass cheating at such schools as Harvard and ...

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Does College Major = IQ?

I stumbled upon a rather provocative article the other day: Your college major is a pretty good indication of how smart you are. Even before I read a word of it, I started thinking. As I’ve chronicled here before, I started out in Business Administration in college because, as an 18-year-old interested mainly in tennis ...

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