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Posted on Feb 10, 2014 - 09:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

It doesn’t take long to find out what many students think of your typical SAT prep course, or college prep in general. Just look at these comments we spotted on Twitter a few days ago:   “SAT prep is like a joke”   “SAT prep class is so pointless”   “Pretending to take notes in cp lit. collegeprep is a joke.”   We wonder if it’s the student’s motivation or the prep courses themselves? It’s obvious most of them want to go to college or they wouldn’t take SAT prep or college prep courses. That leads us ... More

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 - 06:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

Why preparing for the October SAT now is cutting it close.   The next SAT is October 6th. Are you ready for it?   The fall SAT is primarily taken by two groups: seniors who aren’t happy with their junior SAT scores and ambitious juniors who want to get in a “practice” test before taking the spring SAT. Students in both groups have good reason to start practicing for the SAT (or October 27 ACT) right now.   ·        Seniors: This may be your last chance to get the score you want. It just doesn’t make sense to... More

Posted on Apr 09, 2012 - 06:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (1)

To many people, filling in tiny ovals on the SAT or ACT answer sheets is a standard rite of passage for high-school juniors.   Of course, preparing for those tests is a standard ritual, too, but it doesn’t have to start as late as junior year.   When to Begin SAT and ACT Prep   Students learn some of what they need for the college entrance exams in their high-school classes, but not everything. This is particularly true of the SAT, which tests problem-solving skills (unlike the ACT, which is more content-based). A good SAT/ACT prep program gives you test-taking skill... More

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 - 06:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

Critics claim the SAT and ACT exams contain racial and gender biases that lower the test scores of minorities, women, and low-income students. Both the College Board and ACT have made efforts to correct these problems, but opponents claim they persist.   Then there’s the SAT Optional Movement, in which certain colleges don’t use the SAT as an admissions standards, though roughly 80% of colleges still do.   So why is that the SAT and ACT entrance exams remain an important part of higher education? Why are they still the standard for college admissions? ... More

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 - 06:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

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Posted on Jan 27, 2012 - 06:00 AM | SAT Prep | Comments (0)

The SATs are this Saturday, and no matter how much cramming you do, there’s only so much you can cram in. The best strategy for taking the SAT is to prepare weeks, if not months in advance, and of course, learn everything you can in the classroom.   Still, there are a few same-day strategies that can help improve your SAT score.   5 Last-Minute Tips for Taking the SATs   1.      Process of Elimination. Eliminate obviously wrong answers first,. i.e. the Empire State Building is in C. Atlantis. 2.      Don’t Seco... More




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