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10 No-Calculator Tips for SAT Math

10 No-Calculator Tips for SAT Math

You’re sitting in class when your teacher asks “What is 168 divided by 34?” In a matter of seconds a couple students whip out their handy calculators… it’s almost a race. But you have the upper hand! Your calculator is sitting right on top of your desk. Before anyone else…

Score High: Evidence-Based Reading on the SAT

Score High: Evidence-Based Reading on the SAT

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Children make nutritious snacks. Wait… Did you read that right? Quick quiz: What did you think the sentence was talking about? Eating children Children preparing food Careful… context is important. In most circumstances, the correct answer would be B. But have you ever read A Modest…

4 Types of Questions You’ll See on the New SAT

4 Types of Questions You’ll See on the New SAT

You may have heard that the essay portion of the SAT is now optional… you may wonder what the difference is between the new SAT and the ACT. But isn’t the REAL question you’re left with: What am I going to see when I open that little booklet? Well, I…

Top 7 Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT

Top 7 Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT

Have you heard? The SAT got a makeover in March of 2016. Hello, “New SAT”! Parents and students are asking us questions all the time like: – How important is the SAT? – What’s a good SAT score now?  [It’s out of 1600 again, by the way] – Can I get…

Should I Take the SAT Essay?

Should I Take the SAT Essay?

  Co-authored by Renae Hintze If you saw our infographic blog that explains what’s different on the new SAT, then you know by now that the SAT portion is now optional. You do not HAVE to take it. But, it’s still there. So what’s the deal? Do you take it…

Video Games:  Extracurricular or Curriculum?

Video Games:  Extracurricular or Curriculum?

My first ever gaming experience was playing Mario Bros on my brand new video game console gifted by my dad on my 9th birthday. I could play that game for hours and would wait eagerly to get back home from school to spend my evenings with Nintendo’s two most famous…

Top 10 New SAT Changes You Should Know About: in Infographics

Top 10 New SAT Changes You Should Know About: in Infographics

By now you’ve surely heard the news. The SAT has changed. January 2016 marked the final date for students to take the old SAT exam. Starting in March 2016, the New SAT was the only option administered. It’s the biggest change to the SAT test in quite a long time, impacting…

Is Online Learning Better Than Traditional Classes?

Is Online Learning Better Than Traditional Classes?

  Co-authored by Renae Hintze When microwaves were first invented, manufacturers put fake wood paneling on the sides. Why? Because when something new is first introduced, people can be uneasy about it. The wood paneling was there to make it feel less foreign and more “hand-made”. According to some statistics,…

How to Find the Best Major

How to Find the Best Major

When I received my rejection letter from the ASU Visual Communication program, the first thing I did was make plans to reapply the following year. I bought nearly $400 worth of supplies to that effect. But about 1 month into my “temporary” Design Management major, I realized something — Visual…

Should My Teen Work During High School?

Should My Teen Work During High School?

Updated on April 20, 2016.  Growing up, the only time I ever heard the words “allowance” were when they came out of my friends’ or their parents’ mouths. Having two siblings before me who had gone through the same channels, it didn’t come as a surprise to me when my…

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