10 No-Calculator Tips for SAT Math

Co-authored by Renae Hintze 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 can, …

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 Proposal? Welcome to Evidence-Based Reading …

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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 into Berkeley with a 1200? …

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 or no??  Here’s a breakdown …

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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 students in the class of …

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, YOU probably don’t fully trust …

How to Find the Best Major

When I received a 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 Communication was only 1 part …