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? …

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What Does a Good SAT Essay Look Like?

Let’s face it. When your high schooler is preparing for the SAT, it’s not always an easy process. It isn’t cheap, either! Private tutors, SAT prep courses, SAT prep books–all of these things cost money, and it really adds up. But free SAT resources are so hard to come by…especially those SAT essays. Without access …

Tips to Help Your Student Improve Their SAT Essay

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. The SAT Essay Section can be one of the most dreadful parts of the SAT test-taking experience. Not only is your student given a boring, broad topic they probably don’t care about, but they’re also expected to take some sort …

Why Did My SAT Score Go Down?

So you decided to retake the SAT, and the day’s here–your scores are posted! You rush to the computer, eager to see how you did…and…what? You run to the window, open it wide, and scream in frustration, “WHY DID MY SAT SCORE GO DOWN?” Obviously, this is a major disappointment. But, not majorly uncommon. According to …

How to Raise Your Low SAT Scores

Okay. Let’s say you just got your SAT scores back, and, well…they left a lot to be desired. Maybe they don’t qualify you for your dream school, or the scholarship you needed. But before you bust out the tissues and crank up the heartbreak songs, step back. Here’s the deal: you took the test, and …