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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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When Will I Get My SAT Scores?

5, 4, 3, 2, 1. PENCILS DOWN! You’ve just finished taking your first SAT test. After turning in your exam materials to the proctor, you leave the exam room with several fleeting thoughts: How was I supposed to calculate that tricky math problem? What did that vocabulary word mean? Truth is, you probably won’t know …

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 …

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Should I Take the SAT or the ACT?

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. Take eight hundred people. Put ’em in a park together. Ask them to stare at a single cloud. Ask them what it looks like. Do you think everyone will see the same thing? Of course not! You’ve heard it before, …

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When to Guess on the SAT

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. Let me paint you a picture. You’re in the midst of taking the SAT and you’re on a roll. You’re breezin’ through the questions one by one (because you studied so hard!), when suddenly you encounter a question and… *gasp*…you …

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The 4 Types of Math You’ll See on the SAT

If you’re getting ready to take the SAT…chances are, you’re a little nervous about the math section. And it’s probably just because you’re not really sure what’s coming. Will I have to do calculus? Will I need a protractor? Will I have to use pi??? But like any good warrior–or high school student–knows, half the battle …