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What to do about the new Redesigned SAT

Parents of Rising High School Juniors – Did you party too hard before taking the SAT? If the answer is yes, then you are in the seeming majority.  I have had people from HS principals to Congressmen tell me the same story: how they partied the night before and took the SAT cold.  Well folks, like… Continue reading

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Math SAT Practice Problem

Don’t fall for the SAT tricks and traps. Here is a Math problem that is not as complicated as it looks: 13. If x2 +y2 = 87 and xy = 38, what is the value of (x + y)2? A) 87 B) 125 C) 163 D) 250 E) 361 Identify: Let’s identify the problem type…. Continue reading

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Summer Tip #3: Real Life Math

I hated math as a teenager. I was always an English girl. I liked books and words. Numbers? Not so much. Who cared about geometry? I preferred Jane Austin. When I grew up I wanted to be a writer. Why would I ever need math? I was so wrong. While I may not use calculus in… Continue reading

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Triangles, triangles, triangles!

It’s no secret that most students aren’t massive fans of the geometry questions on the SAT math. And why would they be? If you’re taking your SAT your junior or senior year, in all likelihood you haven’t thought about geometry in awhile… and reviewing a ton of formulas about shapes isn’t too many students’ idea of a good time…. Continue reading

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SAT vs. ACT: Do you know which test is right for you?

SAT vs. ACT: Maybe you took the PSAT once (or twice) and perhaps now you’re prepping for the SAT. But what’s all this about the ACT? You might be asking yourself, “Why are some people I know taking it? Should I be taking it too? Do I have to take it?” With so much to… Continue reading

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Math for Non-Mathheads

Feel like you’re bad at SAT math? Strongly dislike it? Actively fear it? Even if you don’t normally stick a pencil behind your ear, spend free time programming your graphing calculator, or ask the teacher if the class can “do the hard problem,” you can still do well on SAT math. The key is to… Continue reading

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Testing Tips for Math and Science Exams

The way to approach math and science exams can be much different than other subjects. Follow the tips below and you will go into your next exam (SAT, ACT or other test) confident and well-equipped for any technical exam. Learn the vocabulary of the subject matter You must understand the content-specific terms to get through… Continue reading

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How Getting the Wrong Answer Can Improve Your Score

If you’re preparing to take the ACT or SAT, there’s one way to prepare for the math portion (or any portion for that matter, but today’s post regards math) that you may not have thought of.  With this technique, you’ll focus less on being a good test taker and more on being a good test… Continue reading

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