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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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The SAT and SAT Subject Tests – How Do I Measure Up?

No matter the grade level in high school, if your child is planning on taking the SAT, one of the first places to start is collegeboard.org. CollegeBoard is the company that administers the SAT, and in order to register for the exam, a visit to their website is necessary. CollegeBoard offers a few free sample SAT questions,… Continue reading

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Think ahead: College Preparation Calendar

High school is a mountain, a huge mountain. And the summit is centered directly over May of your child’s junior year. Many kids suffer the summit because they were not prepared, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see from the college preparation timeline below, there is so much going on… Continue reading

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Think Ahead to Ease Stress

High school is a mountain, a huge mountain. And the summit is centered directly over May of your child’s junior year. Many kids suffer the summit because they were not prepared, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see from the college preparation timeline below, there is so much going on… Continue reading

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The SAT Redesign

The redesigned SAT, which will be offered beginning in the spring of 2016, incorporates a number of new testing approaches that are intended to better assess the areas of learning that matter most in preparing students for success in college and the real world beyond. Here are the 10 most important changes you need to… Continue reading

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College Profile: The University of California System

Applying for any of the nine prestigious schools in the University of California system may seem like a daunting task. While admission statistics vary widely from campus to campus (e.g., you would need a more competitive profile for a school like UC Berkeley or UCLA than for UC Merced), the minimum requirements are the same… Continue reading

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SAT Changes Are Coming

On March 5, the College Board announced a major redesign of the SAT that will be released in the spring of 2016. In a presentation from Austin, Texas, College Board President David Coleman said that the proposed changes will make the SAT more “focused, clear, useful, and open.” The College Board plans to align the… Continue reading

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Now What?

Maybe you took the January SAT and the test did not go your way. Maybe you’ve been avoiding those not-so-hot test scores from last semester because if you ignore them, they might go away. So here you are, in the midst of the spring semester, and you’re asking yourself, “Now what do I do?” Before… 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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3 Important SAT Strategies

The SAT is just around the corner. If you took one of our six-week SAT courses or one of our boot camps last semester, you may need to refresh your memory on some of our strategies. But here are what I consider the three most important in each section: Critical Reading: The Critical Reading section… Continue reading

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