SAT Vocab Prep Using SAT Vocabulary Games

I’m willing to bet that no one particularly enjoys preparing for the SAT at all, but it is one of those mandatory things you have to do if you want to want to keep your options open for college and, ultimately, for your future. One crucial part of studying for the SAT is learning SAT vocabulary. Vocabulary words are guaranteed to pop up all over ...

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SAT Nightmares? Tips on How to Prepare (and Relax)

I never studied once for the SAT. I didn’t even open an SAT prep book just to see what the format would be like or how the scoring worked. Then again, being recruited for tennis meant I only had to apply to one school, and achieve the bare minimum score on the SAT to be accepted. For me, nerves weren’t an issue. Sure I worried about blanking ou...

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SAT Sample Questions

As you may or may not know, the SAT tests are standardized tests that assess your academic abilities in order to determine how prepared you are for college-level courses. You will take the SAT exam in your final year of high school. College admissions offices use your test scores as a way to evaluate your eligibility to attend their school. Your sc...

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An Apocalypse? No, just standardized testing.

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump knew what he was talking about. If only test takers could write that as their answer on the ACT or SAT. You see, mandatory standardized tests that are used for college admission do not measure intelligence. The results are used to weed out candidates and...

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SAT Scores: How To Deal With The Results

If you’re like me, taking tests is not your forte.  The second I get to class, pencil poised in my hand, the thoughts begin to swirl around in my head uncontrollably until I get the test and my mind decides to go blank.  Sound familiar?  You’re flooded with relief when it’s over until you see the envelope in your mailbox, and see the unusu...

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How To Deal With A Low SAT Score

After weeks of waiting impatiently, you finally get your SAT scores, only to find that you scored much lower than you ever thought you would. In an instant, your entire world comes crashing down before your eyes. There goes college, there goes your future; your life is over and you’re going to live in your mom’s basement for the rest of your li...

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ACT vs SAT

ACT vs SAT: Which One Do I Take!?! A lot of students feel pressure when choosing between which standardized college admissions test they should take.  Relax!  The reality is that neither test is better than the other…it just depends on the admissions requirements of the schools you intend to apply to. ACT vs SAT: What’s the Difference? If th...

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Do SAT Prep Courses Really Help?

Tons of students and families spend thousands of dollars on SAT prep courses in order to help boost SAT scores. However, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, these SAT prep courses may not be as helpful as everyone is led to believe. This information is a result of numerous studies from past years that closely exa...

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