SAT Tips

Five Test-Taking Secrets for the SAT/ACT

5 Secret Test Prep Tips! So you’ve taken a class, or even had a private tutor help you prepare for your test. Is there anything else you can do? While private tutoring remains the most efficient way to improve your score, here are five crucial tips that will help give you [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 May 7th, 2015|ACT, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|2 Comments

SAT vs ACT – Which Test Should You Take?

SAT vs. ACT It’s that time of the year again as many university admissions offices are now preparing for the incoming 2015-16 applicants. Most high school juniors will be taking a standardized test like the SAT or ACT to include with their college applications, and oftentimes have no idea which [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|ACT, College Admissions, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

SAT for Students with Disabilities Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Accommodations, ACT, ISEE, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

Taking the SAT with Accommodations

SAT for Learning Differences Taking the SAT is a daunting task for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you are a student with a disability. The good news is that, in the professional world, you will rarely (if ever) have to prove your worth by sitting down for [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Accommodations, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Writing Section Overview

SAT Writing Tips! What does it test? The SAT Writing section tests your ability to identify errors in sentences, your knowledge of grammar and usage, and your essay writing skills. What types of questions does it include? The Writing section includes one 25-minute essay and 49 multiple-choice questions. The Essay [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 18th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Mathematics Section Overview

SAT Mathematics Tips What does it test? According to the College Board’s website, the SAT Mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. It does not test concepts from Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or AP Statistics classes. The good news is that once you’ve mastered high [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 9th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Critical Reading Section Overview

SAT Critical Reading Tips! What does it test? The SAT Critical Reading section tests verbal reasoning, reading skills, and vocabulary. It requires you to comprehend complex passages that might be similar to what you will see in college texts. Unlike the reading you do for English class, most passages are [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Sentence Completion Tips

Take a look at this sentence completion question: Because postmodernist critics often rely on___________ language, their prose frequently seems ______________ to nonspecialists who fail to comprehend its meaning. A) accessible….abstruse B) arcane……unequivocal C) esoteric…..impenetrable D) hackneyed…..exotic E) lucid…..grating […]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Combinations and Permutations: The Basics

The Math section of the SAT contains problems pertaining to topics known as combinations and permutations. You may be asked the number of combinations possible in a given situation. For example, let’s say you walk into a restaurant that serves ice cream. You have a choice of five different flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint, and [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 August 8th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Writing: Misplaced Modifiers

Many sentences begin with their subjects. But others start with a descriptive phrase known as a modifier, followed by a comma. Here are a few examples, with each modifier italicized: Jumping up and down incessantly, the little boy annoyed all the passengers on the airplane. […]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 26th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments