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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

Redesigned SAT, Again!

College Board President, David Coleman, announcing planned changes to the SAT! The SAT has changed once again, and this time the changes will be substantial. The last time the SAT had substantial changes was in 2005, when the College Board changed the score scale from 1600 to 2400. The primary [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 May 9th, 2014|College Admissions, SAT|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

When to Plug In Numbers!

[latexpage] Consider the following problem: The sum of two numbers that differ by 1 is $x$. In terms of $x$, what is the value of the smaller of the two numbers? [ A) frac{x}{2} ] [ B) frac{x}{2}+1 ] [ C) frac{2x-1}{2} ] [ D) frac{x-1}{2} ] [ E) frac{x+1}{2} ] [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 September 9th, 2013|SAT|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

The SAT Essay: Thinking Fast

Many people dread the idea of writing an essay for the SAT. Most students especially fear the essay section’s element of surprise: What’s the essay topic going to be? And how can I come up with ideas when I only have twenty minutes to write? Well, you won’t know the essay topic in advance. But [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 19th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments