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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 19th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|1 Comment

Finding the Clues in Sentence Completions

Every sentence completion question has at least one clue. In fact, the writers of these types of SAT problems must put clues into the sentences; otherwise, there would be no way for you, the test-taker, to know word(s) the writers want. Consider the following sentence: My sister Natalie is very _____________. […]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00July 12th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT: An Overview

In the previous SAT Tips blog, we wrote about fear of the SAT. Fear often comes from what we don’t know. One of the ways to vanquish the fear is to get acquainted with the test. So we’re going to provide an all-encompassing perspective on the test, so that you know what you’re dealing with. [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00July 5th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips|0 Comments

Fear and the SAT

Three scary letters: S-A-T. And, no, I don’t mean the abbreviation for the word “Saturday.” I mean the standardized test high-schoolers take to obtain admission to colleges and universities. Talk to almost anybody who’s taken it and almost anybody who’s about to take it, and you’ll realize that fear plays huge, memorable part in the [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00June 28th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips|0 Comments

Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

Preparing for college can be stressful and demanding. After all, college isn’t all about frat parties and cheering on the basketball team – you have to show some level of academic success in order to be accepted. Knowing that you have a looming standardized test doesn’t help when it comes to your anxiety, either. Most [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00May 14th, 2013|ACT, SAT|0 Comments

Should You Guess on Standardized Tests?

The short answer is “no,” although most people think it is better to guess. Of course, if you just don’t have the first clue as to what the answer may possibly be, you may feel like you have no choice but to take a stab in the dark. However, not answering at all is an [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:39+00:00March 1st, 2013|SAT, Test Prep|0 Comments