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Is the March SAT Harder?

Spring is on the way, and that means it’s time for the rumors to start flying again about the March SAT. I’ve heard all about how it’s more difficult than the others, and how it should be avoided. I hear it every year. Of course everyone understands that the College...

When to take the SAT or ACT

As students return to school for an important junior year, SAT and ACT preparation begin to come into focus. The two biggest questions are “should I take the ACT or SAT” (you may also want to check out the SAT vs ACT Wars post) and “when should I...

How Much do Campus Visits Really Matter?

Chances are you have heard that visiting college campuses is an important part of the application process. But just how important is this and when does it matter most? A recent study by James Dearden, Chad Meyerhoefer, Muzhe Yang, and Suhui Li show that students who...

SAT vs. ACT Test Wars

Yesterday’s Newsday article tackles a lot of important information surrounding the SAT and ACT competition. One of its main focuses is the short supply of August SAT test center on Long Island (a situation I alerted my readers and students to early on). Here are...

What is Your SAT Prep Class REALLY Teaching You?

When I saw this article the other day, I was curious to see what a credible outlet like U.S. News and World Report had to say about a very common type of question on the SAT. Since these contextual vocab questions come up around ten times on each exam, they’re...

August SAT Test Centers in Short Supply

Let’s start with the bottomline: Register for the August SAT NOW. Read on to understand the current situation. Great news: The College Board has made a rare change to their rigid SAT testing schedule. Instead of the January SAT, there will now be an SAT at the...

Are You Making This Crucial SAT Mistake?

This is bigger than learning the structure of correct answers choices. Bigger than learning how to avoid the test designers’ favorite mistakes. This mistake derails the most carefully laid plans and keeps some of the smartest students from achieving their ultimate...