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Why is the PSAT out of 1520?

Why is the PSAT out of 1520 this year? For the past 11 years, the PSAT has been scored on a range from 60 to 240. By adding a zero to each section, past PSAT scores could be easily compared to past SAT scores (scored on a total scale of 600 to 2400). With the...

Should I take the SAT or ACT?

With the upcoming content and format changes to the SAT,  more juniors than ever before are asking themselves an important question: “Should I take the SAT or the ACT?” My answer is “both.” I’ll explain why. The silver lining to being part of the SAT...

Whether or Not to Take the Old or New SAT Exam

High school juniors: with your return to school imminent, the SAT exam looms large. You would typically be asking yourselves two test-prep related questions: When should I take the SAT? (after adequate preparation) and Should I also take the ACT? (it’s always worth a...

The June 6 SAT Problem

This morning, the College Board announced that two sections on the June 6th SAT will not be scored due to a misprint regarding allotted time. What was the misprint? The 20-minute critical reading section had incorrect directions indicating that students had 25 minutes...

Don’t Be Afraid of the New SAT

In a March interview for Business Insider, Anthony Green, standardized test tutor to the 1%, advises that no one take the newly redesigned SAT exams when they first appear in March, May, or June 2016.  And although he makes some salient points, my over ten years of...

When to take the SAT

Perfectionism is the worst enemy of the SAT.  But wait, I hear you say, isn’t the goal to study and memorize, and to practice and perfect as much as possible before sitting for the test? Isn’t that the whole point of signing up for a prep course, to not waste any...

When is the New SAT?

If you’re a member of the class of 2017, you’re aware that the SAT will be changing. You’ve also probably read that the redesigned format will do away with point reductions for incorrect guesses and that the essay will be optional.  But do you know when the new SAT...

How to Achieve Success on the SAT

As high school students, you face a multitude of challenges unique to you. Seemingly endless activities and obligations compete for your precious time. It would be exhausting, and detrimental, to try and do it all: take AP classes, play in the jazz band, compete as a...

The SAT and Thanksgiving

What could possibly be the relationship between the SAT and Thanksgiving?  Is there even any relationship at all? Not really. I suppose if you just received your November SAT scores 2 days earlier, you might have some interesting topics of conversation with relatives....