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Laura Registrato

Laura has over a decade of teaching experience at leading universities and scored a perfect score on the SAT.

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What's the Deal with Improving Sentences? SAT Writing Section Guide and Advice

Posted by Laura Registrato | Jun 28, 2014 1:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Writing

There’s nothing harder than trying to figure out what someone else thinks is “the best,” and Improving Sentences asks you to do just that. Luckily, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that allow you to move through these questions with confidence.

In this post, we’ll look at the writing skills these questions are designed to test and how to use those skills to answer the questions correctly.

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What's the Deal with Improving Paragraphs? SAT Writing Section Guide and Advice

Posted by Laura Registrato | Jun 14, 2014 1:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Writing

If you’re not familiar with the design of these questions on every SAT, you should be. Here’s the scoop on Improving Paragraphs (and, bonus, a quick and dirty guide to acing the SAT Essay)!

 In this post, we’ll look at what these questions are designed to test, why those skills are important, and, of course, how to easily take the questions apart on test day.

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Top SAT Test Day Tips

Posted by Laura Registrato | May 31, 2014 1:30:00 PM

SAT Strategies

 

For many students, the SAT represents the most nerve-racking day of their young lives. Fortunately, this short list of tips covers everything you’ll need to do to get in and out and score your highest.

Some readers may be excited to know, however, that once test day is over, you pretty much never think about it again. So the goal is to get in and out with as little stress as possible, in order to give your brain the chance to work its magic on those little bubbles.

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How is the SAT different from a high school test?

Posted by Laura Registrato | May 6, 2014 5:25:00 PM

SAT General Info

Obviously, the main differences between the SAT and the classroom test is that the SAT is much longer and much more important. In order to understand the more subtle differences between high school assessment and the SAT, we’re going to look at the inherent differences between theclassroom and the SAT test room.

 

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Can I get out of taking the SAT or ACT?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Apr 22, 2014 4:21:00 PM

ACT General Info, SAT General Info

Some College say scores are not required. Does this mean you have carte blanche to get out of the SAT or ACT?

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9 Ways to Buy Time on the SAT

Posted by Laura Registrato | Apr 19, 2014 1:30:00 PM

SAT Strategies

Many students say their biggest problem on the SAT is running out of time. In this post, we'll cover some basic time-saving SAT strategies.

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Mindfulness and the SAT

Posted by Laura Registrato | Apr 16, 2014 4:13:00 PM

SAT General Info

 

In this article, we'll discuss how to use mindfulness to crush the SAT (and everything else that stresses you out!).

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Why do you need to prep for the SAT?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Apr 6, 2014 1:21:00 PM

SAT Strategies

Are you thinking about how much to prep for the SAT, or whether you should even prep for the SAT?  This article answers your questions on that!

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Master SAT Reading: 5 Types of Passages

Posted by Laura Registrato | Apr 5, 2014 1:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Reading

The College Board wants the world to think that the SAT is detached from real-world trivia, a pure test of reasoning and skill. But, of course, this is essentially impossible--hence the scores of SAT prep options out there (of which we are one).

As an attempt at a useful reference buoy in the SAT ocean, this post is an outline of the categories of writing that SAT Reading passages always fall into.

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Will SAT Prep Help Me in Other Subjects?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Apr 3, 2014 12:55:00 PM

SAT General Info

A lot of students wonder: does SAT prep help with anything else in life?  In this article, a real SAT instructor gives her view on the topic.

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Should I choose online or classroom SAT prep?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Mar 25, 2014 7:26:00 PM

SAT Strategies

Like most things in life, the answer to this question is: it depends.

In this case, it depends on what kind of learner you are, what your schedule looks like, how quickly you need to beef up your skills, and how much you (or your parents) want to pay.

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The College Entrance Essay: What Not to Do

Posted by Laura Registrato | Mar 18, 2014 3:53:00 PM

College Admissions

What’s the point of the essay?

 

Put yourself in the admissions officers’ shoes. They’ve got hundreds, maybe thousands of data sets to review, one for each potential student. Imagine the big conference table where these folders are spread out under the fluorescent lights. You’re just one folder in a pile, and the essay is their one window into who you are.

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