SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips

How to Get 800 on SAT Math, by a Perfect Scorer

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 12, 2017 5:24:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Math

Are you scoring in the 600-750 range on SAT Math? Do you want to raise that score as high as possible - to a perfect 800?

Getting to an 800 SAT Math score isn't easy. It'll require perfection. But with hard work and my strategies below, you'll be able to do it. I've scored 800 on Math on all my SATs, and I know what it takes. Follow my advice, and you'll get a perfect score - or get very close.

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The 11 Best SAT Books Recommended for SAT Prep

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Oct 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies

With so many SAT prep books to choose from, how can you tell the good ones from the bad? Not to worry - we've evaluated the books for you. This fully updated guide gives you our recommendations for the top 11 new SAT preparation books to help you achieve the scores you seek.

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How to Improve Your SAT Reading Score: 8 Strategies

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 10, 2017 5:27:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Reading

Updated for the New 2016 SAT!

Are you struggling with SAT Reading + Writing scores between 300-500? You're not alone - hundreds of thousands of students are scoring in this range. But many don't know the best ways to break out of this score range and score a 600 or above.

Here we'll discuss how to improve SAT Critical Reading score effectively, and why it's so important to do so. Unlike other fluffy articles out there, I'm focusing on actionable strategies that will raise your score. Put these 8 strategies to work and I'm confident you'll be able to improve your score.

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How to Improve Your SAT Writing Score: 8 Key Strategies

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Writing

Are you struggling with SAT Writing + Reading scores between 300-500? You're not alone - hundreds of thousands of students are scoring in this range. But many don't know the best ways to break out of this score range and score a 600 or above.

Here we'll discuss how to improve SAT Writing score effectively, and why it's so important to do so. Put these principles to work and I'm confident you'll be able to improve your score.

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How to Improve Low SAT Math Scores: 9 Strategies

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 5, 2017 4:24:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Math

Are you struggling with SAT Math scores between 300-500? You're not alone - hundreds of thousands of students are scoring in this range. But many don't know the best ways to break out of this score range and score a 600 or above.

Here we'll discuss how to improve SAT math score effectively, and why it's so important to do so. Put these principles to work and I'm confident you'll be able to improve your score.

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How to get 800 on SAT Writing: 11 Strategies from a Perfect Scorer

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 4, 2017 4:07:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Writing

Are you scoring in the 600–750 range on SAT Writing? Do you want to raise that score as high as possible—to a perfect 800?

Getting to an 800 SAT Writing score isn't easy. It'll require near perfection, and mastery of both grammar rules and essay writing. But with hard work and my SAT writing strategies below, you'll be able to do it. I've consistently scored 800 on Writing on my real SATs, and I know what it takes. Follow my advice, and you'll get a perfect score—or get very close.

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How to Get 800 on SAT Reading: 11 Strategies by a Perfect Scorer

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 2, 2017 6:09:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT Reading

Updated for the New 2016 SAT!

Are you scoring in the 600-750 range on SAT Reading + Writing? Do you want to raise that score as high as possible - to a perfect 800?

Getting to a perfect SAT Reading test score isn't easy. It'll require perfection. But with hard work and my strategies below, you'll be able to do it. I've consistently scored 800 on Reading on my real SATs, and I know what it takes. Follow my advice, and you'll get a perfect score - or get very close.

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5-Step SAT/ACT Test Dates & Study Plan for Summer Before Senior Year

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Sep 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

SAT Strategies, ACT Strategies

Your senior year is coming up, and you’re ready to blow those standardized tests out of the water once and for all. It’s time to figure out the best study plan for you that still leaves time for summer jobs, shameful levels of ice cream consumption, and acquiring incomprehensible tan lines.

Follow these five steps to make the most of your summer studying before your SAT or ACT test date!

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Colleges Requiring All SAT Scores Sent: Complete List

Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 9, 2017 8:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT Strategies

 

Are you putting together your college application list? One factor you may not have considered is which schools require you to send your entire SAT testing record. Unfortunately, you can't always hide your rotten SAT scores! So if you have some less-than-stellar scores, you might avoid (or at least think carefully) before applying to these schools.

We have a complete list of which schools require your complete SAT testing record. Read on for this list as well as exclusive advice for applying to these schools.

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Which Colleges Superscore the SAT?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Aug 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies, College Admissions

Your SAT scores are a very important part of your application, especially as the applicant pool gets bigger and more competitive every year. So how can you make sure colleges will consider your very best scores?

This article will talk about colleges that superscore the SAT. After the list, I'll talk about how you can use this information strategically as you prepare to apply to college. To start, let's briefly review what "superscoring" means.

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The Complete Guide to SAT Grammar Rules

Posted by Laura Registrato | Aug 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

SAT Strategies, SAT Writing

Even though the English language is complex, SAT tests a specific set of grammar rules. Furthermore, it tests these rules the same way, over and over again.

In this complete guide, we've compiled a comprehensive list of SAT grammar rules you need to know to ace the new SAT Writing and Language section. If you master all these rules and practice them with realistic SAT questions, you'll have a huge advantage on SAT Writing and Language.

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The Best SAT Prep Websites You Should Be Using

Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jul 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies

The SAT has been around in one form or another since 1901. Through all its changes, probably the most helpful one for you is the rise of free online practice questions and guides covering every aspect of the test.

Rather than having to carry around 400-page practice books like the students of yesteryear (ie, the 90s), you can use these online resources to prep from anywhere with Internet. To help you discern the high quality resources from the low, this guide will break down the SAT prep websites you need to review content, learn strategies, and of course, find practice questions.

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SAT Prep Tips for Last Minute Studying and Cramming

Posted by Allen Cheng | Jun 13, 2017 6:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies

CRAMMING FOR THE SAT - WEEKS, DAYS, OR HOURS LEFT TO STUDY. WHAT TO DO?

So the SAT's coming up, and you need to cram for the test. You might have a few weeks, or even a few days left. You might be able to spend just 10 or fewer hours studying. If you're wondering how to best make use of your time before the test, this article's for you. 

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Q&A: How and Why Should I Keep Track of Time on the SAT or ACT?

Posted by Laura Registrato | May 4, 2017 11:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies, ACT Strategies

If you want to do well on the SAT or ACT, keeping track of time and how many questions you have left is extremely important. Taking the SAT or ACT is a lot like preparing an organ for transplant: you need to know where you are and how much time you have left at all times in order to perform your best.

Sections are 35-60 minutes long on the ACT and 25-65 minutes long on the SAT. One of the leading reasons students perform poorly on either test is that they run out of time. And one of the leading reasons students run out of time is not because they're not aware of how much time is left.

We'll go over the best way to keep track of time on the SAT/ACT in this article, including what timekeeping devices are and are not permitted on test day.

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How Many Questions Can You Skip for a Good SAT Score?

Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM

SAT/ACT Score Target, SAT Strategies

Every year students fight to get the SAT score they want. For many students, completing all the questions before running out of time is a serious challenge. If you're one of those who struggles to finish the test in time, skipping can be a real asset. But how many questions can you skip for a good score on the SAT?

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