Category Archives: SAT

Is There an Experimental Section on the New SAT?

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Initially, most tutors and test prep companies thought there would be no experimental section on the redesigned SAT (popularly known as the new SAT). However, the College Board recently confirmed that there will be an experimental section for some students taking the test. Right now, details are sketchy, but we do know that only students *not* taking the optional essay… Read more »

What Is the Best Month to Take the SAT or ACT?

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There’s a lot of misinformation circulating about which months are best/worst to take the ACT/SAT based on difficulty level. The truth is, it’s all hogwash. Neither the ACT or SAT change significantly in difficulty or content from month to month or year to year. There are sometimes slight variations in difficulty, but there’s a curve to compensate – if it… Read more »

Why Your SAT / ACT Score Isn’t Improving – Part 1

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You’ve been putting in the work, but your score is going nowhere fast. Why? Chances are, your SAT or ACT score is not improving because you are mindlessly grinding – doing the test prep equivalent of busy work. If that’s you – don’t feel bad – this is a human problem, not a *you* problem. Lots of frenzied activity tends… Read more »

Should I Take the ACT or new SAT? (2016 Mix)

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Many students taking college entrance exams in 2016 are unsure if they should take the new SAT or the ACT. In this video, I provide some insight to help you decide. If you have questions, post them in the comments, and I’ll answer! I post new SAT / ACT test prep videos every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – subscribe to… Read more »