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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

Which Test Should You Take: the SAT vs ACT We are not exempt from the struggle to figure out which is the better test for a student: the SAT vs ACT. There are timing considerations: one is much longer (3:45…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

Thoughts on the SAT vs ACT, Part 2 The more I consider the SAT vs ACT, the more I find the ACT to be the better test. Two things draw me to this conclusion: [list type="add_bw"] [list_item]Some top schools will…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

People often wonder which of the two main pre-college tests is better for them, SAT vs ACT. The easy answer is: take both and see which one gives you a higher percentage score. There are a couple concerns regarding the…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

Guessing is one of the most important SAT test-taking strategies. But are you doing it right? In a simpler world, you would be able to guess on every SAT question you couldn’t solve, or didn’t have time for. But the…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 04, 2012

Why Should You Retake the SAT If You've Scored Over 2000? Much of the current wisdom would tell us that SATs should be completed by Senior year. But I've been reading and researching and I have a different perspective on Senior…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 22, 2012

SAT Tips: Memorize Your Prepositional Verbs I was going through a lesson and reviewing some SAT tips the other day, when I realized the frequency with which the SAT tests prepositional errors, and the lack of attention ETS gives them.…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 02, 2012

Many students ask me for an SAT essay perfect score example. Below is a sample prompt and answer. At the end of the essay, I explain why this essay fulfills all the scoring requirements and how you can replicate a…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 12, 2012

Why You Should Know "MORE" About SAT Prep Courses Twenty years ago, the SAT was like a vaccine: a brief painful requisite for attending college. SAT prep courses were in a nascent stage, and were a considered a useless luxury…

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