Matt Larriva
Mar 28, 2020

Technically, SAT scores never expire. You definitely shouldn't worry about the validity of your scores if you take the test your junior year and want to use those scores to apply to college. Certain institutions place restrictions on the length of…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 27, 2020

This ranges, and it’s hard to know what you mean by ‘elite’ but let’s assume you mean: independent, highly qualified, highly experienced tutors with very strong track records. According to the BBC, ‘elite tutors’, are on ‘6-figure salaries,’ so you…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 25, 2020

The College Board partnered with the Khan Academy to develop an entire suite of online SAT prep materials, which you can access for free. If you would like a more customized route for higher points or a more optimized study path,…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 19, 2020

I’m not sure I agree with the premise: do you have evidence that PSATs used to be very important to colleges? I’ve never been under the impression that they’re important to colleges unless you achieve National Merit status. In some…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 18, 2020

Do I have to send all of my scores to colleges that require it? I took the SAT 3 times my sophomore year and did bad. I took it 2 times my junior year and did good. Is it possible…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 17, 2020

Asking how to cheat on the SAT is an interesting question. I assume you’re asking how to cheat on the test in a hypothetical sense rather than a pragmatic sense. That is, I am not encouraging using any of these…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 12, 2020

The only reasons to start before freshman year would be you were targeting one of the talent-search programs for 8th-graders, which use the SAT as a qualifier.you were dead set on achieving National Merit recognition In which case additional prep…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 10, 2020

About 6 out of 10 questions are chronological. Then there will be about 4 global questions that ask you about the passage as a whole or a recurring theme. These are not chronological. A good way to tackle the ACT…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 09, 2020

I like your forethought. Good for you. I’m going to challenge some of the assumptions in your question’s premise before I answer. First, the PSAT is not a good diagnostic test. I know this is confusing because it markets itself…

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student taking act sat test
Matt Larriva
Feb 27, 2020

Update: As of January 2021, the SAT Subject tests are discontinued in the US. As of May 2021 they are discontinued internationally. The College Board encourages students to demonstrate their subject proficiency through the AP Exams instead. For more information,…

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