Matt Larriva
Mar 31, 2017

Orange County’s premier SAT prep and ACT prep is now available in Los Angeles. Powerful Prep has been the OC’s top-choice for massive point-gains and concierge-service and is now offering its exclusive service to  LA. Move your scores higher and…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 16, 2016

Recent studies have indicated that students with lower test scores than the broader applicant pool can gain admission to schools by taking advantage of certain anomalies in the process. While we’ve long recognized that colleges held different admissions standards for…

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Matt Larriva
Oct 06, 2016

Super Scores and Score Choice: Can We Game The System? The History and Definition About a decade ago, The CollegeBoard introduced Score Choice, a system by which students could pick which SAT dates’ results they wanted to send to schools.…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 31, 2016

The SAT/ACT-testing landscape is in a state of flux. Changing but not Leaving This year has seen the introduction of a new pre -ACT, the coming of the New SAT, apointed argument between the CollegeBoard and the ACT on score…

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Matt Larriva
May 31, 2016

New SAT scores are out; here’s what you need to know: More than two months after the March test-takers sat for the New SAT, the CollegeBoard finally delivered the New SAT score reports. The results were odd and left counselors, admissions…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 21, 2016

Powerful Prep is excited to be featuring guest-blogger content. This article was written by Kristin Fracchia Kristin creates awesomely fun ACT lessons and practice materials for Magoosh ACT students. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 11, 2016

disSATisfied with the New SAT [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="465"] Issues with the New SAT[/caption] This New SAT is a mess, and we recommend you steer clear. Much has been written dissecting the specifics of the new SAT, so we'll be…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 28, 2015

Irvine SAT Scores for Colleges, and Job Applications Irvine SAT scores are important not just in college admissions, but throughout life. Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and CEO of Amazon, is one of the most famous advocates of using Irvine…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 21, 2015

  Essays and deadlines and recs---oh my! College applications season is here. It’s that time of year again: not the holidays, but the college applications season. There is a lot to juggle, and plenty of reasons to stress, but remember:…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 08, 2015

PSAT Scores and National Merit Qualifying Scores: How to Make Sense of Them PSAT Scores Released It’s been a few weeks since you took the PSAT, and by now you’ve probably even forgotten about it. Soon, however, you will be…

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