Critical Reading

Matt Larriva
Jul 28, 2023

This article comes from my presentation at the College Workshop Week (a big thanks to Penny Reeves for hosting!). Consider it your ultimate guide to ACT and SAT prep. The State of the Tests: 2021  Testing Optional is Fully Adopted …

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Matt Larriva
Jul 28, 2023

Anyone planning on attending college needs to pass two tests before starting applications — one of which is the American College Testing (ACT) exam. However, you may feel nervous about your upcoming ACT because the reading section may not be…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 28, 2023

You may be asking yourself how long you should study for the SAT because you have an SAT test date or ACT test date in mind and want to know how far in advance you should start preparing. Or, maybe…

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Tiffany Mueller
Jul 17, 2023

ACT prep books and study guides for the ACT help students work efficiently and effectively. This is why the first step to preparing for the ACT is to find the best books for ACT prep. Not only will these books…

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Matt Larriva
Mar 14, 2022

You’re not understanding this cliche correctly. Ivy League universities don’t want well-rounded students they want well rounded student bodies. For a long period in the ‘80s and ‘90s there was a common refrain that said students needed to be ‘well rounded.’ This may…

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Matt Larriva
May 28, 2021

Update: as of May 2021 the SAT Subject tests and optional essays are discontinued internationally and domestically. The College Board encourages students to demonstrate their subject proficiency through the AP Exams instead. For more information, please contact us or read…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 07, 2013

Today I was with a student discussing the idea of Coding Responses—categorizing answers as potentially right, and probably wrong. It seems to me that the SAT is growing more ossified in its distribution of answer choices, and resultantly, it is…

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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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