PSAT Test

Matt Larriva
Apr 13, 2021

The State of the Tests: 2021  This article is 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. Because there is so…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

It’s been a few weeks since you took the PSAT, and by now you’ve probably even forgotten about it. But PSAT and NMSQT scores have been announced, so now it’s time to figure out exactly what it all means. Confused?…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 13, 2020

Is getting into UPenn a dream of yours?  Do you stay up nights dreaming of what it will be like to stroll down Locust Walk as the cherry blossoms are coming into color around May? Do you have a Benjamin…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 26, 2020

By Lauren Thompson and Matt Larriva This month, millions of students will return to school, and for most of them, “school” will mean sitting in front of a computer for hours of Zoom meetings, little social interaction, and a lot…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 07, 2020

The first part of your question asks: can I submit an ACT without the writing portion. This depends on the school. Many require the writing portion, but many do not. You will need to check with the specific schools to…

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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 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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Kevin_O
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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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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