SAT prep

Matt Larriva
Oct 30, 2020

Want to know how to get into Harvard? As you might have guessed, it's a fairly common question we hear from our students and their parents. Attending a prestigious Ivy League school is undoubtedly a dream for many. And, while…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 16, 2020

This question is too subjective to be useful. The other will tell you that you’re in the XXth percentile, and “not bad at all.” And, if your goal was admission to a testing-optional school, or if your goal was to…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 20, 2020

Definitely. This is something of a no-lose situation. If you try to take the test and it’s canceled, then you’re no worse off. If you take the test and do poorly, you needn’t submit your scores, because the tests were…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 12, 2020

Does the curve for August’s trail (SAT) will be generous? The idea of an “SAT” curve is a misconception. Here’s a detailed article Powerful Prep wrote on the topic. As other answers have noted, the number of questions you can miss…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 11, 2020

I've been practicing for the SAT for almost 2 months now but still can't see a difference. Can I get a piece of advice (because it's so disappointing)? I’m sorry that’s happened to you, and I can totally understand why…

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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
Jul 06, 2020

By Lauren Thompson In early June, the College Board walked back plans to administer an online, at-home version of the SAT.  The decision came after the College Board administered a similar version of the AP tests – a version which…

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Matt Larriva
May 22, 2020

By Matthew Larriva Yesterday, the Regents of the University of California voted to phase out the SAT and ACT test over five years. The schools will endeavor to create their own admissions test, designed to eliminate the socioeconomic bias latent…

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Matt Larriva
May 05, 2020

Currently, The CollegeBoard has cancelled only through the June SAT, and has promised additional testing options once the COVID19 situation has resolved itself. This is subject to change based on the spread of the virus. And, they will be subject…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 13, 2020

Ivy League admissions statistics paint a very clear picture of how difficult it is to get accepted into a prestigious school. With an average acceptance rate of just above 9%, the Ivy Leagues are among the most selective schools in…

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