Test Taking Strategies

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
Jan 20, 2021

Students are under constant pressure, especially during their SAT and ACT tests. While some stress is helpful for focus and concentration, too much can have unexpected consequences. Review these tips to help you translate all your hard work into high…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 20, 2021

Why did the University of California stop accepting and using the ACT/SAT scores for admittance? How’ll they gauge student abilities for acceptance and scholarships? How will the best universities connect with the best students? Yikes. There are a lot of…

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Matt Larriva
Jan 19, 2021

"Which test should I take, the ACT vs SAT?" "Which test test is easier and when is the easiest test date?" We get asked these questions a lot. That makes sense! Why wouldn't students want to make taking the SAT…

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Matt Larriva
Dec 05, 2020

I was recently asked about the different types of students who typically take the SAT test and/or the ACT test. In my experience prepping countless students for ACT and SAT testing, I think it's safe to say that you'll encounter…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 12, 2020

Will the curve for August’s trail (SAT) will be generous? The idea of an “SAT” curve is a misconception. In our article comparing the ACT vs SAT, there are two sections that delve deeper into this somewhat complex topic. SAT…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 01, 2020

Rather than selecting schools at the time of your SAT registration, with and give yourself time to evaluate your results; decide if you want to submit them; then send them, or not. The only downside is it costs you about…

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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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