Test Taking Strategies

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
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
Jul 27, 2013

We have published a decent amount of articles on the merits of the SAT vs ACT, but a sharp distinction hit me today:  The ACT doesn't test vocabulary, while the SAT tests it to no end: Vocabulary shows up on…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

Which Test Should You Take: the SAT vs ACT We are not exempt from the struggle to figure out which is the better test for a student: the SAT vs ACT. There are timing considerations: one is much longer (3:45…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

Thoughts on the SAT vs ACT, Part 2 The more I consider the SAT vs ACT, the more I find the ACT to be the better test. Two things draw me to this conclusion: [list type="add_bw"] [list_item]Some top schools will…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

People often wonder which of the two main pre-college tests is better for them, SAT vs ACT. The easy answer is: take both and see which one gives you a higher percentage score. There are a couple concerns regarding the…

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Matt Larriva
Jul 27, 2013

Guessing is one of the most important SAT test-taking strategies. But are you doing it right? In a simpler world, you would be able to guess on every SAT question you couldn’t solve, or didn’t have time for. But the…

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