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Matt Larriva
Oct 13, 2020

This is a good question. The other people answering are misunderstanding your question to be, “am I allowed to change the order of the SAT” (the answer is no). But your question was, “can changing the order affect performance?” The…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 17, 2020

I can’t guarantee a 1500, but I can tell you how to make sure you have the highest likelihood of the largest improvement in the time you have. Map out the material you need to learn. If you’re taking the…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 04, 2020

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
Aug 05, 2020

It totally depends on: what you mean by “good school”what your background looks like My company and I wrote a deep dive article on this topic. “Testing-optional” does not mean optional for everyone. If you are from a relatively privileged background, then…

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Matt Larriva
Jun 01, 2020

Here, to save the state of education and eradicate bias, comes the UC system with its plan to reject  the SAT and ACT and create its own test—or eschew with testing all together if it can't do that. What the…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 29, 2020

Digital Testing: What You Need to Know By: Lauren Thompson & Matt Larriva What’s Happening? In an increasingly paperless world, the makers of the SAT and ACT are taking steps toward offering their tests exclusively online. In 2018, the entire…

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Matt Larriva
Feb 20, 2020

Thank you to Penny Reeves for hosting me at the College Workshop Week, and thank you to all the attendees with great questions. As promised, here is the deck from my presentation: Everything You Need to Know about Test Prep.

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Kevin_O
Feb 20, 2020

Matthew Larriva, Owner of Powerful Prep. Author of test prep books. Experienced tutor & counselor         I love questions like this not only for their extremity but for their subjectivity. If I said ‘yes’ what would you…

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Kevin_O
Feb 17, 2020

What is the most important thing to do when writing an ACT and SAT essay? Is it development, mechanics, originality or something else? Matthew Larriva, Owner of Powerful Prep. Author of test prep books. Experienced tutor & counselor In this…

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Kevin_O
Feb 13, 2020

Digital Testing: What You Need to Know By: Lauren Thompson & Matt Larriva What’s Happening? In an increasingly paperless world, the makers of the SAT and ACT are taking steps toward offering their tests exclusively online. This week, the entire…

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