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Should I Take the Test Multiple Times?

Here’s what the College Board has to say; “Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year in high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice—in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students also improve their score the second time […]

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SAT Words

The SAT is infamous for its tough vocabulary words. Many students before you have wondered why they need to know what ‘acrimonious’ means, and I get it: it’s not likely you use that word on a regular basis. Well, it seems that the College Board has heard these criticisms. The new SAT rolls out in […]

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ACT to SAT Conversion

Maybe you’ve already taken the SAT or the ACT, and are wondering what you’d have to get on the other one for it to be an improvement. Maybe you’re just curious. Maybe your friend got a 32 and you had an argument about whether your 2150 is better or not. What ACT score matches up […]

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What’s a Good SAT Score?

The straight answer is: it depends. It depends on where you want to go (or who you want to impress). According to the College Board’s table of 2013 SAT percentiles, the median SAT score for college-bound seniors was around 1500 combined. So maybe a ‘good SAT score’ is anything over that mark: you’ll be better […]

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Time Management Tips for the SAT

With a time frame of nearly four hours to complete nine sections, the SAT is a big test; especially if you consider the weight that the SAT has on your college admissions. Performing well on the SAT requires you to master a number of skills in addition to knowing the actual information on the test. […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about the SAT

How important is the SAT? The SAT is used by the admission boards to predict how well a student will perform in college.  If you are seeking admission into a certain program, such as the school of journalism,  your critical reading and writing skills sections will probably be more heavily scrutinized than your math score. […]

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4 Ways to Respond to SAT ‘s Role in Hiring Decisions

SAT prep has traditionally focused on preparing students to gain admission to the best schools. Today, an additional consideration is emerging. SAT scores now appear to play a larger role in employment prospects for recent graduates and even for older candidates. These are 4 ways to help you respond to current hiring trends. A recent […]

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Breaking News: the SAT is changing in 2016!

In an effort to keep up with the rising demand for a more practical standardized test, the SAT will contain some major revisions starting in 2016.  The College Board (the makers of the SAT) initially announced the changes would come into effect in 2015.  They have since decided to push back the timeline to 2016 with […]

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9 Big Changes to the SAT 2016!

You may have heard the news already – changes are coming to the SAT in 2016!  What are these changes?  Watch the video below as our Logistics Manager, Dov Landau, discusses what College Board decided to change with the SAT. If you want to learn more about how Top Test Prep can help you start […]

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Format of the SAT

The SAT was, until last year, the most commonly taken standardized test for entrance into college. It tests your ability to test, rather than content that you would have learned in school. It is well suited to students for whom timing might be an issue, and who tend to do especially well on standardized tests […]

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