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February 19, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Musings, SAT | Comments ()
Another decade, another change to the SAT.  Sadly, not the changes I would have liked to see. In 2005, College Board launched a series of changes to improve the SAT and to appease the concerns of then-Chancellor of University of California...
February 17, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in SAT | Comments ()
Recently the New York Times ran an informative piece about the wordiness of the redesigned SAT, both on the math and reading sections.  However one aspect that is being overlooked is the types of words on the test. I love obscure words as much...
February 17, 2016
Posted by ben | in SAT, Test Prep | Comments ()
Are you dreading not only the upcoming SAT but also the fact that it starts at 8am on a Saturday morning? That might be better news than you think. A new study published this month looked at the effects of a test’s start time on student...
February 16, 2016
Posted by ben | in SAT | Comments ()
So I am a tutor who routinely takes the ACT, SAT and other tests. I know, at 43 that is AWKWARD. I do so because I believe that I need to see kids in the actual habitat as well as remind myself of the joy of what taking these tests and the attendant...
February 15, 2016
Posted by ben | in ACT, PSAT, SAT, Test Anxiety | Comments ()
   
February 10, 2016
Posted by ben | in Colleges | Comments ()
  Anna Sweeney may have a better understanding than most of how to decide on a college. That’s because her story is a transfer story and highlights how tricky it can be to understand, when coming out of high school, what’s really...
February 1, 2016
Posted by ben | in College Applications | Comments ()
October 15, November 1, November 15, December 1, January 1, February 1 – these dates have come and gone, and with them so have many college application deadlines. If you’re a current high school senior, it’s possible you have...
January 28, 2016
Posted by Ned Johnson | in Test Anxiety | Comments ()
I have to do well on this test. I have no idea how I am going to do it. Yikes, my whole future depends on it! If I blow this test, everything I’ve worked for means nothing.   If I don’t get into School X, I don’t...
January 26, 2016
Posted by ben | in SAT | Comments ()
12) Watching sledding fail videos beats watching Khan Academy videos. 11) Hot cocoa is there if you freeze up. 10) Family is less annoying than the kid kicking your chair. 9) Vocabulary and spelling don't matter. #Snowzilla #Snowmageddon #...
January 22, 2016
Posted by ryan.warren | in How it Works, SAT, Test Prep | Comments ()
How do I know if the SAT will be canceled for Saturday? 1. Look for an email from College Board. When a school cancels its weekend activities, it notifies College Board, which in turn emails registered students. 2. Visit College Board at https...
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