ACT vs. SAT: How they’re the same and how they’re different.
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ACT vs. SAT: How they’re the same and how they’re different.

Both the ACT and SAT rely on the same skill set, so students can prep for both tests at the same time. Still, there are some important format differences that students must understand: SAT The New SAT has two 800-point sections, Math and Reading/Writing & Language, that add up to a possible 1600 points1 Math...

What is the difference between the Old SAT and the New SAT?
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What is the difference between the Old SAT and the New SAT?

Well, there’s actually an Old Old SAT, too. Allow me to explain: In the spring of 2005, the SAT changed a great deal. In the Math section, Algebra II-level problems replaced Quantitative Comparisons. The Verbal section (renamed Critical Reading) added more reading passages and removed Analogies. The real shocker was the addition of an entirely new...

What is the PSAT?
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What is the PSAT?

The PSAT is a “practice” SAT test—same format as the SAT, but shorter and without the essay. Your PSAT score looks pretty much the same as your SAT score, except it doesn’t have the extra zero. Thus, a 49 on the PSAT translates to a 490 on the SAT. While you don’t have to take...

When should I take your class?
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When should I take your class?

I always say, “As early as possible, schedule permitting.” “As early as possible…” means that students tend to see a greater an increase in their final scores when they give themselves more time to absorb the skills and strategies required to succeed on the ACT and SAT. Once they soak up what I have to...