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Prepare to return to in-person classes this summer!

Prepare has been given the go-ahead to run in-person SAT-ACT prep classes in the Lehigh Valley this summer. Please check our Courses and Schedule page at www.prepareforthesat.com for updates, which will be coming shortly. (Today’s date is April 20, 2021.) An announcement about other locations–classes in Bucks & Montgomery counties, as well as the Poconos–will...

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Are online test prep classes a good idea during the coronavirus?

ABOUT THE CORONA VIRUS AND ONLINE CLASSES Given their experience over the month, most kids may not be too jazzed about adding another online class to their workload. Why not? Well, from talking to many of my students and their parents, it sounds like the problem has more to do with the medium than the...

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Offer all students prep courses to make SAT fairer

An OpEd in the Allentown Morning Call, May 4, 2005: Fill in these blanks: The New SAT is inherently —— because it unfairly —— certain individuals. (A) ridiculous…/amuses. (B) dictatorial…/agitates. (C) ornery…/demonizes. (D) inequitable/favors. The answer is (D), but not because of cultural bias or even the introduction of its already infamous essay — which...

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Should we get rid of the SAT? (part 1)

Since I earn my living preparing kids for the SAT and ACT, what do you think I would say?! 🙂 But, seriously folks, while there have been calls for ditching standardized tests, let’s think about what that would look like: The original idea behind these tests was to give everyone a level playing field. That’s...

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Is the June SAT test really easier?

This is a big one lately. Evidently, kids and their parents have heard this rumor from friends and even guidance counselors… so everyone’s all charged up for the June 1st SAT test. Um, not so fast. Yes: the June 2018 test was easier than most other official SAT tests. Kids left feeling pretty good about...

What do I think about the College Admissions scandal? (Part I)
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What do I think about the College Admissions scandal? (Part I)

When the college admissions scandal broke, my SEO guy suggested that I find something clever to say about it and use social media to disseminate my insights to the rest of the world. Solid business advice: why not try to drum up some free publicity? Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out what to say that would...

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