Four ways to prepare for the SAT and ACT as a sophomore

Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 10:28 AM

I used to think that it was never too early to start studying for the SAT and ACT, but then the SAT went and got rid of Sentence Correction questions and all of that vocabulary study with my five year olds became pointless. I'm not sure what they will do with words like obsequious and and cacophony in kindergarten next year, but, hey, I tried.  Just kidding. Sort of.

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Topics: SAT Prep, ACT prep, SAT

How to use your old SAT Bibles for the new SAT

Posted by on February 4, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Last week we looked at how to use the old Official SAT Study Guide to prepare for the new SAT. Today we’ll look at which chapters of the SAT Bibles still apply to the new exam.

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Topics: SAT Prep, SAT

How to use your old SAT prep books for the new SAT

Posted by on January 28, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Now that the old SAT is officially put to rest (sigh—I am still not over it just yet), you may be wondering what to do with the pile of SAT books that you (or more likely your parents) spent hard-earned money on. Turn them into doorstops? Burning material for your mom’s fireplace? A booster seat for your kid sister? Don’t get rid of them just yet—they still have life for anyone studying for the new SAT or even the ACT.

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Topics: SAT Prep, ACT prep, SAT

Rest in Peace, "New" SAT (March 12, 2005 - January 23, 2016)

Posted by on January 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

The New SAT expired on January 23, 2016 following a long battle with public relations and market share. He was 10.

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Topics: SAT Prep, SAT

Top 5 Triangle Tricks on the SAT Math Test

Posted by on January 20, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Did you know that Geometry questions can make up 35% of the current SAT Math test? The new test, however, will focus less than 10% of the questions on Geometry. In honor of the last time the SAT will put so much emphasis on such a great, reasoning-based mathematical field, here are five common triangle tricks the test makers like to use in SAT math. 

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Topics: SAT Prep, SAT Math, SAT

Five Resolutions to Increase Your SAT Writing Score

Posted by on January 14, 2016 at 1:58 PM

We are two weeks into the new year--are you sticking to your resolutions? For those of you taking the test next weekend, here are five SAT Writing questions to help you adhere to your goals.

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Topics: SAT Prep, SAT Writing

Important Dates for the February 6, 2015 ACT

Posted by on December 28, 2015 at 12:36 PM

If you're considering signing up for the February 6, 2015 ACT, don't put it off 'til the last minute! Here are the important dates you must remember so that your registration can be processed on time.

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Topics: ACT prep

How to hone your SAT and ACT Math skills over Winter Break

Posted by on December 23, 2015 at 3:09 PM

We have a special SAT Math and ACT Math post today from our senior curriculum developer, Jon Denning. He'll help you get into the test prep spirit with a little Christmas math.

Everyone at PowerScore wishes you a happy, safe, SAT- and ACT-free holiday! 

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Topics: SAT Prep, ACT prep, SAT Math, ACT Math

How to improve your SAT vocabulary over Winter Break

Posted by on December 21, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Happy Holidays! This will likely be my last vocabulary post, as most of the words below will no longer appear on the SAT reading section after the January test. So for those of you preparing for this last test administration, check out twenty commonly-occurring Repeat Offenders used in sentences about our favorite holiday classics.

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Topics: SAT Prep, SAT Reading

How the current SAT can help you prepare for the ACT and Redesigned SAT

Posted by on December 15, 2015 at 12:41 PM

With this weekend’s penultimate administration of the current SAT (and the College Board says there is no use in learning big vocabulary words), the first administration of the redesigned (rSAT) draws nearer. Those of you who have prepared for the current SAT may be wondering how your studies can help you on the ACT or the rSAT, should you choose to take either test this spring. The good news? Almost everything you studied is tested on both the ACT and rSAT!

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Topics: SAT Math, SAT Writing, SAT, SAT Reading