Monthly Archives: May 2013

How Many Times Can I Take the SAT?

In the past, if you took the SAT more than once, every single SAT score you had ever received was included in your college application. It’s the way things were, all the good, bad, and ugly just jumbled together for … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part X: Epilogue

Over the past year I have read and responded to many questions from bright, eager high school students who want to know if they have what it takes to get in to their dream schools. Usually, their inquiries go something … Continue reading

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SAT Critical Thinking

Consider the example problem below; read the short passage, review the question and answer choices, and try to determine the correct answer on your own before moving on to the solution. This problem would fall under the Critical Reading category, … Continue reading

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FUN with FUNctions! – Quadratic Functions

Okay, so we tricked you into clicking this link by telling you it would be fun, but functions are important for both the SAT and the ACT, so sit tight and read through; anyway, we’ve made this explanation as painless … Continue reading

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SAT Geometry – Sample Problem/Sample Clip

Have you thought about taking a PSAT & SAT Online course, but weren’t sure whether it would be effective? Join the club. A number of students and parents are hesitant to register and pay for an online prep course because … Continue reading

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Pay for College – Perkins Loans

We have discussed several different types of financial aid commonly available to undergraduate students trying to pay for college: Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and Direct PLUS loans. Another type of loan available to students with financial need is the Perkins … Continue reading

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