Monthly Archives: September 2014

National Merit Scholarship Cutoff Scores by State

Students who took the PSAT in October of this year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 …..and are graduating (graduated) in this year. 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Alabama 211 209 211 210 208 209 209 Alaska … Continue reading

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Extra SAT Vocabulary — Dichotomy

di·chot·o·my dīˈkätəmē/ noun Dichotomy is a word that is used to represent the division between two things that are completely different. The implication in using this word is that two things are in direct contrast to each other, almost like … Continue reading

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Improve Your SAT Score – Multiple Choice Writing

Many students struggle with the SAT Multiple Choice Writing section, which is surprising given how coachable this section of the exam really is. The SAT Multiple Choice Writing section is nothing more than a basic test of your English grammar … Continue reading

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7th Grade Duke University Talent Identification Program

Founded in 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program, or Duke TIP, identifies and supports academically gifted elementary, middle, and high school students. Today we will focus specifically on the Duke Talent Identification Program for 7th graders. The purpose of … Continue reading

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HBCU Spotlight – Spelman College

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served a vital and transformative role in the history of America. Many of this country’s most prominent civil rights activists, politicians, actors, scientists, scholars, and public figures attended or taught at HBCUs, and … Continue reading

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SAT Sentence Completion Example Problem

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Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Mean Means

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The really evil part, though, is that even these problems … Continue reading

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Simple Errors You Could Be Making While Memorizing Vocab

Oftentimes, people will attempt to memorize a word before learning its definition. This effort usually involves an attempt to consciously automate the definition, or to not even initially bother with the definition at all. Take the word sequacious, for example. … Continue reading

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