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Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Combinations

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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Math II and You: What You Need to Know About the SAT Subject Test

In light of the volume of questions we’ve received recently regarding the SAT II Math Subject tests, I’ve decided it’s time to sit down an churn out a blog article to answer a few common questions:

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What to Expect on the Revised SAT: Reading

The Revised SAT Evidence-Based Reading (that’s a mouthful) will include five(ish) passages: one Literature based passage, two History/Social Studies passages, and two Science passages. Similar to some passages on the current SAT, one of the passages in the Science and/or … Continue reading

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The SAT Shape-Shifts Again!

OK, since the revision of the SAT is a pretty major topic in college admissions right now, I probably didn’t have to use a crazy title to get you to read about the New SAT, but how else was I going … Continue reading

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ISEE Exam Reading Passage Example

The following passage is based on comparable Critical Reading passages found on the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The ISEE is used nationally for admission to private high schools. This passage was prepared by a Test Masters critical reading instructor … Continue reading

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College Admissions Essay “Do”s and “Don’t”s

I can still remember sitting down at the computer the weekend before college apps were due to write my admissions essay. I had sufficiently procrastinated to the point where my parents might actually take disciplinary action if I didn’t write my … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: International Student Applying to the Ivy League

Ask Test Masters is a free educational service offered by the college admission experts at Test Masters. College Compass readers Arman and Mandy have a question about applying to competitive US schools as an international student. They write, “We are … 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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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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