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SAT Math Practice: Absolute Values

Today at College Compass we’ll run through an SAT practice problem involving absolute values: What value of x satisfies the equation  .

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SAT Math Practice: Solving for a Variable!

Today I’ll show you a problem I see a lot of students facing: how to solve for a variable if it appears in both the numerator and the denominator. Given the New SAT’s increased focus on simplifying equations, make sure … Continue reading

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SAT Trigonometry Problem!

Today we’ll be solving a practice SAT trigonometry problem and walking you through the steps to solve it! If Sin(A)=0.5 and side BC=10, find the length of the hypotenuse, AB.

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Registration Deadline Reminder! Sign up for the SAT and ACT!

As summer is fast approaching, we at College Compass wanted to remind you of the upcoming SAT and ACT test dates! SAT Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline 5/7/16 4/8/16 4/22/16 6/4/16 5/5/16 5/20/16 You can register for the SAT … Continue reading

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What Colleges and Universities SuperScore the SAT?

For those unfamiliar with SuperScoring, this is the term given when colleges take the highest SAT section scores across multiple sittings and combine them into a single composite score. Not all universities SuperScore, and indeed most do not, but we … Continue reading

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The March SAT Will Include an Experimental Section!

A little discussed detail about the upcoming new SAT exam is that it will include an experimental section. This information has been hiding on the College Board’s website in the Advising and Admissions Handbook, which states:

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Which Top 25 Schools Require the New SAT’s Optional Essay?

With the first administration of the New SAT approaching, you may be wondering whether or not you should take the Optional Essay. Though you might be inclined to skip it since it is “optional” after all, be aware that some … Continue reading

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August SAT starting in 2017

College Board has released the anticipated SAT test dates for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 calendar years, and, with little fanfare or notice, it appears that they intend to phase out the January SAT test date by 2018. Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Steven Sun Dunks on the SAT

4.0-star recruit Steven Sun made waves in October by posterizing the SAT and putting up a record 2400 points in the latest administration of the test. As only a sophomore at Cinco Ranch High School, Sun has shown remarkable talent … Continue reading

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SAT Vocab—Altruistic

This Week’s Word: Altruistic adj. [al-troo-is-tik]   /ˌæl truˈɪs tɪk/ Altruistic can either describe someone who is unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others or a behavior that exhibits this quality. The noun form, altruism, is also an SAT favorite. Synonyms: Selfless/selflessness, charitable Antonyms: egotistic/egoism, self-centered Origin: While … Continue reading

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