How to Fix Careless Mistakes

At some point, we’ve all been a little brain dead. I once thought 10/5 was 5. Can you spot my flawed thought process here? (Hint: I subtracted, rather than divided). But the girl in this video below really takes the cake. I guarantee it’ll be the funniest 5 minutes of your day. I was dyyyyiiing. You might want to sit down for this. Now, I don’t really know if it was pure ignorance or a simple brain fart that caused her to fail …

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The “Divide and Conquer” Technique That Increased a 550 to a 720 Reading

I’ve lost count of the number of students I’ve shown this “Divide and Conquer” technique to who have come back wide-eyed the VERY next tutoring session, and said things like: “That reading strategy is so much better than what I used to do.” “Dude, Peter, that technique really works. I barely missed any questions!” “OMG, why the hell didn’t they teach me this at [that expensive SAT prep institution I wasted all my money on]?!” There’s a deep controversy brewing about what the best …

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The “Professor X Technique” for Improving 100 Points on Reading

I’m not a foodie. Which is why, the other night, I somehow found myself staring at the deserted aisles of the frozen dinner section at 1 in the morning.  There I was, standing under the awful fluorescent lighting, contemplating whether I was more in the mood for Hungry Man or Lean Cuisine. It was a sad sight—a grown man picking out the worst kind of food. Trust me, this has a lot to do with SAT Critical Reading. You see, I …

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Functions Got You Down?

Friggin’ functions, right? Do they got you down? Don’t despair because I’ve created a fantastic playlist explaining them. This is a BIG concept on the SAT that makes up anywhere from 4-6 questions per test (out of 54 math questions, so that’s a lot. 7.4% to 11.1% of the math section!). It also tends to be ripe with traps because it’s a concept that very few people truly grasp. I implore you to watch these in order (it’ll take a few …

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Increase Your Eloquence & Sophistication Through Transitions

The other day, I offered to help grade essays for a class of students who had written practice SAT essays. I instantly realized why I would never, ever, ever want to be an SAT essay grader for the Collegeboard. Reading through these horrible essays, I just put my face in my hands and wept. If I could give these students one tip though, it would be to learn to use transitions. Transitions are oft misunderstood. Many people believe transitions serve …

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Whose Line is It Anyway? Understand WHO the Question is About

So here’s the thing—do you even know who or what the question is asking about? Many of you are getting killed on the critical reading because you don’t. If that’s happening to you, then you’re just throwing points away like quarters in a wishing pond. You know the pond isn’t really going to grant any wishes, right? Anyways, if you’ve ever been confused who or what the question is even talking about, this article is for you. Many of you end …

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