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Why You Need to Learn How to Learn

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If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m all about precision prep and systematized studying. Most people have never learned how to learn. I’d like to say that’s okay, but it’s really not. The thing is, no one really teaches us the proper way to learn. Our teachers can teach us math facts and grammar rules and literary …

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Collegeboard Epic Fail

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I was with one of my students recently, and she asked me if I had heard. Heard what? I was in the middle of telling her how important it was to pay attention to her timing, especially on the ACT where even a single minute can make a 2-point difference. Timing is absolutely brutal on the ACT, so even mere …

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Official New SATs (March 2016) Finally Released

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It’s coming…resistance is futile…the new SAT is inevitable. Luckily for us, Collegeboard has finally released 4 official practice tests in the new SAT format. If you’re dying to see what the new SAT will be like, here is the link for those 4 practice tests: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat Collegeboard was even nice enough to include answer explanations for the questions, and its partnership …

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Good is the Enemy of Great

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It’s T-10 for the June 6th SAT (and T-17 for the June 13th ACT). Are you ready? Lately, many of you have been bombarded with APs and finals or, I don’t know, watching that tears-inducing The Flash finale (no? just me?) that you’ve relegated your SAT/ACT studies to the backburner. So with little time left, we have to edge out …

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Someone I Care About Has Been Kidnapped!

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Imagine this for a moment: you’ve just been kidnapped, and your captors want to play a game. If you can solve a logic question, they’ll let you live. Otherwise, well, they won’t. It doesn’t really matter what the logic question is, but let’s just say you don’t know how to work through the logic or solve the question the “real” …