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How to Improve Your Scores with Less Time

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What if I told you that you’ve been wasting virtually all your time studying for the SAT/ACT lately? Would you hate me? What if I told you there was a way to improve your scores with LESS time? Would you want to know? Unfortunately, the vast majority of students go about studying the wrong way, simply because that’s what they’ve …

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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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Know Your Enemies

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You know the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I know this firsthand because when I first moved to Hollywood, I knew nobody. Hollywood?! Yep, if it weren’t for my truly selfless passion for teaching you the SAT/ACT, I could have been a famous director. Lol, just kidding. The truth is, after 400+ film job applications (with a dismal response rate …

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Good Enough is No Good

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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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SAT & ACT Reading: How to Understand What You Don’t

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I was re-watching one of my favorite movies tonight. Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino. I love the scene where Samuel L. Jackson’s character goes ape-crazy, pulls out his gun, and screams at the man he’s about to execute, “English, mofo. Do you speak it?!” That’s got to be one of the greatest catchphrases in cinema history. Now, it’s understandable that …

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Listen to Harvard/MIT Alum Spill Secret About Applications

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Today’s insight comes from a very special place dear to me heart…Cambridge, Massachusetts! And I’m not saying just that because it’s home to Harvard. I mean…*cough cough* c’mon, there’s a reason I still wear this shirt to this day, right??! Just kidding. The only piece of Brown apparel I’ve ever bought was an umbrella because it was raining hard, and …