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Virtual College Tours [ Covid - 19 and College Admissions ]

Because of COVID - 19, high-school juniors and seniors can't visit college campuses this spring and therefore may have a harder time picking their college. Additionally, many - who planned and studied to take their tests in the spring - were unable to get testing done. If you are feeling like...

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Colleges that REQUIRE the SAT essay!

Although the SAT essay is optional, many college admission consultants advise students to take it! It's additional data for colleges. Since the SAT essay is so easy to navigate and aster, it's only a plus! Many colleges in the US and overseas require students to submit the SAT essay. We are...

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Transition Question on the SAT Grammar Section. Accordingly vs. Similarly

Yesterday, I received a question from Mohamed Malek about a specific question from the Transition Video. He was referring to question #14 from the official test 7 on the SAT. In the video below, I explained why the answer "accordingly" was correct and not similarly. Watch the video...

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Hardest SAT writing Topic 🤓😰 [SAT writing tips]

Many students have a hard time with one specific type of SAT Grammar: Faulty Comparisons or Illogical Comparisons. I call this SAT Grammar topic Apples🍏 to Apples🍎. On the SAT, you should expect to see at least 2 questions based on the illogical comparison rule. If you are someone who aspires to...

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ACT Science: Cannot be determined 🤷

Below is a video response to a question on the science section of the ACT, test Z15, questions 24. This type of problem happens to be very typical for the ACT, and you should expect to see a similar ACT science question on every ACT science test.

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Everything you need to know about 📈linear equations [SAT ACT math TIPS]

How important are lines on the SAT and the ACT? On the SAT, you should expect to see about 19 questions that are testing your knowledge of lines and linear functions. Considering that there are only 58 math questions in total, lines are responsible for 33% of your math score (about 260...

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Why is SAT Reading HARD😫? Learn how to make SAT Reading easier!

Many of my students find reading on the SAT to be much harder than reading in their English. They tell me, “ Katya, I don’t get it. It’s the same reading. Why am I doing so well in my English class and get so many questions wrong on the SAT reading?” My usual answer is this: The reading that...

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Lost Motivation to Study😢? Do this!

Lost your motivation to study? Overcoming Fading Enthusiasm when preparing for the SAT and the ACT is an issue that many students deal with especially when the prep lasts for a few months. Let's begin by talking about motivation and enthusiasm in general. Motivation is a feeling that gets...

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Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers on the SAT and the ACT

A dangling or misplaced modifier is the type of concept that gets tested on both the SAT and the ACT, so whichever test you take, you must be familiar with this rule. The SAT will include at least one problem on the test while the ACT may add as many as three problems on this rule in a single...

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You Need a Scantron!

When you are doing a practice test, please make sure that you are not only printing out the whole test, but also printing out the scantron or the Answer sheet! Here is why: Both the SAT and the ACT are rigorously timed (on purpose or everyone will be getting a good score) and running out of...

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