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With so much riding on how high school students handle the dreaded standardized tests known as the SAT and the ACT, it’s not surprising that parents empty their wallets with hopes that their son or daughter will score that perfect 2400 on the SAT or that flawless 36 on the ACT.
The 2 parts of the Writing section on the SAT test the same rules. At Knewton, we break them down into a list called the Freshman 15. Your ticket to a tremendous score on this section is to learn these rules.
While we can't help you start an orphanage in Guatemala to catch an admissions officer's eye, our guide to test prep can help you improve your SAT and ACT scores.
Do colleges even look at a Writing section score? Why did they add it and what’s on it, anyway? If my essay is scored from 1 to 6, how did I get a 9? Why is my multiple-choice score missing a zero?
Three hours and forty-five minutes is a pretty long time to stare at a test booklet and try feverishly to come up with the right answers to SAT questions. Sometimes, those 225 minutes can feel downright interminable. But at other times, the 3 hours and 45 minute limit doesn’t feel like enough time.
Deciding which standardized tests to take and the best time to take them can be confusing and overwhelming. You will need to develop a plan of action early on so that you don’t “burn out” during the college application process.
Remember: there's a big difference between "simple" and "easy."
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No doubt about it: the SAT is a pressure cooker. You're asked to answer tons of questions both quickly and accurately, with a proctor constantly reminding you of how much time is left. Even if you're the best test-taker in the world, the almighty clock can be pretty scary.
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Almost accidentally, I created a Pattern ID strategy that was so powerful that students could get all the questions right without doing any work.
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DIRECTIONS: On the most inconvenient Saturday of the year (usually the morning after Homecoming or Prom), drag your butt out of bed and to your testing site with a handful of sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. Fill in the answer bubbles on the separate Scantron sheet and prepare to spend the next four hours of your precious Saturday listening to the guy behind you snort snot up his nasal passages since Kleenexes aren’t allowed in the testing room.
Multiple Choice Test, to be done in number two pencil on a Sunday in a badly lighted room with as much pressure as you can manufacture. Guessing is encouraged and may even raise your score.
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