College Test Prep 101: How to Plan for the SAT and ACT
Video presentation by Adam Piacente of Marin SAT Prep at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library on April 17, 2013.
How important are these tests?
Which test(s) to take
When to take the test(s)
Preparing for the tests
When to start preparing
What to look for in a test prep program
Registering for the tests
When to register
How to register
How... Read more
2013-14 SAT Practice Test Score Conversion Tables
Here are the raw to scaled multiple choice and essay score conversion tables for the 2013-14 Official SAT Practice Test.
In addition to listing the straight conversion tables for the multiple choice sections (the first table), I have also added the raw score point percentages for each scaled score. For instance, to get a scaled score of 600 on the Critical... Read more
SAT Unlocked II (vocab edition) now on sale
Unlock Your SAT Potential!
SAT Unlocked II is a complete SAT training system that guides you step-by-step through all of the subjects tested on the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I).
Developed over years of SAT tutoring with hundreds of individual students, SAT Unlocked II is a highly effective test prep system specifically designed to unlock your SAT potential.... Read more
Video: The Science of Test Anxiety
An article in the New York Times Magazine explores recent scientific research into the impact that test anxiety has on brain chemistry. The results suggest that very different tutoring approaches for dealing with test anxiety may be needed depending on the genetic makeup of the student.
The subjects of the experiment were 779 junior... Read more
SAT Executive Director Comments on College Readiness
Earlier this Fall, the College Board released a study on the use of the SAT in determining a student’s likelihood of college and career success. Jennifer Karan, Executive Director of the SAT Program at the College Board, was kind enough to send me her thoughts on the report, which are reprinted below:
Does Parental Education Affect SAT Achievement?
The... Read more
NEW! SAT Vocabulary Quiz
Think you know your SAT vocabulary words? Try this quiz, which includes 50 of the most difficult vocabulary words from the Official SAT Study Guide.
Want to study more effectively? Mix it up.
An interesting article from the New York Times on learning and retention explodes some of the myths about the best ways to study.
First, students retain more information when they study the same material in different places:
[M]any study skills courses insist that students find a specific place, a study room or a quiet corner of the library, to take... Read more
AP nixes guessing penalty. SAT next?
Beginning in May 2011, the College Board will eliminate the ‘guessing penalty’ for AP exams.
Under the old College Board policy, AP scores were based on the total number of correct answers minus a fraction for every incorrect answer—one-third of a point for questions with four possible answers and one-fourth of a point for questions with... Read more
SAT Tutors: Post Your Info Here!
Use the comment section to post information about your SAT tutoring services. Feel free to include any contact, location, bio or other information clients might want to know about you.
And if you have a website, don’t forget to post a link!
If you are a student or parent looking for an SAT tutor, please contact the tutor you are interested in... Read more
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