Easy Way to Up Your SAT (GRE?) Essay Score

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Fourteen-year-old Milo Beckman did some great research to determine that longer SAT essays get higher scores. His finding are backed up by an MIT researcher who has found that length accurately predicts score 90% of the time. BONUS: Milo considered causality. He determined that length is actually what’s causing the higher score. It’s not justContinue reading “Easy Way to Up Your SAT (GRE?) Essay Score”

Free Online Grammar/Spelling/Style Checking

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Check your grammar, style, and spelling with After The Deadline, a free online tool. Just paste your writing into the box and After The Deadline will underline words or phrases that need a closer look. Click on the word or phrase for suggestions and explanations. This would be a great way to revise those roughContinue reading “Free Online Grammar/Spelling/Style Checking”

The SAT: An Overview

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The SAT Reasoning Test (note: NOT the subject specific SAT tests) is used widely by colleges and universities as one of their admissions criteria.  It is also often used as a criterion in awarding scholarships. It is claimed to test students’ abilities in subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics; subjects that are supposed toContinue reading “The SAT: An Overview”

Best Schedule for Studying for the GRE (or any test!)

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Many of the test prep books out there include schedules to help you prepare for the GRE or SAT, but every single one that I’ve seen has a fatal flaw!  Their schedules would have you studying each topic only once before the test.  That’s crazy!  No one will master a difficult topic, much less rememberContinue reading “Best Schedule for Studying for the GRE (or any test!)”