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Plan an Effective SAT Essay Using SOAPST(one) Strategy

SAT Instructor Terri Karol of Prepped & Polished, talks about how to write a great SAT Essay using the SOAPST(one) strategy.

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May 31st, 2017
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How to Crush Math Questions Involving Radians on the New SAT

SAT Instructor Dan M. shows you a how to solve math questions involving radians on the new SAT.

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November 10th, 2016
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A Shortcut for Solving System of Equations Math Questions on the New SAT

SAT Instructor Dan M. shows you a shortcut method for solving system of equations math qs on the New SAT.

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August 22nd, 2016
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Don’t Have a Function Freakout! .. On the New SAT Math Section

SAT Instructor Dan M. shows you a how to solve function math questions on the new SAT.

Don’t Have a Function Freakout! .. On the New SAT Math Section

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July 18th, 2016
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How to Solve Complex Math Questions Quicker on the New SAT

SAT Instructor Dan M. shows you three examples of complex SAT Math problems that can be solved quickly using math strategies.
Things you will learn include:
1. Look to simplify and cancel out like terms
2. Remember your exponent rules and always try to get bases the same
3. Don’t overanalyze graphs
4. When roman numerals are involved, answer one roman numeral at a time and eliminate as you go.

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June 14th, 2016
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Episode 123, SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

SAT Instructor Terri K. shows how you to tackle paired multiple choice questions on the SAT Reading Test by following some basic strategies.

Episode 123, SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

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May 17th, 2016
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SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

SAT Instructor Terri K. shows how you to tackle paired multiple choice questions on the SAT Reading Test by following some basic strategies.

SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

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April 28th, 2016
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Podcast Episode 47 with Alexis Avila, New SAT To ACT Comparison

New SAT To ACT Comparison: Alexis Avila

The Prepped and Polished Podcast is an educational and inspirational show that offers tutoring and test prep tips as well as interviews with celebrities and leaders in education. It is hosted by Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped and Polished LLC, a tutoring and test prep firm for K-college.

On today’s show, Alexis continues the tutoring tips series and helps those of you who are trying which college aptitude test to take, by comparing the New SAT Test to the ACT Test.

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Three Myths About Big Colleges: Alexis Avila

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February 6th, 2015
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New SAT vs ACT Infographic

Not sure which test is best for you, the New SAT or the ACT? Check out our colorful, fun infographic detailing the differences between the New SAT and the ACT test.

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February 3rd, 2015
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New SAT vs ACT

New SAT to ACT Comparison

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There has been a great confusion amongst the students when it comes to ACT vs SAT. In spring 2016, the College Board will release a redesigned New SAT Format that aims to better evaluate college-bound students. Many of these changes, bring to mind the comprehensive testing approach of the ACT, including new questions that focus on history and science analysis and real world math. However, it’s important to remember that SAT and ACT are still two very different tests. Below you will see the SAT ACT comparison, so it is easy to decide whether to go for SAT or ACT. This SAT ACT comparison helps you determine what test preparation methods you’ll need to do your best.

ACT vs New SAT

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Scoring Your composite score will be the average of two areas, Evidence-Based Writing and Language, and Math. The essay portion provides one additional score that does not affect your composite score. Scores range from 400 to 1600, or 200 to 800 each for English and Math, while the essay is scored on a scale of 2 to 8. Your composite score will be the average of four scores in the areas of Math, English, Reading, and Science. The essay portion provides two additional scores that do not affect your composite score. Section and averaged composite scores range from 1 to 36.
Total Length 3 hours, plus an additional 50 minutes for the optional writing portion; 153 total questions. 2 hours and 55 minutes, plus an additional 30 minutes for the essay portion; a total of 215 questions.
The English Section 35 minutes long with 44 multiple-choice questions and four different passages. 45 minutes long with 75 multiple-choice questions and five different passages.
The Reading Section 65 minutes long with 52 questions. Asks questions that require use of evidence to reach conclusions from the passages. There are four long passages, and one double passage. 35 minutes long with 40 questions. Uses reasoning skills to determine and evaluate aspects of passages.
The Math Section 57 questions in 80 minutes emphasizing data analysis, algebra, and real world problem solving. Calculators are only allowed for the 55 minute calculator section, 25 minute no calculator section. 60 questions in 60 minutes emphasizing geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Calculators are allowed.
The Writing Section 50 minutes long. This section is now optional. The New SAT essay will provide a source material, and the prompt will ask the student to analyze that source (do they agree, disagree, strengths, weaknesses, etc). 30 minutes long; The New ACT essay will provide a source material on a controversial issue, as well as  three short excerpts expressing different perspectives on the issue. The student will need to  not only write a persuasive essay stating their own opinion on the issue, but they must address these differing perspectives in their essay as well.
The Science Section Still not included on the SAT. 40 questions in 35 minutes. The ACT will continue to give the Science section at the end of the exam.

 

To learn more, visit the College Board’s SAT site and continue to follow Prepped & Polished to determine which test is the right one for you.
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January 21st, 2015
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