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Episode 99, Don’t Confuse Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives on the SAT and ACT

Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished teaches you how to avoid a common SAT, ACT Grammar mistake:

  1. Use the comparative form of the adjective/adverb when there are two objects
  2. Use the superlative form of the adjective/adverb when there are three or more objects.
  3. Never use the comparative/superlative forms for Absolute Adjectives

Episode 99, Don’t Confuse Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives on the SAT and ACT

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October 20th, 2015
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How to Get an 800 on the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

Prepped & Polished SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Subject Test in Chemistry. Anooj scored an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:

  1. How to study, take practice tests, and use flashcards
  2. Memorize key chemistry formulas
  3. Memorize important chemistry facts

 
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October 7th, 2015
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Episode 97, Avoid These Four Common SAT and ACT Math Exponent Rule Mistakes

You will need to learn the exponent rules in preparation for the SAT and ACT tests. http://www.preppedandpolished.com Alexis Avila Founder of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts, teaches you the exponent rules and shows you the four common mistakes many people make with exponent rules.

Episode 97, Avoid These Four Common SAT and ACT Math Exponent Rule Mistakes

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October 6th, 2015
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How to Get an 800 on the SAT Math 2 Subject Test

Prepped & Polished SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Math 2 Subject Test. Anooj scored an 800 on the Math 2 test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:

  1. Study and Practice
  2. Diagnose your weaknesses
  3. Calculator Tips

 

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September 28th, 2015
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Episode 94: Elizabeth Dankoski, How a Perfect SAT Score Can Backfire on You

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Alexis Avila talks host of The Prepped & Polished podcast talks to Elizabeth Dankoski

For the past 15 years, Elizabeth has worked as a private college consultant, helping students get into incredible schools: Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Yale, Caltech, Dartmouth, and many, many others. Elizabeth has a Bachelors from Wellesley College Magna Cum Laude. Elizabeth is founder of the Dream School Project, a powerful mentoring program created for high-achieving high school students who want to get into the school of their dreams. Elizabeth created The Dream School Project as an antidote to all of the anxiety and stress around the admissions process.

On today’s episode, Elizabeth gives her take on college admissions mania and based on her experience, what it REALLY takes to get into elite colleges.

Takeaways:

Get the book “How to be a High School Superstar” by Cal Newport. If you want to get into top schools, you need to be INTERESTING

Elizabeth’s next enrollment into her mastermind group is early 2016. Spaces fill up quickly! Her mastermind helps kids find mentors and find opportunities to find interests and flourish.

Two college admissions myths:

  1. Your grades don’t have to be perfect. If you spend too much time on perfection you don’t have time to distinguish yourself.
  2. Just because an elite college is a top 20 in the US News Rankings, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the right FIT school for you.

Elizabeth’s Three Take home tips:

  1. Ask yourself what do you love to do and how can I make an impact
  2. Find a mentor (seek an older person who can help you think BIGGER)
  3. Go out there and DO what interests you

Episode 94: Elizabeth Dankoski, How a Perfect SAT Score Can Backfire on You

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September 10th, 2015
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Podcast Episode 39: My Ten Favorite Free SAT Websites

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. Today he talks SAT’s as he helps you prepare for your college entrance exams by listing his recommendations for The Ten Best Free SAT Websites:

1. Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.com
2. PWN The SAT: blog.pwnthesat.com
3. The Critical Reader: www.thecriticalreader.com
4. Perfect Score Project: www.perfectscoreproject.com
5. Official College Board Site: sat.collegeboard.org
6. Quizlet: www.quizlet.com
7. Free Rice: www.freerice.com
8. Higher Scores Test Prep: www.higherscorestestprep.com
9. SAT Dude: www.satdude.wordpress.com
10. Prepped & Polished blog: www.preppedandpolished.com/blog

Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

 

Podcast Ep 39 Ten Best Free SAT Websites

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January 11th, 2015
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New SAT 2016: What Will It Look Like?

The New SAT Test 2016

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you six changes to the New SAT 2016.
1. There will be significant changes to the SAT test format
2. The redesigned SAT essay will be optional
3. The new SAT test will feature evidence based reading, and evidence based writing & language sections
4. There will be key changes to the SAT math section
5. The scoring differs greatly between the old SAT and the new SAT
6. The length of the test and the way in which the SAT test is given will change

Are you taking the SAT in 2016? Any follow up qs about the New SAT changes?

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December 3rd, 2014
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How to Master Three Traits on the NEW SAT Essay with New SAT Essay Tips

New SAT Essay Tips

 

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you how to master three traits on the new SAT essay.Learn the new SAT essay tips to be confident while going for taking the exam.

1. To master your reading score you want to demonstrate comprehension of the passage and a have a clear understanding of the authors thesis.
2. To master your analysis score you need to focus on relevant features of casinos in Colorado text and provide support for claims/points made in your response.
3. To master your writing score you must provide a precise central claim, create an effective organization/progression of ideas, successfully employ a variety of sentence structures, use precise word choice, maintain an appropriate style and tone, and show command of conventions of standard written English.

These 3 new SAT essay tips will be really helpful in getting over the

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July 12th, 2014
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How to Tackle the Evidence-Based SAT Writing and Language Test : New SAT Writing and Language Practice

New SAT Writing & Language Test Strategies

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you ways to tackle questions found on the New SAT writing and language test section.

The New SAT Writing and Language Test will have 44 multiple choice questions with emphasis on:
1. Command of evidence
2. Relevant words in context
3. Informational graphics

What do you think of these new SAT sections? Do you think the New SAT Writing and Language Test will be harder or easier than the current reading and writing SAT sections ?

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June 21st, 2014
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New SAT 2016: How Will the New SAT Format Look Like?

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you six changes to the New SAT Format.
1. There will be significant changes in the New SAT format
2. The redesigned New SAT essay will be optional
3. The New SAT Format will feature evidence based reading, and evidence based writing & language sections
4. There will be key changes in the New SAT math section
5. The scoring differs greatly between the old SAT and the new SAT
6. The length of the test and the way in which the New SAT test will be given will change

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May 26th, 2014
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