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what to expect on the psat

What to Expect on the PSAT

The 2019 PSAT test is coming up on October 16. To help you prepare for the big day, we’ve created a rundown of what’s on the test, how it’s scored, and how you should prepare; not to mention some details on becoming a National Merit Scholar.

act math vocabulary terms

ACT (or SAT) Math Vocabulary Terms to Know

You will find some math vocabulary on the SAT and ACT: words that may sound familiar and whose meaning may be the key to finding the correct answer. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with them in order to do your best on the math section of either of these tests! The list of terms below covers the main math vocabulary terms you should know for the ACT or SAT:

books to read 2019

October Reading Round-Up

This month, we wanted to share the books that we’ve been reading for fun and would recommend to a friend (you!). From popular fiction to creative treatises and non-fiction, The Olive Book staff has been reading quite a variety of material recently, and we hope there is something that piques your interest:

See Math Like a Mathematician

We’re firm believers that everyone learns well visually, which is why we include professionally-animated explanations in our ACT/SAT prep course. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite websites and books for visualizing math, below:

30 Podcasts to Make You Smarter

Don’t let your brain go on pilot mode this summer. With all your glorious free time, try listening to a podcast that will sharpen your brain and engage your curiosity rather than indulging in another Netflix binge or scrolling through the black-hole that is internet (We’ve all been there).