SAT

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Should You Submit a Test Score to Test-Optional Colleges?

As the College Board and ACT, Inc cancel test after test due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities are also canceling certain admission requirements; namely, the SAT or ACT score requirement. As more and more colleges are allowing for test-optional applications, where does that leave you? If you’re applying to colleges this fall, should you still take the ACT or SAT test?

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What is SAT Score Choice?

College Board’s SAT Score Choice policy is pretty straightforward: it means you choose which of your SAT scores are sent to colleges. But why would you use score choice? How does it compare to super scoring? And does any of this apply if you send the four free score reports you get for each SAT test to colleges?

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How is the SAT Scored?

Between raw scores, scaled scores, and total scores, figuring out how the SAT is scored can be tough. In this post, we’re breaking down the SAT’s overall scoring structure, how the SAT calculates scores, and how to use this information to your advantage.

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4 Strategies to Increase Your Reading Speed

The SAT and ACT Reading sections are not designed to be read at a “normal” pace – they’re designed to test your ability to read quickly and with focus. If you find yourself struggling to complete the SAT or ACT reading passages in the allotted time, we’ve put together a few strategies to help you speed up and attack the Reading passages.

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How to Ace the SAT Reading Section

How do you get through the entire SAT reading section in just 65 minutes, let alone ace it? With a few strategies and a bit of knowledge about how you read, you can conquer the tricky SAT reading section and boost your overall score.