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Ask Jodi: Can I Find out the SAT Essay Question in Advance?

Dear Jodi or Mike: Is there any way to find out what the essay prompt will be for the upcoming SAT? Desperately Seeking Spies   Dear Desperately, Ha! What a question. I’m sure that millions of kids would love an answer to that one. Unless you’re clairvoyant or know someone at the College Board, the […]

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How to Get a 12 out of 12 on the SAT Essay

The SAT essay is a nasty little assignment that most kids dread and with good reason:  they’re expected to plan, write, and edit a decent two-page essay in 25 minutes. Huh?  Yes, in 25 minutes, they have to read the question, decide where they stand, plan, organize, write, and maybe even edit an essay. As […]

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Word of the Week: Expunge

Click below to watch a (short!) video about “expunge.”  

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Ask Mike: Which SAT Section is Most Important?

Dear Mike: Do colleges value any one of the three SAT sections over the others? Scott N.   Dear Scott, Well, first of all, if you want to maximize your options when applying to colleges, don’t worry about whether any one section is more important than any other; instead, prepare thoroughly enough that you do […]

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Word of the Week: Cognizant

Click below to watch a (short!) video about “cognizant.”  

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