Test Preparation


New Seattle Times Article Highlights the New SAT

A Seattle Times article debuted this week that highlights the changes and challenges presented by the new SAT. The article focuses on how the new SAT test requires students to rely more heavily than ever on language abilities to succeed. Though the reading portion is roughly the same length as the previous SAT–3,250 words on […]

By Steve Sandweiss | ACT . Changes . SAT . Test Prep Classes . Test Preparation

Should Juniors Take the Old SAT, the New SAT, or the ACT?

By now, many people are aware that the SAT is changing.  Starting next March 2016, the redesigned SAT will replace the current SAT for many students in the class of 2017 and beyond.  It will return to its roots of having two main sections:  Math and Verbal, each scored on a 200-800 point scale with […]

By Steve Sandweiss | ACT . SAT . Test Preparation

Should You Take the ISEE or the SSAT or both Exams? How to Decide

Required for admission to private and secondary grade schools, the ISEE and SSAT exams can be a challenge to many younger students. While the tests share many similarities, the differences between the ISEE and the SSAT have many parents and students confused each year. In the Seattle/Bellevue area, most private schools prefer one test over […]


4 Ways to Improve Your Test Scores This Summer

Slacking off during the summer may feel like a fantastic way to spend three months, but studies have shown that students tend to lose their learning skills during the summer. By ignoring your studies and entering the school year unprepared, you can significantly harm your standardized test scores and affect your college admissions chances. Here […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Education Blog . Test Preparation

When is the Best Time to Take the GMAT?

College graduates planning to apply to business school must first take the GMAT, or Graduate Management Admissions Test. Programs like the Harvard Business School, Tusk School of Business, and the Columbia Business School require GMAT scores as part of the application process and review applicants in rounds. Depending on the school, the deadlines for each […]

By Steve Sandweiss | GMAT . Test Preparation

Why You Should Avoid Online Test Prep Classes

Access to the Internet allows people all over the world to learn about millions of topics, but with everything moving towards a digital equivalent (or in some cases, replacement) of a real-life counterpart, there’s a danger to students who rely on it for their studies. Online test preparation classes are becoming a popular alternative for […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Test Preparation

5 Myths About Standardized Test Preparation

Summer is in full swing and school is out for a few months, giving students a little bit of a break from their studies to enjoy the warm weather. However, if you’re retaking the ACT or the SAT in the fall, you should dedicate a little bit of time during the summer to studying up […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Test Prep Classes . Test Preparation

How to Wait for Your College Acceptance Letter

The application process is relatively easy – waiting to hear back from colleges about your application is the hard part. February and March are particularly stressful for students who just submitted their applications and are waiting to hear back. Frustration, stress, and pressure put on by your parents probably won’t help your mood, especially since […]


New MCAT Rules Takes Effect in January

The MCAT (or Medical College Admission Test) is changing in the most meaningful way since it was first implemented. After a review period of three years, the Association of American Medical College determined that the test needed to change to help college admissions departments better select their incoming crop of potential medical students. By doing […]

By Steve Sandweiss | MCAT . Test Preparation

5 Study Tips from Sandweiss Test Prep

At Sandweiss, we help prepare students for a variety of tests. We cover a wide range of standardized test preparation and offer tutoring on many subjects customized to your specific learning needs. We also help students who are struggling with their studying process by offering tips and tricks that can boost academic scores and help […]







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