Testing

Nov
18

What’s Different About the New SAT?

The SAT has recently undergone a major shift in its design. The SAT has returned to the 1600-point system, made the essay “optional,” and restyled the exam questions to emphasize interpreting evidence and using skills in context. The College Board hopes that these changes will reduce some of the socio-economic bias inherent in standardized testing. […]

By Steve Sandweiss | College Admissions . College Preparation . SAT . Testing
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Oct
27

Juniors: Take the SAT/ACT this Fall!

Chances are that if you’re a junior in high school or are the parent of one, you’re probably starting to seriously consider college options. A great way to be more appealing to college admissions departments is to boost those SAT/ACT scores. Why take the tests so early? Giving yourself time to get results back and […]

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Aug
10

New Changes to the SAT: Reading Section

The College Board recently announced significant revisions to the SAT exam. In our last post, we told you about upcoming changes to the writing section. Today we will outline the changes to the Critical Reading portion of the exam. The current version of the SAT contains three scored Critical Reading sections and three scored Writing […]

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Aug
04

New Changes to the SAT: Writing Section

This past March, the College Board announced plans to release a new SAT in the spring of 2016.  Details about the impending changes are being released in stages; however one of the most notable changes since the initial announcement has been to the writing portion of the exam. While writing and reading are currently separate […]

By Steve Sandweiss | announcements . Changes . Newsletter . SAT . Test Preparation . Testing
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Jul
07

Study Shows Repeat LSAT Test Takers More Successful

Did you take the June LSAT? Scores are beginning to come out, and if yours was lower than anticipated or necessary, Sandweiss Test Prep can help with LSAT test preparation classes or tutoring. Re-taking the LSAT could certainly improve your score. A recent report by the Law School Admission Council shows that LSAT test takers […]

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Mar
11

The Ins and Outs of the New SAT

Last Wednesday, March 5th, the College Board announced a number of fundamental changes to the SAT which are slated to go into effect in 2016. Students who are currently freshmen in high school will be the first to have the opportunity to take the new SAT. Included among the changes are the replacement of some […]

By Steve Sandweiss | announcements . College Preparation . Newsletter . SAT . Testing
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Feb
27

SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement Exams

Everyone knows about the SAT and ACT and the important role these exams play in gaining admission to highly selective colleges, but all too often, too little attention is paid to the SAT Subject tests. These exams are one-hour, multiple-choice tests that measure knowledge of various academic subjects, including Literature, Math, US and World History, […]

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Feb
06

SAT & ACT Test Prep Tips

Your student’s test day is almost here! Aside from the test prep courses he or she has taken with Sandweiss Test Prep, there are a few more steps to be taken to complete the preparation process. The following are some extra SAT and ACT test prep tips. Pack the night before. Life is busy, and […]

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Dec
20

Benefits of SAT and ACT Test Prep Classes

Winter and spring of junior year is the best time to prepare for the SAT or ACT—and if you have a student planning on taking one of those tests, it’s time to start getting prepared! Taking test prep classes is a great option for all different kinds of learners: visual, auditory & kinesthetic. For the […]

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Dec
12

End of 2013 Test Preparation Reminders

Last month, we published a list of helpful college preparation tips. At the top of that list was our suggestion to take a diagnostic test to determine whether the ACT or SAT is a better test for your child. Now is the critical time to bring your child in for a FREE diagnostic test. We […]

By Steve Sandweiss | ACT . College Preparation . High school . Newsletter . SAT . Testing
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