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Posted on April 11, 2015 | Filed in SAT

Top 4 Math Tricks for Mastering the SATs

The quantitative section on the SAT exam can be very tricky. Find out the top tricks to master any math problem and out-trick the test makers by getting a higher grade.

The SATs can feel like a maze, however, any maze once mastered becomes no different than a stroll in the park. The key to mastering the quantitative section of the SAT exam lies in studying several math concepts. Once the required rules and formulas are memorized all that remains is learning how to identify when to use what technique for problem solving.

  1. Know your formulas

    It is important to


Posted on December 11, 2014 | Filed in GMAT, SAT

3 Reasons Why I Regret Not Taking an SAT Test-Prep Course

Years after taking the SAT exam, what drives a person to regret not taking a test-preparation course? Find out the top reasons why a successful student regrets not taking an SAT test-prep course even after receiving a good grade.

It was years ago that I completed the SAT exam, then again a second time several months later. I attended and graduated from a four-year college and am now currently enrolled in a test-prep course preparing for the GMAT exam. Although it has been a significant amount of years since I took the SAT exam it’s only through my experience of …


Posted on March 11, 2013 | Filed in SAT

Taking Tips for the SAT

Prepare as you might for a standardized exam, your test-day strategy will factor heavily into your outcome. Anthony Russo, a senior at Summit High School in New Jersey, has taken the SAT five times. He shared that the difference between his lowest and highest test scores could be explained by test prep and strategy.

Taking Manhattan Review’s test prep course initially raised my SAT score by 60 points,” Russo shared. “But more than that, my private tutor gave me a plan for approaching the test more tactically.” Want to boost your SAT score just by shifting …


Posted on October 6, 2011 | Filed in SAT

General Information

  • The SAT provides five scores:–three multiple-choice section scores for Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing; an essay score; and a total score.
  • Each multiple-choice section is on a 200-800 scale.
  • The total score is the sum of the three multiple-choice section scores.
  •  The range of total scores could be anywhere from 600-2400. It is valid for five years.


  • Each section of the test differs slightly in its scoring method.
  • Writing, the newest section on the SAT, is divided into a short essay and two multiple-choice sections.
  •  The essay is given a score of 0 to 6, with 6


Posted on January 17, 2011 | Filed in GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL

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Come to our office to gather with other students like you to help improve your studying and learning techniques. We also offer free mock exams that will help you access your strengths and weaknesses! Our study groups will …


Posted on June 4, 2010 | Filed in Admissions, SAT

Do you ever wonder which is more important to high school seniors: the ACT or SAT? It appears they are both equally important as some admissions offices even consider both tests to be cut-off points for a certain percentage of students.

According to the New York Times, there was a report published through the National Association of College Admission Counseling, where researchers asked 250 colleges whether they used either the SAT or ACT as a cut-off for admission. Of those who participated in the report and accepted the SAT, 1 in 5 said they used certain scores as a “threshold” for admission. …