## How Do You KNOW That You Know? Posted by: Jared R on Jul 14, 2014

Some people have a knack for quickly learning and mastering new concepts or skills. As one of these fortunate individuals, and also as someone who has worked with dozens of students in an attempt to help them master new concepts, I possess a body of experience that leads me to conclude the following: effective learning requires the process of self-verification, or, the process of answering the question “how do you …

## Should I Guess On The SAT? Posted by: Jared R on Dec 30, 2013

If you ask five different people the question “Should I guess on the SAT?” you might get five different answers. But do not fret; there is actually a correct answer to this question!

Should I Guess On The SAT?

Yes. But there is a bit of nuance, so keep reading.

Why?

The reason you should guess on the SAT is that, statistically speaking, you are likely to gain points whenever …

## SAT Remainder Questions: Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples Posted by: Jared R on Oct 20, 2013

SAT Remainder Questions Divisibility, Factors, and Multiples

The SAT often asks questions about remainders. These questions require you to work with divisibility, factors, and multiples. Here is a typical SAT remainder question.

If is an integer, what is the remainder when is divided by 4?

This problem is a perfect candidate for the “pick a number” strategy. Suppose is 1. Then . Now the question becomes “What is the remainder …

## SAT Prep: The Final Push Posted by: Jared R on Sep 26, 2013

SAT Prep: The Final Push How to spend your last week before test day

You’ve been working hard for weeks, or maybe even months. You’ve put in your time, despite your demanding schedule of AP classes, shifts at the local fast-food joint, and grueling pre-season training. You feel you’re almost ready, but know that you owe it to yourself to make one final push.

Here’s how to make the best …

## Knowledge Roundtable Update – Summer 2013 Posted by: Jared R on Jun 07, 2013

We’ve Been Busy!

The last few months have been quite an adventure. It was only January when I officially went full-time with The Knowledge Roundtable. Since then, I’ve worn a number of hats and have had a number of successes. The business has grown exponentially as a result.

Expansion To Dover, NH SAT Prep System

We have adopted a sophisticated new SAT prep system for both group SAT courses and …

## Test Anxiety Tips Posted by: Jared R on Feb 11, 2013

Top 12 Tips For Reducing Test Anxiety

The standardized test crusade initiated by the No Child Left Behind Act has left students under more testing pressures than ever before. While many debate the merits of standardized testing, the reality for students remains having to cope with these pressures.

Luckily, both educators and researchers have learned a great deal about how …

## SAT Preparation Checklist Posted by: Jared R on Jan 05, 2013

A Step-by-Step Guide for Raising Your SAT Scores The SAT Preparation Checklist

This SAT Preparation Checklist is designed to help you raise your SAT scores. Whether you’re taking a self-guided prep route or are enrolled in an SAT course or tutoring program, this checklist is for you.

Hopefully you are finding this checklist with at least two months remaining before your test date. The strategies listed …

## How to Build Knowledge Posted by: Jared R on Dec 09, 2012

Problems with Conventional Approaches to Building Knowledge

I use the phrase “building knowledge” instead of the word “learning” because I want to focus on the building aspect. When I think of learning, I imagine my mind building an ever more complex network of ideas and experiences. It’s the “network” part that is so important—everything is interconnected.

Yet so often it is the case that students learn concepts in isolation of …

## SAT Integer Questions: Even and Odd Integers Posted by: Jared R on Oct 28, 2012

SAT Integer Questions Even and Odd Integers

SAT test makers like to ask questions about even and odd integers. Part (c) of this problem is similar to an actual SAT question (the multiple choice options are removed). Use parts (a) and (b) to help answer part (c). Then explore even and odd numbers in more depth with parts (d) and (e).

Explain why multiplying any integer by 2 results …

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