Tagged as: SAT

How Do You KNOW That You Know?

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?

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 …

Test Anxiety Tips

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

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

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

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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