You may have heard the College Board has redesigned the SAT. Beginning in March 2016, students taking the SAT will notice significant changes to the previous exam. The purpose of this blog post is to introduce the published changes and provide an unofficial timeline of the changes we except over the year. The last major […]

If you have been prepping for the SAT or any other standardized test, you will come to the realization that standardized exams are not constantly changing – that’s what makes them standardized and beatable. Also, when we think of vocabulary, we often refer to the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. Understanding terminology, […]

The SAT Mathematics section requires students to balance time and accuracy. Being familiar with the mathematics concepts tested is only the first step in realizing your success; managing your time should be the next step in your test preparation. The Mathematics section is organized in such a way that the questions become more challenging as […]

I hope that you had a lovely fall semester. The University of Arizona SAT Prep sessions were incredible, and I got to interact with an amazing group of students. Throughout these sessions, a general theme of questions emerged among the students, so I would like to answer some of these questions and highlight some SAT […]

We are at that time of the year when both students and teachers agree that it’s time for a well-deserved break. As a student intending to take the SAT, you should use some time during the summer to strengthen the skills that will be assessed on the SAT. Below are some pointers that will help […]

Students are now spending more and more time on the Internet, and their studying trends have evolved to capture this change. I would like to share with you, then, some of the great online materials available to help you prepare for the SAT Mathematics section. Khan Academy I believe this is the best starting point; […]

Occasionally, the SAT likes to challenge our minds with really diabolical questions. To make matters worse, knowing the mathematical concept required to solve a challenging question might not guarantee that you will be able to unravel the problem. A valuable yet regularly forgotten strategy is listing things out. Many students overlook this strategy, dismissing it […]

The Question:  Can any 3 side lengths form a triangle? Well, that is the age-old question when you are looking at triangle problems. Triangles regularly appear on the SAT, and with knowledge of some basic properties, you can easily rock these questions. A triangle is a three-sided polygon where the sum of the interior angles […]

After the “SAT Math Content” blog post I thought it would be logical to do a follow up with a study plan for the quantitative section. My timeline will be seeking to provide a starting point and I recommend you adopt the study plan in a way that works with academic schedule. The optimal preparation […]

Commonly, students are overwhelmed when they start reviewing the quantitative section of the SAT. After talking to a couple of students in my class, I realized that lack of knowledge of what to expect creates uncertainty which provokes fear and uneasiness among them. Here are the various mathematics concepts that students need to know: Numbers […]