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Inside The New SAT: Writing and Language Test

Writing and Language Test The SAT Writing and Language Test asks you to be an editor and improve passages that were written especially for the test — and that include deliberate errors. It’s About the Everyday When you take the Writing and Language Test, you’ll do three things...

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Inside the New SAT: Reading

In the Reading Test, students will encounter questions like those asked in a lively, thoughtful, evidence-based discussion. It’s About the Everyday The Reading Test focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education: the stuff you’ve been learning in high school, the stuff you’ll need...

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Inside the New SAT: Know What To Expect

Inside the Test Test day is here, and you’ve got everything you need: photo ID, pencils, calculator, snack — and the confidence that comes from knowing what to expect. You’re On Your Way One of our biggest goals in changing the SAT was to make sure it’s highly...

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8 Ways Parents Discourage Their Kids from Reading

Sometimes we unintentionally discourage our kids from reading. I know. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Here’s what not to do — and why. 1. Having the Wrong Books If you only have Steinbeck or The New Yorker as reading options, your kids will be discouraged from...

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How to Wow College Admissions Officers

New survey reveals the 10 things they consider most important in judging students' applications. In its annual survey of college counselors, the National Association for College Admission Counseling reports that colleges accepted 65.8% of freshman applicants for the fall 2014 semester (the most recent data available)....

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Turn a Bad Experience Into a Winning College Admissions Essay

When writing a college admissions essay, your natural tendency may be to emphasize your victories while also downplaying your less successful moments. However, by masking your failures, you sacrifice a powerful opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants. After all, academic all-stars, former club leaders and...

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UC offers admission to 15% more Californians

After four years of grueling work, the moment had arrived. Maria Contreras, a Hollywood High School senior, huddled with her family around her computer and checked her inbox. There it was. Click. “Congratulations!” the March 18 email said. “It is our great pleasure to offer you admission to...

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