How many times should students take the SAT?

I used to counsel students to take the SAT no more than three times. It was thought that admissions counselors at colleges might think students a little obsessive if they took it more than three times. In recent years, however, students are not required to send all their scores to colleges but can instead choose …

Is vocabulary study important?

Vocabulary study is very important for the critical reading section of the SAT. There are 19 sentence completion questions requiring students to know word meanings. Additionally, there are a number of questions on the reading passages that also require word knowledge. The problem, of course, is that there are many words that that need to …

What are the best study materials?

For both the SAT and ACT I recommend review books from the companies that make up the tests. ¬†For the SAT, you’ll find that information at www.collegeboard.com and for the ACT, www.act.org. In my classes I provide the Official SAT Study Guide, the college board review book that includes 10 practice tests. Some of these …