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Changes to the SAT Part 1

Posted by Nicholas L on July 18, 2015

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So the SAT is set to change in March of 2016. What does this mean for you? I am here to address all of the questions and concerns surrounding the changes to this mysterious and oft hated exam. As always, any further questions can be directed to info@curvebreakerstestprep.com – we are happy to help! This will be the first in a three part series of blogs on this subject – in this first post I

5 Big Myths of Test Anxiety

Posted by Nicholas L on May 16, 2015

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1. Test Anxiety isn’t real. Students just want to get out of exams FALSE: Of all the myths about Test Anxiety, this is by far the most damaging. While there are students out there who may fake a stomach bug to get out of the Presidential Fitness test in Gym or to post-pone that Biology quiz, students with Test Anxiety are far from faking. Test Anxiety is a psychological condition which causes people to experience

Words in Context Questions

Posted by Nicholas L on May 15, 2015

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With the latest incarnation of the SAT, test-takers everywhere are hoping to score as close to a “perfect 1600” as possible. Besides the elusive 1600 point composite score, however, the new SAT also includes several additional numerical indicators, designed to help students and educators evaluate how college-ready the student is on a number of fronts. Buried in this list of numbers is a subscore specifically for “Words in Context.” In this blog post, we’ll look
Avid readers generally only need minor touching-up when it comes to taking the verbal portion of the SAT. You can’t really fake an interest in reading, nor should you try. But you can break down the aspects of reading comprehension and try to practice them individually. This is the one that gets just about everybody. The people with the largest vocabularies breeze past questions that others have to rely on a combination of logic and