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Blake Cecil has a history of helping students succeed on the SAT and ACT. Under the alias silverturtle, he published a free guide on College Confidential that has earned over half a million views and received broad praise. Beside this, he has deep experience personally tutoring students on standardized tests and essay writing. He graduated first in his class from Normal Community High School in central Illinois and achieved perfect scores on the SAT (2400) and ACT (36). He attends Brown University and is a dedicated improvisational classical pianist.

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Why the SAT Still Matters

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 5:42 PM

The recent announcement by the College Board to modify the SAT for a second time in less than a decade has rekindled a debate about the relevance and validity of our college entrance exams.

Detractors of the SAT and ACT have rediscovered studies that show surprisingly little relation between...

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