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The Truth Behind the Spin on the Changes to the SAT

Bev Taylor | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Bev Taylor

Every 10 years, the College Board makes significant changes to the test that has been around since 1926, the test that has been notorious for putting stress on students for generations. Let's cover some history of the SAT. In 1959, in walks the ACT as an upstart competitor to the SAT...

In Defense of the SAT Essay

Josh Stephens | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The ability to understand a question and come up with a reasonable argument -- often under time constraints -- is not exactly an esoteric skill.

Why The SATs Were Cancelled For An Entire Country

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.13.2013 | College

The May 4 SAT exam was cancelled in South Korea after allegations of widespread cheating surfaced. Some 1,500 South Korean students had been signed up...

Is the SAT Tutor the SAT Score?

Kassandra Fotiadis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Teen
Kassandra Fotiadis

To me, the entire SAT/ACT system is somewhat convoluted; with the amount of money and time that goes into private tutors, it seems that people are paying for their scores.

The Blind Leading the Blind

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 01.21.2013 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I feel like I'm sliding down a torrential water slide. Senior year is here.

SAT, UCal Decisions Rock College Admissions

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Patrick O'Connor

Stories from two coasts raised the ire, eyebrows, and I-can't-believe-its of counselors, parents and students everywhere, as news about college costs and college tests sent members of the high school Class of 2013 running into the summer sun.

SAT's New Testing Date 'Contradicts All Reasoning Of Fairness'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education

For the first time, the SAT will be offered during the summer when students are not distracted by schoolwork and have more time to devote to SAT prep....

College Exam Faceoff: SAT vs. ACT

Matthew Maron | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Matthew Maron

If you're a high school junior or sophomore, you're going to need to take a standardized college admission exam to, well, get into college. So the question arises, which one do you take?

Introducing Our New Column, 'Mission: Accepted'

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Carolyn Gregoire

For high school seniors, the college admissions process is a rat race of exams, essays, AP classes, and extra-curriculars. Their mission? To be accepted at the university of their choice.

My SAT Experience: The Good, the Bad, and the Annoying

Cassidy Hopkins | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
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Cassidy Hopkins

Hopefully I conquered the SAT's this time around (I'm hoping for 40 more points). It sucks waking up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning but I'd much rather go to college than sleep in.

Student's Criteria for College is More Important than College's Criteria for Students

Emily Thorp | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Emily Thorp

I can't help but wonder, how do I really know if a school is right for me? To ease my own curiosity, I spoke with a few college students to see what they like best about where they go to school.

College, SATs, ACTs, Maybe I'll just cheat...

Alexandra Kaufman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Alexandra Kaufman

Is there a difference between cheating to get that extra point on your SAT and a personal tutor? When I am doing my Common App, will there be a section where I can check off that I am not a cheater or that I have never had a tutor?

Can We Prevent SAT Cheating?

Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

Last week, an SAT cheating scandal rocked the nation. 19-year-old Emory University student Sam Eshagoff was charged for standing in to take the SAT fo...

Have an Underperforming Teenager?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Take a deep breath./Stop reacting from your frustration/and read what follows below.../Does it sound like someone you know?