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Frequently asked questions about SAT scores

Understanding SAT Scores: 16 Frequently Asked Questions

Students planning for college often realize that the process is both exciting and stressful. Those who aspire to go to the best universities face an extremely competitive process. Often, the admissions process will involve taking the SAT, a…
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SAT Writing Practice: Winter Edition

The SAT writing section includes questions from two main categories: standard English conventions and expression of ideas. Questions that focus on standard English conventions cover a wide variety of grammar, usage, and mechanics rules—they…
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SAT Math Practice: Thanksgiving Edition

We know you’ve got a lot to be grateful for, but we want to add one more thing: turkey-themed SAT math problems! Questions 1 and 2 refer to the information below. The circle below represents the family’s apple pie. The shaded area…
To maximize your test prep efforts, there are definitely certain SAT prep mistakes you want to avoid. Contact C2 and get the most out of your SAT prep.

5 SAT Prep Mistakes to Avoid for Maximum Results

You’ve got your SAT prep book. You’ve sharpened your #2 pencils. You’ve got your favorite coffee mug/energy drink/IV of caffeine ready and waiting. It’s time for SAT prep. But before you leap head-first into your test prep, make sure…
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8 Test Day Tips for Success

If you’re like most students, tests are a pretty big part of your academic life. From AP exams to SATs to end of year finals, you’re going to face quite a few “test days” during the school year. Here’s a list of some of our best test…
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The SAT Experimental Section Explained

Throughout 2018, the College Board came under fire from test-takers across the country for, among other things, applying wildly varying score curves to different test dates. To find out why, we need to take a trip back in time. Once upon…
Solid SAT reading strategies can make all the difference between a good score and a great score. Contact C2 for a free practice SAT!

4 SAT Reading Strategies to Boost Your Score

Unlike the math and writing portions of the SAT, the SAT reading section doesn’t require you to bring any outside knowledge to the test. You don’t need to know grammar rules or algebra—you just need to know how to read. For those of you…
Prepping for the SAT or ACT on your own isn't for everyone. Contact your local C2 and see what a personalized test prep program can do for your score.

Top Five Signs You Need Test Prep Help

Plenty of people get ready for tests like the ACT and SAT all on their own. In fact, we’ve got lots of test prep resources to help students get ready for their tests: How to Get a 30 (or Higher!) on the ACT: Key Study Tips Top 10 SAT…
Deciding between the SAT or ACT can be challenging. Visit your local C2 for a free consultation to help you choose.

How to Decide Between the ACT and SAT

Are you trying to figure out whether you should focus on the SAT or the ACT? Relax—we’ve got you covered. A lot of students wonder whether colleges secretly prefer one test over the other. Good news: they don’t. From a college admissions…