April 27, 2019

A 2014 study, published in Psychological Science, shows that writing notes by hand is much better for long-term conceptual memory.  When you want to remember  -  write.  

The study was comprised of students listening to a lecture and t...

February 14, 2019

One of the most important concepts in the vocab section of standardized tests are linking words.

A linking word shows the relationship between two different parts of a sentence. By understanding the way linking words work, you can get a sense of what the missing word is...

March 5, 2018

How To Play Mind Games With Your Memory & Manipulate the SAT

As someone who has taught SAT to aspiring college students for over 12 years, I’ve often seen students struggling with means of memorization — for example, in learning new words. Through the years I’ve st...

March 5, 2018

As a teacher for the SAT, most of the techniques I've seen recommended to learn new words are based on flash cards.  It always  puzzles me.  A sparse vocabulary is one of the easiest problems to overcome on the SAT.  A plethora of mnemonic techniques exist; among the l...

February 27, 2018

In our age of digital distraction, being able to focus while studying is important, especially for the SAT. Quality study trumps quantity study. Working smart: it's a skill surprisingly few students have.

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