Brian J.

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Why reading is the best way to improve your SAT Verbal score

Posted by Brian J. on 10/15/20 8:24 AM

Reading is fun. I promise. Take it from me, someone who used to hate reading. I started hating reading in high school because we read so many books in class that I wasn’t interested in. But I soon learned that reading one boring book does not mean all books are boring. Find books that interest you, and do not compromise. If you read the first chapter of a book and you don’t like it, stop reading it and find a new one! There are so many books out there – if you take the time to look, you’ll find the right book for you. Go to the library and check out as many books as possible – explore! When you finish a good book, look up other books by the same author, or check Amazon for suggested titles. Once you find a good book for you, you will enjoy reading.

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Tags: SAT

How to make sure you don’t fall behind during distance learning

Posted by Brian J. on 10/9/20 8:44 AM

Let’s be real, it’s hard to focus on school at home. And as COVID-19 cases persist and schools remain online, it is important to not fall behind. Here are some tips to help you stay on top of your work while learning from home:

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Tags: study skills, homework help, covid-19

How to study for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and SSAT

Posted by Brian J. on 10/8/20 9:05 AM

Study actively, not passively.

In order for your brain to truly remember something, you must make your brain work. Reading your textbook or class notes is a good start, but studying actively will always improve your memory (and your scores). Try answering questions out loud or writing down answers as you go along to make your studying a more active process.

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Tags: study skills, SSAT, ACT, SAT