Sarah B

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What I Told My Sister About Studying for the GRE

Posted by Sarah B on 2/14/18 6:34 PM

As many older siblings can tell you, sometimes your younger siblings would rather go hiking in Antarctica before they ask for the tiniest bit of help or advice. So you can imagine my surprise when I got this message from my youngest sister a few months ago: 

Sis : i’m finally kinda trying to maybe somewhat get more serious about gre prep

Sis : i’ve avoided it for a while

Sis : any helpful tips you’ve gained from tutoring? aside from like practicing and getting more familiar? any strategies you've figured out or resources that were surprisingly useful, xyz?

Me (replying within 5 seconds): OMG YES I’VE GOT THIS

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Tags: GRE

How to Sketch Any Graph by Eye

Posted by Sarah B on 5/19/17 3:48 PM

Equations in math are useful but they’re also kind of inefficient – for each x value, you have to do a separate calculation to figure out what y is. Graphs take that equation and turn it into a visual, something you can look at and immediately see what happens at different values of x, how the function changes, and more!

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Tags: math

5 Books So Good You Won’t Notice They’re Helping You Study for the SAT

Posted by Sarah B on 8/31/16 6:30 PM

The SAT is a very important test, but it can be hard to set aside the time to study for it amidst all your other school work and activities. When you already have problem sets to do and papers to write, another set of practice drills on reading comprehension can seem overwhelming.

That’s why sometimes the best studying happens when you don’t realize you’re doing it! This list contains some fun and engaging books that will help you practice the techniques you’ll be expected to use throughout the reading comprehension section of the exam.

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Tags: SAT