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By Paul Nowak | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Test Prep Tips: 3 Common Mistakes Students Make

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Nobody likes taking tests. But if you’re a student, quizzes, mid-terms, and finals are a fact of life.

You can learn tips for reading, note-taking, and scoring better in my new course Study Skills Fundamentals.

Meanwhile, to make sure you’re prepared and can demonstrate your mastery of the material in question, you’ll want to avoid these common mistakes.

By Vince Kotchian | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2016 SAT Changes: What You Need to Know About the New Test

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The good folks at The College Board, the creators of the SAT, like to keep us on our toes—so the SAT is again getting a major facelift.

The October 2015 PSAT and the March 2016 SAT will be the first administrations of the new, “revised” SAT test.

But don’t panic. Although the test is undergoing some major changes, at its core it’s still very similar to the current SAT that we all know (and may or may not love). The good news is that almost all of the preparation you’d do for the current SAT—the kind I cover in my lynda.com course SAT Prep: Getting Started—will apply to the revised SAT, as well.

But here are the SAT changes you need to know about, so you can best prepare.

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