How to Prepare for the SAT

February 21, 2012

I realize I must not sound like the most trustworthy person to listen to in terms of how to avoid failing the SAT, but I hope you’ll read this anyway. : )

I guess I should give some background first. Last year I wrote a blog post detailing my marked lack of concern over my exam and my attempts to cram for the test in one week’s time, hopefully demonstrating to you readers that that is a horrible idea. This year I was far more concerned over how well I would do on my SAT, so I began to do practice tests from a Kaplan SAT book during winter break. After winter break a friend kindly lent me his Collegeboard SAT practice book, also known as “The Blue Book”, which gave me a lot more practice tests to do over the next 2/3 weeks until my exam. Last year I received a 1950 on my SAT, although I must point out that I fell asleep during the test due to circumstances I’d rather not get into. Over the summer my score on a practice test I arbitrarily took  mysteriously rose 100 points to a 2050. After three weeks of intense practice and review before my second SAT, I received a 2280 on the test. So how did I do it? Here is my advice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Review: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

July 14, 2011

If you’re looking for a book that’s interesting, well-written, full of detail, and long enough to keep you occupied for a few weeks, this is the book for you.

This is The Great American Novel, written by Margaret Mitchell while she was bedridden. Published on June 10, 1936, it instantly became a best seller, and, in 1939, one of the most popular movies of all time, Gone with the Wind, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara and Clark Gable as Rhett Bulter, premiered.

The copy that I’m reading, the version published by Pocket Book Fiction, is 1448 pages in all. I think it’s the longest book that I have ever read, and also one of the best as well. But don’t let the page number keep you from picking up this book. It’s definitely worth your while to read. Read the rest of this entry »


Got questions?

January 28, 2009

weblinks1We’ve got answers! We’ve compiled a bunch of website full of great information to help teens with life, sex, school, and work – and fun stuff too! Visit the websites and let us know which you liked best or thought was most useful.  Be sure to check out LearningExpress & their free SAT prep course and tests.

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