Our Best SAT Tips and Articles of 2015

With the year coming to a close, we thought we would do a roundup of our most popular blog posts of 2015.

 

10. Why the Class of 2017 Should Stick with the Current SAT

If you’re a rising junior, you’re probably better off submitting your score from the current SAT rather than waiting to take the new SAT. However, there are a few exceptions.

 

9. 24 Hours Before the SAT: The Ultimate Checklist

You’ve studied (hopefully), and now it’s the Friday before the big day. We’ve made a list of everything you should do in the 24 hours preceding the test, so make sure you tick all of the boxes.

 

8. 5 Tips to Make Winter Break SAT Prep Painless

This post is particularly timely, given that many of our readers are in the middle of winter break. If you’re trying to cram some SAT prep into your time off, we have a few suggestions.

 

7. The Ultimate College Prep Timeline

Our ultimate college prep timeline lays out a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the college application process, from the first semester of freshman year to graduation day.

 

6. 7 Things to Know About the New SAT Essay

One of the biggest changes to the SAT is the redesigned essay portion. Even though the new essay is optional, it’s more important than you think.

 

5. SAT Math: How to Factor Quadratic Equations

Our low-stress guide to factoring quadratic equations gives you the tools you need to rock SAT math.

 

4. 5 Tips for An End of the Summer SAT Study Plan

Whether it’s July or January, if you’re trying to cram a large amount of prep into a small amount of time, this post should help.

 

3. Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT

With the new SAT just two months away, many of our readers have questions about the new SAT. Our post sorts through everything College Board has said about the new format, and gives you the lowdown on the revamped SAT.

 

2.  The Key to SAT Reading Comprehension Questions

This invaluable post highlights 42 transition words that appear in SAT reading comprehension passages. Picking out words like “however” and “consequently” can help you scan passages and locate relevant information.

 

And our most popular post of 2015…

 

1. 11 Campuses with Stunning Fall Foliage

Though this might not be the largest factor in your college decision, it’s certainly something to keep in mind. After all, it’s important to consider Instagramability when making your final choice.