Category Archive: SAT Essay

Mar 30

How Will Top Colleges Use The Redesigned SAT?

“Did you hear the latest? XYZ University won’t be accepting the current SAT for the class of 2017 (current sophomores). It’s making that class take the redesigned SAT! I’m having my child switch to the ACT, so we have more college options. What are you going to do?”  Click here to read more.

Feb 02

New SAT, New Problems

“In his speech, Coleman finally acknowledged the common criticism that the current SAT has little to do with the work students do in high school and will do in college. He promised that the redesigned test would be more in tune with what happens in the classroom. “No longer will the SAT stand apart from …

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Nov 15

Confessions Of An Application Reader- UC Berkeley

“A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one …

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May 04

Conversations With A Harvard Admissions Officer

Make sure your essays, all of them, are superb! When I work with students much of our time is spent on the genre of the college essay, brainstorming ideas, drafting and revisions. This is for good reason and this article supports this effort. “Yes, while looking at their perfect SAT scores and looking at their …

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Apr 20

NEW Info on the NEW SAT with Sample Questions

Would you like a glimpse of sample questions on the NEW SAT starting spring of 2016? Take a look by clicking here. For more details on the new SAT, click here.

Mar 23

Inside The Admissions Process…

Although this article is about the admissions process at George Washington University, it can generally apply to college admissions throughout the country. Listen to the conversation between admission officers. It can offer great insight. When I work with students, I am sure to advise them on how to maximize their options through an exceptional application. …

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Mar 08

The NEW SAT Is Coming And It Looks More Like The ACT

Here are the highlights of the new SAT: ·         The content will be more closely aligned with the high school common core curriculum. ·         The essay section will be optional. ·         The essay section will be “analytical, evidence-based writing, an indisputably useful skill in college and career”. ·         There will no longer be a penalty …

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Nov 17

Don’t Get Denied Because Of Your Tweets! Clean up your social media profile!

Perhaps she hadn’t realized that colleges keep track of their social media mentions…. The college ultimately denied the student admission, he said, because her academic record wasn’t competitive. But had her credentials been better, those indiscreet posts could have scuttled her chances. “We would have wondered about the judgment of someone who spends their time …

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Nov 10

The Importance of the Essays in the College Application

Are high school students more likely to be high achievers or independent thinkers? This is the question that many colleges are asking. “A small but growing number of select colleges have turned to off-kilter questions like that one, part of this year’s application to the University of Chicago, or like this one, from Brandeis University: …

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Nov 03

You Won’t Believe What You Don’t Know And Need To Know About College Preparation

Mark Your Calendar! Dr. Rachelle Wolosoff Invites You to a Free Seminar Making the Right Choice in Choosing a College, Helping Students Maximize their Chances in this Competitive Environment! HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS   Prepare to learn more than you could imagine! Date/Time:  November 26,2013 at 7pm  Location:  Suffolk Y JCC  74 Hauppauge Road  …

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