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Why the Instructions are the Most Important Part of an SAT Subject Test

by Shree Raj Shrestha - Posts (5). Posted Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Over the past few months Shree has been sharing his experience applying to colleges in the U.S. Several of the steps have caused him some stress, but perhaps none so much as when he took the SAT subject tests. A mistake on his answer sheet caused his scores to be delayed, and left him in […]

Top Posts of 2012 #2: Keeping Standardized Tests in Perspective

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at 11:08 am

In the few days before 2012 ends and 2013 begins, we’ll be looking back at some of our top posts from the past year, starting with number five and counting down to number one. If you missed these articles the first time around, now’s your time to see why we’ve found these particular pieces so […]

An SAT Disappointment Story, in Emoticons

by Shree Raj Shrestha - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 10:39 am

After five months of trying different strategies to prepare for the SAT exam (read my previous post to find out how I prepared), I felt fairly confident that I knew what to expect on my November test date.  With just about two weeks between the exam and the deadline for my early decision application, I […]

My Many Misguided Approaches to Studying for the SAT

by Shree Raj Shrestha - Posts (5). Posted Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 12:07 pm

It was only six months ago that I decided to apply to the U.S. for my undergraduate degree.  I was selected for the Opportunity Funding program, which would cover all the costs of the application process, and suddenly my distant thought of applying to the U.S. became reality and I was off and running from […]

Why a Weak SAT Score Didn’t Kill My College Dreams

by Phillip Dube - Posts (4). Posted Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

“The test commences at 8:45am. I work through the essay assignment, frantically, reading quietly as I print out my ideas on paper because I want to avoid silly mistakes. ‘Stop writing, pencils down!’ instructs the invigilator. We start work on the next section. The vocabulary in this section is mostly new. I struggle with the […]

Learning How to Take the SATs: Vladimir’s Story

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 11:23 am

Vladimir applied to college in the U.S. from Bosnia this year.  While not his favorite part of the process, he says taking the SATs gave him a certain sense of satisfaction.  This is his story of preparing for and taking that often-dreaded exam. I remember exactly how I felt filling in the last bubble on […]

Advice for Prospective International Students, with Bonus Two SAT Horror Stories

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 5:19 am

Yesterday we shared the first of two recent phone conversations we had to talk about studying and living in the U.S. If you didn’t have a chance to listen to that one, check it out. In this second conversation, we start out talking about American culture, but with prospective student Vladimir on the line, quickly […]

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