Tag: SAT

How to Attack Tests Using PIRATES (a test taking strategy)

How to Attack Tests Using PIRATES (a test taking strategy)

It was down to the wire. The multiple-choice section of the AP US History exam was almost over and I had a few questions left. I was stumped. Did these events even happen in US History? Were these questions a joke?? Was the College Board…

Survive Standardized Exams with Your Sanity Intact

Survive Standardized Exams with Your Sanity Intact

Ahh, the flowers are in bloom and the pollen is in the air. Can you smell the stress? That’s right. It’s testing season. Every spring, thousands of high school students take standardized exams – Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SAT, and ACT exams. And let’s not…

How to prep for the SAT on the cheap +printable checklist

How to prep for the SAT on the cheap +printable checklist

As a teacher, my goal was to have only 2 students cry a semester.  I knew Kayla was about to be one of those two. She was a senior with a heavy AP load and college applications on her mind.   “Ms. P, I’m under…

A 30-something explores the new SAT

A 30-something explores the new SAT

I don’t recommend taking the SAT during nap time because the test is waaaay longer than that nap. As I raced downstairs holding my baby, I thought, “God, I hope I can finish the math section in time.”   I want to start providing SAT test prep as…