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ePrep Video: Expert Advice on SAT Test Prep Podcast

ePrep Video: Expert Advice on SAT Test Prep Podcast


       

ePrep Video provides expert advice for SAT test prep and college planning in the form of video prepcasts. Step by step instruction, articles and blog posts will help you maximize your SAT score and deliver expert insights and strategies for financial aid and college admissions.



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Night Before the SAT Test

Fri, Oct 09, 2009


It's game time. ePrep has your back. Take a video tour of what you should do the night and morning before the big Oct. 10 SAT test. SAT Test Day: The Night Before and Morning Of

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You’re Going to Crush the SAT June 6

Tue, Jun 02, 2009


How's that for a headline? Our team at ePrep believes confidence goes a long way towards maximizing your SAT score, and if you've put in the practice time you go in with confidence. Now it's time to relax and watch these last minute tips to be prepared.

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The Day Before the March 14 SAT Test

Fri, Mar 13, 2009


We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday's SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you've put in over these past several months. Following the ePrep method of practice, grade and review (under simulated, test day conditions!) you are well prepared to take on the SAT. Check out our hand-picked strategy SAT videos.

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ePrepping the January 24, 2009 SAT Test

Mon, Jan 19, 2009


Are you ready for the January 24 SAT test? We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday's SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you've put in over these past several months. Review ePrep's SAT strategy videos for a little last minute prep!

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Counting Down December 6 SAT Exam

Tue, Dec 02, 2008


We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday's SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you've put in over these past several months. Check out the best of ePrep's SAT strategy videos for a little extra prep.

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Good Luck on November 1 SAT Test

Wed, Oct 29, 2008


We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday's SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you've put in over these past several months. Check out the best of ePrep's SAT strategy videos for a little extra prep.

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Get Ready for the October 4 SAT Test

Thu, Oct 02, 2008


We want to wish all our ePrep students best of luck on this Saturday's SAT test. You should feel very confident based on the effort and practice you've put in over these past several months. Check out the best of ePrep's SAT strategy videos for a little extra prep.

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New SAT Score Reporting Policy

Fri, Jun 27, 2008


The College Board is becoming more student-friendly. Read on to find out what's changing.

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The June 7 SAT Test

Thu, Jun 05, 2008


It's game-time! To all our ePrep students taking the June 7 SAT, be confident that you are more than prepared.

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Free Webinar: May 3 SAT Last Minute Prep

Mon, Apr 28, 2008


What should you do right before this Saturday's SAT test (May 3rd)? Please join ePrep this Thursday at 8PM EST (5PM PST) for this FREE online webinar. Click here to register now.

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The SAT Essay: What Not To Do . . . Unless You “Want” a Zero

Thu, Oct 18, 2007


To avoid a dreaded zero, be sure to avoid three specific mistakes when writing your SATessay. In this video, I discuss the three ways to secure a zero. Oh yeah, in this video I also discuss the characteristics of essays that received the “perfect” score of six.

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SAT Essay Rubric - Grammar and Word Usage

Mon, Oct 01, 2007


Read up on the 5 categories of rules the essay readers/graders use when scoring your essay! Knowing *how* you are scored will help you write a winning essay. Read more >>

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SAT Essay Rubric - Sentence Structure

Thu, Sep 27, 2007


Read up on the 5 categories of rules the essay readers/graders use when scoring your essay! Knowing *how* you are scored will help you write a winning essay.

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SAT Essay Rubric - Use of Language

Wed, Sep 19, 2007


This entry is the third of 5 video posts dedicated to explaining the 5 different categories of the SAT essay grading rubric - or scoring guide. In this entry you’ll find out how essay graders view your choice of vocabulary words.

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SAT Essay Rubric - Organization

Mon, Sep 17, 2007


This entry is the second of 5 video posts dedicated to explaining the 5 different categories of the SAT essay grading rubric - or scoring guide. Find out how “they” determine your final essay score!

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SAT Essay Rubric - Development of Position

Fri, Sep 14, 2007


This entry is the first of 5 video posts dedicated to explaining the 5 different categories in the SAT essay grading rubric - or scoring guide. Find out how “they” determine your final essay score!

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: Financial Aid for International Students?

Sat, Aug 11, 2007


We continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a question submitted by Masha: Is financial aid available for international students? Tags: college finacial aid, finacial aid, International students, sat prep

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: Are You Penalized for Asking for Financial Aid?

Fri, Aug 10, 2007


We continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a question submitted by Luke: Let’s say you indicate, on your application, that you will be applying for financial aid. Will this affect your chances of being admitted? I was just wondering. Tags: financial aid, college admissions, college planning

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: Does Freshman Year Matter?

Sun, Aug 05, 2007


We continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a question submitted by Gary: Does grade 9 in high school matter at all? I heard from a couple friends in Princeton that American universities don’t take grade 9 into consideration when you are applying to them. Is this true? Tags: College admissions, college [...]

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: Improving High School Grades.

Sun, Aug 05, 2007


We continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with question submitted by Dan: I have just completed my sophomore year in high school and this year I have gotten much better grades than my freshman year. I went from a C+ average in 9th grade to a B+ or A- in 10th [...]

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: How Bad Does a “C” Hurt?

Thu, Aug 02, 2007


We continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a second question submitted by Lisa Question (2) My son got a C first semester in AP calculus (taken in 10th grade). This was his first year of high school (we start in 10th) and it was a bit of an adjustmen taking [...]

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: Weighted GPAs

Wed, Aug 01, 2007


We continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a question submitted by Lisa: Question (1) My son’s school does not weight their GPA’s, but it does give a class rank. Therefore, kids who take a lot of AP and honor’s classes may rank lower than they would at many other schools [...]

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Q & A with Don and Seamus: How to Equate Grades?

Mon, Jul 30, 2007


We begin our question and answer sessions with Don Betterton and Seamus Malin today with a question submitted by Tucker: Is it better to get an A in a regular class or a B minus in an Advanced Placement or honors class? I’d like to take Honors Physics next year, but I’m afraid it might Tags: [...]

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I See Patterns in SAT Test Answers

Wed, Jul 11, 2007


Students often get into trouble when they begin to spot patterns in their SAT answer choices (e.g. A-A-A-D-D-D) and allow those patterns to impact their subsequent answers. Reacting to patterns on the SAT is pure folly. Here’s a little math problem you would do well remembering when going into the SAT test. Assume [...]

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Work Study Programs; Financial Aid Admissions Penalty?

Tue, May 08, 2007


We continue our sit-down with Don Betterton to discuss financial aid issues for high juniors and their parents. In today’s post, Don discusses college work study programs and how they fit into your financial aid package. Additionally, we explore the question of whether indicating you will or “might” need financial aid negatively affects your [...]

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College Financial Aid Award Letters

Mon, Apr 30, 2007


We pick up on our financial aid discussion for junior year and discuss the steps required to ultimately get your financial aid award letter. When and how should you estimate what your family is expected to pay for college? Do all colleges require the same financial aid forms? When will you receive [...]

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College and Financial Aid: Junior Year High School Checklist

Fri, Apr 27, 2007


As a junior in high school (or parent of a junior), what should you do to begin analyzing how to pay for college? What college financial aid process should you follow if you’re just now getting started? Earlier in our talks with Don Betteron, director of financial aid at Princeton University for thirty [...]

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The Consistency of Your College Application

Fri, Apr 13, 2007


In our continued series with Seamus Malin, a former Harvard admissions officer and administrator, we focus on the various elements of the college application and the importance to ensure consistency throughout. How does an admissions officer create a composite picture of a student through their essay, letters of recommendation, and alumni interview? [...]

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Extracurricular Activies in High School and College Admissions

Mon, Apr 02, 2007


One of the great attributes of our American university system is the inclusion of extracurricular activities within context of the educational process.The “well-educated” person is also a “well-rounded person”, both academically and non-academically. However, it’s not about fattening your application resume. Less is more. Elite colleges are not only looking for well-rounded [...]

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Apples and Oranges: Comparing Grades from Different High Schools

Thu, Mar 22, 2007


Are all high school class grades created equal? One would certainly hope not. Is an “A” from an average high school better than a “B” or “C” from an academically more rigorous high school? How do college admission officers see through the grades and draw a comparison based on all the [...]

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College Prep: Freshman Year in High School

Mon, Mar 19, 2007


Picture the situation - You’re a freshman in high school, fresh out of grade school and now surrounded with all sorts of new academic and social challenges. What, if anything, should you be doing freshman year to prepare yourself for college admissions? How important are freshman year grades with respect to your [...]

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Bring Your Passion to College Admissions

Wed, Mar 07, 2007


What’s your GPA? Did you take AP level courses? How did you score on your SAT? Where do you rank in your graduating class? Is your high school competitive? What about activities? Honor Society? Tell me when to stop, because I could go on all day. [...]

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SAT Vocabulary: Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts

Wed, Feb 21, 2007


We all remember that classic scene in the movie Caddyshack when Carl, the Bushwood greenskeeper, plots the demise of the gopher while humming “Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts”. Based on this quote, or any number of the cleaning product commercials on TV, you might think you understand the definition of [...]

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Junior Year SAT Test

Mon, Feb 19, 2007


Coming up in March, many high school juniors will take on the SAT test for the first time. Despite all your best efforts to prepare for the SAT test, chances are you will not “crush” the test and reach your highest potential score. Why? In this prepcast, I discuss why junior [...]

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Real SAT Stories: Second Guessing on the SAT

Fri, Feb 09, 2007


Preparing for the SAT requires practice and practice tests should always be completed under “simulated” conditions. It’s not enough to merely master the subject material given the number of extraneous variables at work on test day. In previous posts on ePrep, I’ve discussed the need to simulate the test environment by [...]

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The Post Graduate Year

Sat, Feb 03, 2007

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Increasingly, seniors in high school consider taking a post-graduate year, or “PG” year, prior to enrolling in college. This means that after graduating from high school, they enroll in another secondary school — typically a “prep” or “private” high school — in order to study one more year before becoming college freshman. [...]

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Real SAT Stories: PSAT to SAT Scores Are Not Preordained

Thu, Feb 01, 2007


When students first take the PSAT and get their scores back, they also get a projected range of how they will likely score when they take the SAT. Let me state very clearly that you should never limit yourself to what the “experts” predict for you. The PSAT and SAT employ [...]

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Real SAT Test Stories: Living up to Your Potential

Sat, Jan 27, 2007


On game day, athletes often struggle to perform as well as they do in practice. Similarly, students who have prepared well for the SAT or ACT often struggle to maximize their potential on test day. This was the situation in which one of my students found herself during the fall of senior [...]

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SAT Also Stands for “Student-Athlete Test”

Mon, Jan 22, 2007


Those student-athletes who have an opportunity to play at the collegiate level should pay close attention to the SAT (and the ACT test, for that matter). First, let me congratulate you for your success in your sport. Next, let me urge you to pay attention to your GPA and test scores. [...]

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News: Getting into College and College Expectations

Wed, Jan 17, 2007


In the daily news roundup, I thought the following two articles might be of interest: Inside Higher Ed reports on a new website that shows students “how to apply for financial aid, where to find information on colleges and when to begin soliciting help from teachers. It explains concepts such as sticker price and gives [...]

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