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SAT Reading Test: Top 5 Reasons to Use Michelle Rotteau’s Resources*

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SAT Reading Test: Top 5 Reasons to Use Michelle Rotteau’s Resources*

Here's a review of Michelle Rotteau's books on the SAT Reading Test. Her resources focus on the different reading passage types, such as Literature and Global Conversations. The books are great - take a look at the post, get some more information, and see if these books are what you need.

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Make a Promise to Yourself - 3 Tips

Make a Promise to Yourself - 3 Tips

Hey! Are you preparing for the next SAT? If so, here are 3 helpful tips: 1. Make a Preparation Schedule You know you want to study and practice for the SAT. However, life has obligations, responsibilities, and distractions. If you don’t schedule your SAT prep, then it won’t happen. So, start with the end in mind and that’s the test date. Look at how many days you have until then and what you still need to accomplish. Then, schedule time in your day to get it done. The key to this is writing it down - studies show that writing down...

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Test Fast!

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Test Fast!

Here’s the bad news: the SAT is timed. Here’s the good news: the SAT is timed. Why is this good news? Well, tasks often expand into the amount of time we give them. This is known as Parkinson’s Law. For example, if I have dinner guests coming at 5 pm, I’m always wrapping up cleaning and preparing dinner at 4:55 pm, just five minutes before everyone is scheduled to arrive. It doesn’t matter what time I start or how simple/elaborate the menu. The same thing goes with writing my tutoring lesson plans. No matter when I start, I’m always finishing...

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Modifier Location Matters

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Modifier Location Matters

Picture these sentences in your mind… Ben enjoyed his burrito relaxing in the park. (Aaaaaahhh… Who is relaxing, Ben or the burrito?) Rolled up in the closet, I need to wash the laundry. (Here’s another funny visual. Is the laundry rolled up on the closet, or are you rolled up in the closet...dreading doing the laundry?) The cheetah surprised its prey running quickly. (Was the cheetah running quickly, or was its prey running quickly?) I bought a sweater sitting on the couch. (Were you doing some online shopping from the comfort of your home, or did you buy the sweater...

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The new SAT essay (in a nutshell)

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The new SAT essay (in a nutshell)

Introducing the new SAT essay, in a nutshell. The 2016 SAT went through some changes. One of the changes made the essay portion optional, but some colleges still recommend or require it. To write, or not to write? It’s best to check directly with your college of interest to determine their position on the essay.   SO, HOW DO YOU WRITE THE ESSAY? Let’s start with the prompt. Here’s the great thing - the prompt is the same every time. So, once you understand it, you have one less thing to worry about on the day of the SAT. Here’s...

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