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    What to Do the Week Before the SAT
    What to Do the Week Before the SAT 128 Hours and Counting: Getting Ready for the Big Day In this article we'll discuss what you should do the week before the SAT, what to expect in the exam room, and what happens after you've taken the test. You...
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    How to Gain (or Lose) 30 IQ Points — Instantly!
    How to Gain (or Lose) 30 IQ Points — Instantly!Hint: Your Pencil Is Smarter Than You Are Now that you know the tricks your brain can play on you on the SAT, you can better appreciate the importance of being hyper-cautious in every aspect of you...
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    How Your Brain Can Get You into Trouble
    How Your Brain Can Get You into TroubleYour brain is an amazing organ. It operates all the time, making sense of the world around you. Without your trying, your brain continuously sorts through the stream of impressions it receives from your vari...
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    Knowing What to Do on the SAT -- and Doing It
    Knowing What to Do on the SAT -- and Doing ItThe world's worst—and most universal—advice to students about to take the SAT is relax. This advice is awful for two major reasons. First, it's flat out wrong: if you want to relax on the SAT, take a...
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    To Change Your SAT Score, Change the Way You Take the Test
    To Change Your SAT Score, Change the Way You Take the TestDuh! I know that point seems incredibly obvious but according to many SAT "experts," the best way to improve your math score is to take lots of advanced math classes and the best way to im...
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    Practice Alone Is Not Enough
    Practice Alone Is Not EnoughOne of the contenders for the title "world's worst SAT advice" is the following sparkler: Just take the SAT without preparing, to see how you'll do. You can always retake the test later if you're not happy with your sc...