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The SAT is turning 90! Ever wonder what the test used to be like?

Posted on November 17th, 2014

The Original 1926 SAT   (it’s a doozy) This is excerpted from: http://www.erikthered.com/tutor/sat-act-history.html and is prepared by Ivy Bound for reflection upon the 90th anniversary of the SAT’s creation.  Credit Erik Jacobsen, and Creative Commons. Nearly 8000 high school students took Read More >>

What advantage does a “Recruitable Athlete” have?

Posted on November 6th, 2014

By Mark Greenstein, Founder, Ivy Bound Test Prep – November 2014 Parents often ask in the fall admissions season how much “weight” their student’s athletic success has for admission. Before answering, let me make a distinction between “athlete” and “recruitable Read More >>

Why Colleges Overweight the SAT and ACT

Posted on October 27th, 2014

Why Colleges Overweight the SAT and ACT by Mark Greenstein. Founder and Lead Instructor of Ivy Bound Many competitive colleges now make one ACT or SAT score, taken on a single day, nearly equal in weight to a GPA earned Read More >>

Gap Year = Fulfillment and Success

Posted on October 21st, 2014

Gap year = fulfillment and success. Not a “13th floor”, but a foundation. Another anxious parent expressed to me a personal desire to see his son do a post-high-school “Gap Year”, but faces opposition from the some-what aimless son. Allow Read More >>

The Appropriateness of Writing Prep for the SAT

Posted on October 16th, 2014

Some students do not need to prep for the Writing. The University of California Schools, and about 60 other colleges will scrutinize the SAT I Writing scores for this year’s applicants. All but three of the colleges scrutinizing Writing are Read More >>

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