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PSAT Changes for 2015

In 2015, the PSAT is changing. The “writing” section will be a “writing and language” section. The PSAT will be extended 35 minutes, to 2 hours 45 minutes, which comes closer to the SAT’s new length. And the PSAT will Read More >>

Importance of Summer Prep for 2017 & 2018 Grads

Ivy Bound has always touted the benefits of summer prep. This year, it is more important than ever. That is because the SAT will change after January. 2017 Grads: Unique Chance to Post Scores on Current and Future SATs Colleges Read More >>

SAT Vocabulary Drill: C Words

At Ivy Bound Test Prep we understand the importance of practice and hard work. We wanted to do more for students and offer further assistance, outside of our Test Prep and Tutoring programs, by creating our Vocabulary Builder video series. Read More >>

Stop Bowing to Common Core III

This article is part of a series. Please review Mark’s first and second post regarding Common Core.   Right now, April 2015, the SAT (a GOOD test, one that lets students elevate themselves) is bowing to Common Core. The College Read More >>

Stop Bowing to Common Core II

This article is a continuation from Mark’s original post regarding Common Core.   The most injurious aspect of Common Core is how a desire to help the weakest students is punishing ALL students. The roots of Common Core were to Read More >>

SAT Success: The Affluence Debate

In response to Why the SAT Isn’t a ‘Student Affluence Test’, Mark Greenstein, founder of Ivy Bound Test Prep wrote:   Charles Murray’s analysis debunking the “affluence” causing SAT success looks sound. I can go further and point to the Read More >>

SAT Success: Class of 2017-18 Approach

How the Class of 2017 and 2018 should approach the Changing SAT — by Mark Greenstein & Ivy Bound’s Senior Instructors, April 2015 The difference between a “1600” top SAT score and a “2400” will go away starting in March Read More >>

Are Ivy League Admissions A Sham?

In response to Ivy League Admissions Are a Sham: Confessions of a Harvard Gatekeeper,Mark Greenstein, founder of Ivy Bound Test Prep wrote:   Yes, there are elements of the Ivy League admissions process that could use reform, but the author Read More >>

If I could speak with The College Board

By Mark Greenstein, Test Prep Advisor and Advocate for meritorious students. Some of us who guide students object to the SAT change because it is ending a standard. The SAT has been a very good standard for 40 years, and Read More >>

The SAT Should Not Change Abruptly

We who advise high school students object to the abruptness of the SAT change; The College Board has been GREAT at giving good practice tests in the past.  This allowed ambitious students to build their skills for the SAT and to Read More >>

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