# SAT Blog: Tips for Test Week

November 1, 2013 by Options Solutions

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You have done all the preparation you need for the SAT Test in terms of content study and mock exams. Now what should you do during the week before the test? Cramming to learn new concepts won’t help at this point, so the following tips will help you use your time wisely to get your […]

# SAT Math Tips: Geometry and Measurement problems

October 25, 2013 by Options Solutions

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Solving geometry and measurement problems on the SAT Math section requires applying the formulas provided for you and using geometry strategies for working with lines, angles, triangles, co-ordinate geometric functions, areas and perimeters, volumes and 3-D geometry, similar figures and circles. The following are some helpful tips for approaching these problems: SAT Math Formulas and […]

# SAT Math: Tackling Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis Problems

October 15, 2013 by Options Solutions

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SAT data analysis, probability and statistics problems are best approached with a strong understanding of averages, median and mode and a confident ability to read charts, tables and graphs. The following tips will help you familiarize yourself with key points for answering these data analysis, probability and statistics questions on the SAT Math portion of […]

# SAT Math: Tips for Solving Algebra and Functions Problems

October 8, 2013 by Options Solutions

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To help students stay on track with their SAT prep and prepare for the upcoming exam dates, here are some key tips for solving Algebra and Functions problems in the SAT Math section. Solving equations: • When solving algebraic equations, treat each equation like a seesaw; what you do to one side of the equation, […]

# SAT Math: Tips for Algebra I problems

September 26, 2013 by Options Solutions

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SAT Math algebraic problems involving inequalities, word problems, exponentials, roots and factoring can pose a challenge so how you approach your steps to solving the questions can truly drive up your score. The following quick tips will help you tackle each type of basic algebraic questions: 1) Inequalities With these types of questions, identify the […]

# SAT/ACT Prep: Mock Exams

September 5, 2013 by Options Solutions

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If you are a student applying to US universities and colleges, you are well aware that the ACT and SAT I test dates for Fall 2014 admissions begin in September and October of this year. The best preparation for these standardized tests involves a great deal of training on all the question types of the […]

# SAT Blog: Should you take the SAT Subject Tests?

July 22, 2013 by Options Solutions

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The SAT Subject Tests are taken by US-bound university applicants, as required by certain institutions, to demonstrate their program interest and showcase their academic strength in specific subjects. Prospective applicants can write up to three Subject Tests, from which selective universities can request the scores of two to determine the placement of the applicant in […]

# SAT Blog: Tips for Parents

July 15, 2013 by Options Solutions

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Is your child hoping to be US university or college bound next year? If so, you probably have been watching your child slog through their SAT/ACT prep with workshops in Reading, Writing and Math, studying test questions, and sampling practice exams for the necessary test-drive so that they can perform their best in this SAT/ACT […]

# The Importance of SAT/ACT Practice Tests

April 10, 2013 by Options Solutions

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We consistently recommend that students beginning preparation for the SAT or ACT exam start by taking a full-length mock exam. Here’s why we believe it’s an important first step, as well as a useful tool throughout the prep cycle (as adapted from mytutor.com): 1. Full-length practice tests offer a baseline score from which our consultants […]

# Tips to Improve Your SAT/ACT Score

March 21, 2013 by Options Solutions

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Tackling the SAT or ACT test can be an intimidating task. Once you get past the initial hurdle of taking the exam, it can be equally challenging to determine the best ways to improve your scores. Here are a few tips to help make the process more manageable: 1. Familiarize yourself with the test. While […]