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SAT Test Preparation – When should I take the SAT?

August 29, 2011 by  
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The SAT is offered six times every year in Canada. This year, tests will be offered October 1, November 5, December 3, January 28, May 5, and June 2. Most students end up taking the test twice, so it is important to plan out when exactly you will take the SAT. Here is a guide […]

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Scoring the SAT – Part Three

August 25, 2011 by  
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Now that you understand how the SAT is marked, it is time to take a look at what your score means. In Part One we discussed raw and scaled scores but left out percentiles. Percentiles are a helpful way to compare your scores with those of other students. The numbers 1 through 99 are used […]

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Essay Writing Bootcamp: Round One Recap

August 16, 2011 by  
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The first group of students who attended Nicky’s Essay Writing Bootcamp from August 8th to 12th found the week fun and extremely helpful for all high school and university writing, including supplementary essays for university. From August 29th to September 2nd, Options Solutions will be running its second round of Essay Writing Bootcamp at the […]

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Scoring the SAT – Part Two

August 15, 2011 by  
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The Essay portion of the SAT is scored on a six point scale. Markers undergo rigorous training in order to ensure consistency. The language of the Scoring Guide provides a consistent and coherent framework for differentiating between score points, without defining specific traits or types of essays that define each score point. The following is […]

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Well Done Class of 2011

August 10, 2011 by  
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Congratulations to the Class of 2011! Before they head off to their new homes, we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the Class of 2011. It has been an exciting and inspiring year working with this particular group of grade 12 students. They have enriched our lives with their drive, spirit and authentic approach […]

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Summer Programs at Options Solutions

August 10, 2011 by  
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Now that we are well into August, believe it or not, it is time to start preparing for the 2011-2012 school year. Our summer boot camp series started this week!! Over the past few years, we have tried to identify summer offerings that act as a foundational basis to skills that are needed during the […]

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Scoring the SAT – Part One

August 8, 2011 by  
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After you have completed the SAT, you need to patiently await the arrival of your results. It can take up to six weeks to receive your Score Report. The SAT Score Report contains some useful information about a student’s performance. Your scores will be compared with those from the previous year and you will receive […]

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Applying for SAT Accommodations

August 2, 2011 by  
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If you have a disability that could have a major impact on your SAT score it is important that you apply for accommodations. Arrangements can be made for students who require extra time, preferential seating, special test formats (Braille or large print) and more. Accommodations must be approved by College Board’s Services for Students with […]

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