Your brain is a muscle. Exercise it.

Published Friday, August 20, 2010 by Dave

Yes, Excel classes are long, but the SAT is longer. One of the things the SAT tests you on is your ability to focus for long periods of time. If you haven’t built up your mental stamina before sitting for the test, all the tips and tricks in the world aren’t going to help very much (But your three-hour Excel classes will!). Here’s an aggregated list of the best advice I’ve found by googling things like “mental stamina,” “improve concentration” and “brain muscle”. Eat right. A diet that consists of “good fats” (yes, there is… Continue Reading

2400 = $10,000

Published Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Dave

Rishi Sharma is all smiles. You would be too if you just learned you got a 2400 on the SAT, more so if your score earned you a $1,000 Excel Scholarship. But the real reason Rishi is smiling is because his parents agreed to lend him $10,000 to invest (and keep what he earns) if he got a perfect score; quite an incentive for someone who plans to study economics. We asked the St. Francis High School senior a few questions about how he prepared for the test and what advice he might have for… Continue Reading