A Foolproof Way To Increase Your Critical Reading Score

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Adam

If you’re having a hard time with the SAT, I’ll bet Critical Reading is your biggest source of pain. It’s the section that we at Excel see people struggling with the most, and it’s easy to see why. Grammar and math consist of complicated but concrete rules that you can break down into recognizable patterns and strategies. Critical Reading is a different ball game. It asks you for abstract thinking, knowledge of archaic vocab, and a high tolerance for boring writing. So if you’ve practiced and practiced and you’re still not seeing an upswing in… Continue Reading

National Merit Scholarship Cutoff Scores by State

Published Thursday, October 2, 2014 by Rakhi

Students who took the PSAT in October of this year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 …..and are graduating (graduated) in this year. 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Alabama 211 209 211 210 208 209 209 Alaska 212 204 212 214 211 212 213 Arizona 214 212 213 209 210 209 211 Arkansas 205 202 205 203 203 204 201 California 223 220 221 219 218 217 218 Colorado 215 212 215 212 213 213 213 Connecticut 221 218 220 219 218 218 217 Delaware 218 215 217 215 219 219 219… Continue Reading