Upcoming Changes to the SAT

Published Friday, April 1, 2011 by Tarang

As you all know, the SAT has constantly changed itself over the years to stay alive. It went from being a 1600 point test to a 2400 point test in 2005. Instead of having only verbal and math, the SAT now has critical reading, math, and writing. The writing section includes an essay, which was not previously present. Also, the SAT added more focus on Algebra 2 in 2005 as well. Recently, the SAT has been feeling the pressure from rival standardized test ACT. The ACT also has a PSAT counterpart called PLAN, which is… Continue Reading

You and the World

Published Monday, March 21, 2011 by Tarang

College has changed me as it changes everyone, hopefully for the better. One of the most valuable lessons I learned in college was that I should always stay up-to-date with current events. As a science major, I should be aware of some of the science behind what I see in the news. In high school, I was not always fully aware of what was happening with the world. This changed when I entered UC Berkeley, and I am glad for it. One class that helped me along the way was a class called Physics for… Continue Reading