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

Movies go nerd!

Published Friday, March 18, 2011 by Tarang

As a high school student, you must be tired of studying all the time. You must be waiting for Friday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0 Jokes aside, check out some new movies which will get you thinking: Source Code derives its name from text written in computer programming language. While the movie probably doesn’t explore computer programming language in-depth, hopefully it will be a good influence on your watching experience. The movie allows the viewer to explore ideas of time travel and technology. The Adjustment Bureau explores concepts of fate, free will, religion, and politics. Get your brain reeling… Continue Reading

Facebook Competition!

Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Tarang

Hello all students! Are you ready to win some awesome prizes? Dying to express yourself on the internet? Just follow these simple rules and get entered into Excel Test’s Facebook Competition: 1. Subscribe to www.facebook.com/exceltestprep (if you haven’t already done so) 2. The competition is open from today 3/15/2011 to 3/31/2011. Winner will be decided by the first week of April. 3. Write on the Excel Test Prep Facebook wall: a haiku about SATs and SAT prep. It needs to be funny, clever, poetic, and basically awesome. Make sure to head your wall post by… Continue Reading


Published Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by Tarang

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