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The SAT doesn’t need to be a problem – if you study the right things the right way, and if you do so consistently, your SAT score can be one of your biggest allies in your college mission! Use the free guides below to figure out what to study, when to study it, and how to do it best for higher SAT scores than you ever thought possible!

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What is the SAT?

The New SAT vs. the ACT

Both the New SAT and the ACT provide unique opportunities to help you improve your application and get accepted to the best schools possible – but which one is best? This guide will give you a quick, painless method for figuring out your best test and start studying like a pro!

What Scores Do You Really Need?

Everyone wants “good” SAT and ACT scores – but what they really need is scores that are good enough to get into their target colleges! Fortunately, it’s easy to figure out precisely what marks you need to hit – just use this quick guide to calculate your target scores and start studying effectively!

How Colleges Use Scores

High SAT and ACT scores don’t get you into colleges – low SAT and ACT scores keep you out! Understanding the difference is essential – and this quick guide will teach you exactly how to think about your scores to get ahead of the pack.

How to Take Practice Tests

Taking routine, timed, graded practice tests is an essential element of any good prep program – but there’s a very right and a very wrong way to take your SAT and ACT practice tests if you want to improve your scores and get ready for test day. This quick guide will show you how I instruct my own students to take their tests for maximum gains with minimum hassle!

Test Prep Calendar

How long should you study for your SAT or ACT, and when should you do it? If you haven’t answered these questions, you’ll never study as efficiently as possible! Fortunately, you can use this guide to get an accurate idea your time commitment and study schedule – once you do, the entire test prep process will become 10X easier!

The Myth of the “Bad Tester”

When it comes to the SAT and the ACT, we’re all stuck with the hand we’re dealt. There are “good testers” who can automatically get great scores, and “bad testers” who are doomed. Right? NOT. AT. ALL. Anyone can get a great test score if they prep consistently and correctly – this quick guide will show you how (and why we still believe that “bad testers” even exist).

The ACT vs The SAT

ACT vs. SAT differences comparison. Wich is better, ACT or SAT.

Neither the SAT nor the ACT is “easier” or “harder” than the other – but different types of students do MUCH better on one than they do on the other.

Learn all about the differences, then get a step-by-step diagnosis of which test you should take for the best possible scores.

Choosing an SAT Prep System

Choosing an SAT Prep Program

If you want higher SAT scores, you need to pick the right prep system. Two things matter in this decision: the results they provide and the convenience of attaining them.

Learn all about the different forms of SAT prep available, then get a detailed “how to” explaining exactly how to pick the right one for you.

SAT Crash Course

SAT Crash Course Online

Want the best SAT scores possible? You’ll need all the best strategies, tactics, and approaches you can get your hands on.

This quick, info-packed guide, written by renowned SAT tutor Anthony-James Green, will show you how to significantly boost your scores in only a few minutes of reading.

Guide to the New SAT

New SAT guidelines | New SAT study guide

Questions about the New SAT? You’re not alone! Fortunately, the new test is much easier to handle than you might imagine.

Master SAT tutor Anthony-James Green will teach you all about the new test, why it’s changing, what to expect, and how you can prepare (or avoid it entirely) to boost your chances of college admission.

Understanding the New PSAT

New PSAT practice test

Starting October 2015, the PSAT will be in the New SAT format. If you’re planning on taking the PSAT this fall, you need to adjust your gameplan.

In this brief guide, I’ll show you exactly how to prepare for the New PSAT to get the best scores possible (and get a few extra bonuses along the way).

Why Test Prep is Broken

SAT and ACT prep is a multi-billion dollar industry. But for every great option on the market, there are plenty of bad apples that waste students’ time, money, and energy.

This quick guide will teach you why the industry is struggling, and what you can do to avoid the most common SAT and ACT prep mistakes.

SAT & ACT Dates and Calendar

SAT and ACT Dates Calender

If you want the highest SAT scores possible, you need to take the SAT (and the SAT Subject Tests) at the right time, giving yourself enough time to strategize and prepare.

This guide will walk you through the entire process, showing you when to register and exactly how to prepare to get the best SAT scores possible.

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Test scores

If you want to boost your chances of college admission, you’ll want the highest SAT Subject Test scores possible.

This comprehensive guide will show you which ones to take, how to use your scores to boost your chances of admission, and how to study for the best scores you can possibly get.

Test Day Preparation

If you want awesome SAT and ACT scores, your knowledge of math facts, strategies, etc. is just the tip of the iceberg: to get amazing scores, you need to properly prepare your body and your mind.

Read this step-by-step manual on optimizing your physical and mental performance for the big day and amplify your score improvements!

SAT Questions and Answers

General SAT Questions

Is the SAT an IQ test?
SAT Registration: How and Where Do I Register for the SAT?
SAT Test Dates: On What Dates is the SAT Offered?
Which is harder – the SAT or the ACT?
How Long Do SAT Scores Take to Come Out?
How Do You Get Your SAT Scores?
What’s the “golden” score range for the SAT? What do I have to break to get considered by most schools?
[VIDEO ANSWER] Is it better to take the SAT cold for the first time or prep first?
[VIDEO ANSWER] How do I know whether to take the SAT or the ACT?

SAT Prep Strategies

What’s the best way to prep for the SAT?
What are the best books for SAT Prep?
Where do I find answer explanations for the SAT blue book?
Is it bad to guess on the SAT?
What’s the hardest part of the SAT?
SAT Words: Where do I find a list of SAT vocab words to study?
What’s the deal with the SAT Essay? Does it matter to colleges?
[VIDEO ANSWER] How much time is required to complete SAT review?
[VIDEO ANSWER] Any tips for students who tend to overthink ambiguous questions?

SAT 2 Subject Tests

Do SAT Subject Tests matter to colleges?
How Many SAT 2 Subject Tests do you Recommend?
[VIDEO ANSWER] What other resources can a student find for SAT subject tests?


What’s the difference between the PSAT and the SAT?
Does the Green Test Prep work for PSAT Prep?
SSAT and ISEE: Do you have any advice on how to study?
[VIDEO ANSWER] How predictive is a student’s PSAT score?

Financial Aid

Can I get financial aid or a fee waiver for the SAT or SAT Subject Tests?


How do I compare my SAT and ACT scores? How do I figure out which one I’m better at?
Do I have to prep for both exams separately?
What’s the biggest difference between the SAT and the ACT?
[VIDEO ANSWER] Do you recommend that students take both SAT and ACT or focus on one?

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