Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

SAT Vocabulary Lists - Web 2.0 Style

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“One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.” - Evelyn Waugh

Wordsource | Quizlet | Dictionary Tooltip Review

By now you’ve likely heard about “Web 2.0″, which means a lot of things but generally relates to the new wave of websites that look and feel more like desktop applications. Another Web 2.0 hallmark is the rise of social networks and user generated content (a fancy way of saying that end-users - meaning YOU - play an active role in creating the content that drives the site). High school kids are more likely to encounter new vocabulary online instead of reading the newspaper or a magazine. Today we profile a collection of websites and tools that make the building of your vocabulary less painful, if not even mildly fun. (more…)

SAT Vocabulary: Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts

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We all remember that classic scene in the movie Caddyshack when Carl, the Bushwood greenskeeper, plots the demise of the gopher while humming “Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts”. Based on this quote, or any number of the cleaning product commercials on TV, you might think you understand the definition of ‘grime‘. Not so fast! If you’re anything like me, you will be surprised to discover the definition is not so straightforward.

Join me in this prepcast video as I explain why it’s so critical to take the time to look up vocabulary words, not just to score higher on your SAT, but to prepare yourself for success in life. (more…)

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SAT Tips for International Students

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eprep test prep video If you are an international student who is not a native English speaker and you would like to strengthen your college application, you’ll want to watch this prepcast for some expert insights. (more…)

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SAT Vocabulary - Lesson 4

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free sat test video Ah…the finish line. If you haven’t watched Lessons 1, 2, and 3, stop reading this and go watch those videos! :) Vocabulary for the SAT can be a royal pain in the you-know-what. But the dividends of a broad vocabulary are even greater than a higher SAT score. Stick with me as we come to the finish of our little focus on SAT vocabulary. (more…)

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SAT Vocabulary - Lesson 3

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free sat test video After watching vocabulary Lessons 1 and 2, you’ve hopefully committed to building a list of new words you encounter, not just for the SAT test, but also for life beyond. The early frustration you feel “acquiring” new words will ease as you get better and better at acknowledging a new word, writing it down, and committing it to memory. (more…)

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SAT Vocabulary - Lesson 2

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free sat test video In Lesson 1 on SAT Vocabulary, I empathized with the situation of being too tired or busy to stop and look up a new word in the dictionary. Seriously, who has time building a SAT vocabulary list? Any student taking the SAT test! However, looking up new words in the dictionary is not just the burden of SAT test takers - it should be the discipline of any person. Hear me out in Lesson 2 on SAT Vocabulary as I’ll explain why this is sage advice. (more…)

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SAT Vocabulary - Lesson 1

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free sat test video This is the first entry in a four (4) part series in which I’ll discuss the best steps to tackle the vocabulary on the SAT test. If you are anything like me, you probably scoff at the idea of looking up a new word in the dictionary when you come across it. Who has time for that? You might think you’ve heard it before, but I’ve got news for you. (more…)

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SAT Vocabulary Scramble

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