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I Got a Perfect Score on the New SAT (score report attached).


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-11-14

I have now achieved perfect scores on both the 1600-point (new) and 2400-point (old) SATs. Keep Reading

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Free Explanations to all the Tricky New SAT Questions (OSSG, 2016 Edition)


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-10-26

Free Visual Explanations to all the Tricky New SAT Questions (Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 Edition) Keep Reading

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Free Explanations to the First 40 Questions from the GRE PowerPrep 2 Software


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-09-26

I am happy to announce that we have released a free PDF of the explanations to the first 40 multiple-choice questions (Sections 3 and 4 : Verbal and Quant) of Test #1 of the the GRE PowerPrep 2 Software. Keep Reading

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GRE Vocabulary: Opaque


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-24

opaque (adjective) : something that is cloudy, blurry, or difficult to understand. "oh PAKE" Think : an opaque lake. If you don't want to get sick this summer, then I don't recommend swimming in an opaque lake. Keep Reading

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Who (subject) vs. Whom (object) vs. Who (modifier): Who called whom?


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-13

Brian tackles the who vs. whom issue. Keep Reading

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How to Identify the Assumptions in an Argument / The Elements of an Argument


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-13

How to Identify the Assumptions in an Argument / The Elements of an Argument Keep Reading

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"Whether" vs. "Whether or Not": Can I always remove the "or not"?


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-13

"Whether" vs. 'Whether or Not' : Can I always remove the "or not"? Keep Reading

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"If" vs. "Whether": Do you know (if/whether) you understand the difference?


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-12

These days, the word "if" is often incorrectly substituted for of the word "whether". Here's the rule : The word "if" should be used in preparation for 1 scenario only. For example : Keep Reading

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"I am well" vs. "I am good": The Correct Answer May Surprise You.


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-12

Don't worry; if you're one of the many people who says "I am well" and/or "I feel differently" (both incorrect) during normal conversation, then I won't feel good (yes, James Brown had it right all along!) about correcting you. ; ) Keep Reading

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GRE Vocabulary: Inveigle


Posted by Brian R. McElroy on 2016-07-06

inveigle (verb) "in-VAY-gull" : to entice, lure (a person), aquire or win (a thing) through deception or flattery. Think : inveigle a bagel. I was able to inveigle a bagel by impressing the bagel store owner with my fluent Polish. Keep Reading

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