Happy New Year! I’ve fallen out of the habit of posting updates here when I make changes, but like everyone else I’m keen to turn over some new leaves around this time of year, and a few recent developments are worth memorializing. Thanks for reading, and as always, happy prepping. – Mike One book to (more…)
I’m very proud to announce that the 5th edition of the world-renowned PWN the SAT Math Guide is now available at Amazon. This book keeps all the best parts of the 4th edition (which also remains available, for now) and provides some sweet updates. Most notably, the 5th edition contains 200+ new questions, most of (more…)
At long last, and just in time for the summer prep rush, the Math Guide is back to showing “usually ships in 1-2 days” at Amazon. (UPDATE 5/30/2020: now it’s all the way back in stock!) I still don’t have stock to ship myself, so if you want a physical book you have to go (more…)
In light of yesterday’s announcement by the College Board that the June SAT is canceled, I am extending all current 3-month subscriptions to the Math Guide Online through August 29 (the date of the August SAT). New 3-month subscriptions purchased between now and May 29 will also be extended through the August date. Stay safe (more…)
UPDATE: Now you can sign up for trial access (3 days) to the whole Math Guide Online. A bunch of folks have asked me if there’s a free trial for the new Math Guide Online. Well, at launch there wasn’t but now there is! Click above. If you’re ready to purchase access to the whole (more…)
For the past few months I’ve been working on an online, interactive version of PWN the SAT: Math Guide, and I’m excited to announce that subscriptions are available now in the PWN store!
Can you please share a list of topics that I need to master to achieve a 600 on the Math section? I do not think I have to learn all the topics, please give me as concrete and narrow list as possible. I think this would be useful for most of the people preparing for the test.
December SAT scores are out today (or at least, multiple choice scores begin to come out today). I hope that today brought you good news and that the thrill of victory lingers all weekend. I’ve been doing this long enough to know, however, that score day is never a happy day for everyone. If your results (more…)
Most people spend the majority of their test prep time attempting to master content. This is a good thing! Without content knowledge, you’re in trouble. However, if you want to set yourself up for success, you should also be devoting some time to learning the rules of the game—you can’t develop effective strategy until you (more…)
Now that the Daily PWN email list has been going for a while and I’ve got some good data on the questions, I thought I’d compile a list of the ones people are missing most frequently. If you’re looking for a quick skill sharpening on some tough problems, why not give these a try? 002 017 026 (more…)
Hey guys, just a quick post here to announce a new feature I quietly launched on the site a couple weeks ago; people who have found it seem to like it so far. You can now sign up to receive practice math questions, automatically delivered to your inbox once a day. I’m calling it “The Daily (more…)
If you took the December SAT, how about filling out this quick survey? These surveys are an informal way to assess how hard the tests were compared to the released practice tests. Once you’ve answered the questions, you’ll be able to see how hard everyone else thought the test was. If you’re looking to stoke/assuage your (more…)
Here’s another Proving Grounds installment! The aim of the following five-question quiz is to work your graphing calculator muscles, so my recommendation is that you try to solve them by graphing even if your first inclination would be to solve them another way. My solutions for this drill will be entirely calculator-based; spend enough time...
If you took the November SAT, why not fill out this quick survey as an informal way to assess how hard it was compared to the released practice tests? Once you’ve answered the questions, you’ll be able to see how hard everyone else thought the test was. Those of you looking for something to stoke/assuage your (more…)
A few weeks ago, I made some minor adjustments to the Math Guide to incorporate the additional official material released by the College Board: tests 5 and 6 (download them here). If you purchase new copies of the Math Guide from the PWN store (or anywhere else) now, your book will have breakdowns of those (more…)