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What’s Your Score? Decoding the College Admission Exam

New York, NY • October 22, 2014

Featuring Authors and Test-Prep Specialists: Erica Meltzer and Mike McClenathanFor most high school students, the PSAT is the first step in the college admissions process—but where do you g...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT

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Featuring Authors and Test-Prep Specialists: Erica Meltzer and Mike McClenathan

For most high school students, the PSAT is the first step in the college admissions process—but where do you go from there? And how, as a parent, do you sort through the often-conflicting advice from teachers, guidance counselors, friends, neighbors, and relatives? Can well-intentioned and seemingly reasonable advice actually lead you astray? Are all SAT prep resources created equal? This presentation will address some of the most common questions surrounding the test-prep process, including:

What does the SAT actually test? What does the ACT actually test?

How do you set realistic goals and create an effective study plan?

What is the best method of preparation: tutor, class, or self-study?

How will the SAT change in 2016, and what can you do to prepare?

Erica and Mike look forward to answering your questions, as well. Please include any top-of-mind questions that you would like addressed in your RSVP e-mail.

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Erica Meltzer
Published AuthorErica Meltzer scored an 800 SAT Verbal as a high school senior and has worked as a tutor, test-prep writer, and education blogger since 2007. Her books, which include The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar,Second Edition (2013), The Critical Reader (2013), The Complete Guide to ACT English (2013), and The Complete Guide to ACT Reading (forthcoming fall 2014), have sold over 20,000 copies and are currently used by tutors and tutoring companies worldwide. Her work has been featured in Debbie Stier’s The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT as well as on CBS MoneyWatch and You can visit her online at

Mike McClenathan
Published AuthorMike McClenathan attended Brown University, where he studied psychology and philosophy. After college he moved to New York City, and a series of unlikely events led him to the high stakes world of SAT preparation. As a part of his initiation into the industry, Mike took the SAT in 2007 and scored 2400. He has been honing his craft ever since. In 2011, dismayed by the high cost of quality test prep, Mike created, a free website on which he posts drills, explains concepts and techniques, and operates a free question-and-answer service. He has also authored two popular books: PWN the SAT: Math Guide, and PWN the SAT: Essay Guide. He donates 10% of the royalties he receives from book sales to classrooms in need via

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