Do they take SATs in China??

Ryan vs. Math: Translating my SAT Math workbook into Chinese

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Just yesterday I was emailed by a Chinese publishing company about my SAT math workbook. They’d seen it on Amazon’s new release page and were interested in translating it (well parts of it at least) and releasing it to the Chinese market (via amazon.cn). But that got me thinking, do they even take  SATs in China? Continue reading “Do they take SATs in China??”

The scores in your state

Ryan vs. Math. Average SAT scores per state – check your state!

Below is a list of average SAT scores per state (thanks to PrepExpert for this data). I am planning on comparing my book sales (Amazon offers a map of sales per state) to the average scores. I predict that my most popular state will be California (because that’s where I’m from and where I will reach the most people), so I will also compare the scores against next year (and hopefully California will have risen from #32). Continue reading “The scores in your state”

SAT Practice tests

Ryan vs. Math. Practice papers are incredibly important! Download some papers, time yourself under exam conditions and no cheating!

Getting used to the SAT test layout, wording and answering all the questions in the time limit is essential to passing. Therefore I recommend doing as many practice test papers as you can. Continue reading “SAT Practice tests”

My SAT study schedule

Ryan vs. Math: How to create a study schedule that really works.

It’s no secret that organised people tend to do better in exams (and in life) and the SAT is no exception. Very few people (if any) would be able to walk into the SATs without having studied, and I’d hazard a guess that everyone who scores above 1400 will have prepared months in advance for it. I have always loved math so it is no surprise that I started looking at the SAT 7/8 months in advance – not because I was worried, but because I was excited to take it and wanted to see how the college board assessed students in terms of mathematics. Continue reading “My SAT study schedule”

I’m self-publishing my SAT Drills Book!

Ryan vs. Math: I am self publishing my workbook, and it already has a front cover.

After studying for the new SAT, studying the test itself and then taking it, I felt confident that my score of 800 for the math component (and 1560 overall) reflected the time put into studying, but also my understanding of what the SAT was testing for. I compiled all my math notes and made them into a booklet for the friends that were re-taking the test to help them score higher and their feedback was great.  Continue reading “I’m self-publishing my SAT Drills Book!”