We’re starting to wind up our baby Algebra upgrades, but before we do, don’t forget about Inequalities and Absolute Values! Lots of people do—but not the SAT Math test makers, so listen up.

# Baby Algebra Upgrade: How Many Solutions Does A System Of Linear Equations Have?

We’ve covered a lot of ground in this Baby Algebra series! Now that you’re working with linear equations and *systems* of linear equations, I’m going to teach you a little shortcut to solving—or even skip having to solve!—some of the problems the SAT will throw at you on this topic.

# How To Answer A “Big Picture” Reading Question On The ACT Or SAT

Both the SAT and ACT ask these “big picture” reading questions, so lots of tutors and test prep companies try to prepare you to answer them. In this post, I’m reviewing the strategies that you’ve probably heard before…and sharing the simple and effective one that works for my students, which I bet you haven’t!

# Ace Vocab in Context Questions...the Ivy Lounge Way

Vocab in Context Questions pop up on several sections of the SAT AND the ACT. Learning how to answer them will net you a big point payoff. Follow these four simple steps to ace them…the Ivy Lounge way.

# The Ivy Lounge SAT II Literature Cheat Sheet

The SAT II Literature Subject Test is one I recommend to a lot of students—but it does cover a lot of content. Here’s my cheat sheet of literary terms.

# The Complete IVY Lounge SAT II Math 1 and Math 2 Cheat Sheet

What could make my SAT II Math 1 and Math 2 study guides even more helpful? This COMPLETE Ivy Lounge SAT II Math Cheat Sheet!

# Cramming Isn't Going To Help

Cramming doesn't work: the human brain just doesn't work that way. But that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the time you have left...even if there's not as much of it as you might like!