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    Default Best institution/coaching for SAT I (Reasoning Test)

    Guys I'm looking for an institution that teaches courses for SAT I, possibly the best ever one in Dhaka. I know of Mentors and The Princeton Education and heard they are quite good.

    I Just want some expert advices from you fellow members about where to join and why with some reasonable explanation for the matter that is.Share of an experience would do good as well. Thanks!

    P.S=Note I'm planning to give it around (May-June-July) ..I guess 5-6 month will give a fair amount of time to prepare.

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    @Codex bro why isn't this thread showing up in the Latest Threads/Post bar in the Forum section??? also I can't enter any threads regarding info on youtube like http://www.banglagamer.com/showthrea...267#post497267 this, banglagamer.com/showthread.php?30187-Breaking-News-Youtube-Unblocked-in-Bangladesh/page3 and let alone youtube itself... Pls look into this matter and give a solution bro..
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    The Princeton Review is a really good SAT coaching place. They will charge you 12500 though which is fairly expensive. But that is not monthly. I think it is tri-monthly. All of my friends who want to give SATs go there so you might want to check it out. They have told me that it is very good and asked me to join, but as I don't want to give SATs yet, I don't think I will be joining. One branch of it is located in Dhanmondi 8/A.

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    You already mentioned the best ones there is.

    But your best source will be studying online. You should post back on what you guys are doing, I'll try and make improvements to them. If they ask you to start off by memorizing a dictionary, then ask them to ¤¤¤¤ off

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    I don't think SAT English is a problem for anyone, so the dictionary thing is...

    Regardless, good luck.

    And about the yT thing, no idea. No time to diagnose either, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    I don't think SAT English is a problem for anyone, so the dictionary thing is...

    Regardless, good luck.

    And about the yT thing, no idea. No time to diagnose either, sorry.
    Critical Reading is the hardest part of the entire exam, Writing and Math are easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammi View Post
    The Princeton Review is a really good SAT coaching place. They will charge you 12500 though which is fairly expensive. But that is not monthly. I think it is tri-monthly. All of my friends who want to give SATs go there so you might want to check it out. They have told me that it is very good and asked me to join, but as I don't want to give SATs yet, I don't think I will be joining. One branch of it is located in Dhanmondi 8/A.
    thnx for the info! So it looks like their course lasts for 3 months for a charge of 12500 taka...yeah it is rather disappointing for the fact that they only teach English I guess ,or do they also take care of Maths? :/ Idk....

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    Pffft, 'Critical' Reading. I guess it's just another stupid test to see how far your concentration can hold up, meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    You already mentioned the best ones there is. But your best source will be studying online. You should post back on what you guys are doing, I'll try and make improvements to them. If they ask you to start off by memorizing a dictionary, then ask them to ¤¤¤¤ off
    judging from your comments bro it looks like you've stacked up quite some experience on this field so how did it go for u? what was your total? and I'd be more than happy if you're willing to help out...Gonna pm you. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    I don't think SAT English is a problem for anyone, so the dictionary thing is... Regardless, good luck. And about the yT thing, no idea. No time to diagnose either, sorry.
    that's sad LOL -__- a & now facing another dilemma on my path...can't reply with quote so have to double click to go like advanced mode or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    Critical Reading is the hardest part of the entire exam, Writing and Math are easy.
    yep Maths usually range from what we did in class 4-9 ...that be the easiest section.. Critical writing y so heard? x|

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    *critical reading
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    No Math isn't THAT easy lol. Buy the Princeton Review SAT book, that's very good.

    And I am in the US right now, so I went all the way Score wasn't too high but good enough, 1980. No I will not provide full individual breakdown because my CR score is...embarrassing. Writing isn't hard, I got a 710

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Pffft, 'Critical' Reading. I guess it's just another stupid test to see how far your concentration can hold up, meh.
    tomar kotha shuney mone hoi ekhon exam dilei 2400 paba
    ami chhoto amake marbenna.-_- shob _ buira_gamer_

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    For the English parts, yes, I'll be in the upper brackets. That much I can guarantee.

    Maths/other stuff, no idea, not interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    For the English parts, yes, I'll be in the upper brackets. That much I can guarantee.

    Maths/other stuff, no idea, not interested.
    Not really, you have no idea how tough SAT questions are. You won't understand 30% of the words.
    seeing is believing..

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    Yea I was wondering if you ever saw a paper. This is not your traditional English exam.

    Vocabulary is only a small part really, they use words which people no longer use which makes it difficult, but the good thing is they recycle the words frequently, which is why most Critical Reading sections of books are useless since they have outdated lists or ask you to memorize the dictionary.

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    memorize the dictionary LOL this should be the new catch phrase or sth xP

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    Shouldn't be /that/ much of a problem, I mean, come on. It's meant for 12th graders to excel at, it's not some behemoth-grade literature written in the medieval ages for the 'pros.'

    Memorizing the dictionary is most likely the stupidest thing you can do anyway. That said, get me one of these questions where I don't get '30% of the words,' rather hard if not downright impossible. That much, I can bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Shouldn't be /that/ much of a problem, I mean, come on. It's meant for 12th graders to excel at, it's not some behemoth-grade literature written in the medieval ages for the 'pros.'
    Normal or even above average 12th graders don't do very well in CR. This is why the best universities weigh CR so highly, anyone can do well in Math and Writing section with decent practice, but CR is in a league of it's own.

    I would post a couple of questions but I'm afraid I have lost most of my sources. They are in my PC in Dhaka. Most books tend to focus on the vocab part of things, but like I said, that's only a small part. In fact, vocabs are like bonus questions because you are more likely to get those right. The hardest questions are the ones that have reading involved.

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    Yep. Took up IUS (Australia) in 2010, was fun. Though, ended up on the top 14% in Asia only, was pretty sad.

    The main problem was time, imo. Too much stuff to read through in so little time, I guess the same thing applies here.

    The most painful thing there was critical reading too. Though, I remember nothing being too hard. The only issue was my slowness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loners Persona -.- View Post
    thnx for the info! So it looks like their course lasts for 3 months for a charge of 12500 taka...yeah it is rather disappointing for the fact that they only teach English I guess ,or do they also take care of Maths? :/ Idk....
    They will also teach math to you. Don't worry about that. It is a comprehensive course. But they make you memorise a lot of words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codex View Post
    Yep. Took up IUS (Australia) in 2010, was fun. Though, ended up on the top 14% in Asia only, was pretty sad.

    The main problem was time, imo. Too much stuff to read through in so little time, I guess the same thing applies here.

    The most painful thing there was critical reading too. Though, I remember nothing being too hard. The only issue was my slowness.
    IUS is nothing compared to SAT. SAT is a 4 hour long exam, their question has ~50 pages. My head was spinning in the last hour.
    seeing is believing..

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    What is this IUS, link me please.

    And Deep how'd you do on your SATs?

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