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For all of the high school juniors out there who are gearing up to take the SAT for the first time this semester, trying to get excited for test prep can be quite the stretch. Many SAT prep books are confusing, boring, and overwhelming, and it’s hard to find resources that truly help you work through every problem you don’t understand.

One resource we’re really digging right now? Magoosh.

Magoosh is your one-stop shop for all things SAT prep. What’s so awesome about Magoosh is that it combines some of our favorite features from other SAT prep organizations but puts it all in one convenient place.

A couple of highlights from Magoosh’s operation:

1. Explanation videos that not only show you how to solve SAT problems but also highlight what the common mistakes are that students make on those particular questions, not to mention shortcuts on how to do these questions correctly.

2. Totally rad on-demand tutors that guide you through problems if you need extra help. And let’s be real here: Sometimes it’s really great to talk to a friendly face when you’re going hard on SAT prep.

3. Video lessons that take you through the different concepts that SAT sections cover. We love Khan Academy, but it can be a hassle to open up another browser tab to find what you’re looking for.

4. Easy-to-use website with great navigation. Prospies, we can’t tell you how many SAT websites we’ve tried out that were a complete mess. Magoosh was one of the simplest we’ve used.

5. Personalized stats that show your progress. Surprisingly, this is a feature that many other SAT prep sites lack.

6. The site features FREE SAT resources that anyone can access. We think this is A+.

7. There’s also a brand spankin’ new blog for you to check out with even more SAT tips and tricks.

Another thing I’m personally in love with: Magoosh has a free seven-day trial, and it does NOT make you enter a credit card number to sign up! I can’t tell you how totally rare this is, especially for test prep websites (many of which sketchily take your credit card info and start charging you without warning that your free trial is up).

All in all? We give Magoosh a 10/10 recommendation. So get on that test prep, prospies.

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Lily Herman is a junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Besides bopping around on The Prospect, Lily is a columnist for USA TODAY College (read the Quad Report, yo); an editorial intern for The Daily Muse; a contributing editor for the campus blog Wesleying; a national contributing editor for Her Campus; and an editorial/marketing intern at HelloFlo. When she is not studying or awkwardly waving at people around campus, Lily enjoys eating Sour Patch Kids and re-watching the Friday Night Lights series finale (she's Team Saracen, by the way). Also (shameless plug alert), feel free to follow her on Twitter, or email her at lherman(at)theprospect(dot)net.

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