About Sara Fetahagic

Sara holds a BA in English and Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin. A native Houstonian, she began writing for Piqosity in 2021.

The Benefits of Retesting and Taking Multiple Practice Exams

A strong (or weak) test score can have a huge impact on college or private school admissions. Test scores are one of the most important factors that admissions offices consider when admitting applicants—no wonder taking standardized tests can be so stressful for students!  To help improve test-taking performance, students and their parents will frequently [...]

The Top High Schools in Illinois by SAT Scores

In the Illinois Class of 2023, 142,770 students took the SAT; their mean composite score was a 970 out of a possible 1600. For comparison, 2022’s graduating class had about 1,500 more students take the exam, and they scored slightly higher with a mean composite of 981. Nationally, the average composite score was 1028 [...]

By |2024-04-05T09:30:28-05:00April 5th, 2024|SAT Test Prep|

Eight Poems to Teach Rhyme Scheme

April is National Poetry Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by reading and learning about poetry! Last year, we developed a guide for learning figurative language through poetry, since metaphorical and abstract language thrives in the work of poets. Another important aspect of poetry is rhyme scheme, which helps writers develop [...]

By |2024-04-04T15:11:11-05:00April 4th, 2024|English|

The Digital SAT Format—How Do the Easy and Hard SAT Modules Compare?

Nearly 100 years after the SAT was first administered, the College Board has just implemented a major makeover for its widely used college admissions exam. This all-new Digital SAT format, now made up of “modules” that adapt to students’ in-test performance, will fully replace the current SAT in 2024. The last change to the [...]

By |2024-04-18T18:54:26-05:00March 28th, 2024|SAT Test Prep, ZPQA SAT|

Free ELA Ramadan Activities For Your Class

This spring, bring Ramadan-themed lessons and activities into the classroom! Integrating celebrations of Ramadan into class days is informative and fun for your non-Muslim students and provides support for Muslim students. In 2024, Ramadan lasts from March 10th through April 9th. If you’re wondering, “How do you teach about Ramadan in school?” – look no [...]

By |2024-04-01T10:42:42-05:00March 28th, 2024|English, Holidays, Teachers & Tutors|

Easter Activities for the Classroom

We’ve curated several Easter activities for the classroom that celebrate the holiday while helping students build their reading, writing, and math skills! Celebrating holidays like Easter in the classroom connects students from different cultures and backgrounds. By incorporating the holiday into the school day through themed activities, such as the ones throughout this page, [...]

By |2024-03-25T15:07:47-05:00March 22nd, 2024|English, Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

Free Pi Day Activities for Your Classroom

March 14th (the date representation of the universally known 3.1415926…) is drawing near, so we’ve prepared several Pi Day activities for your classroom! While math can be a touchy subject among students, especially for middle and high schoolers, using holiday-themed activities to reinforce concepts being taught in the classroom is extremely effective in keeping [...]

By |2024-03-13T18:37:51-05:00March 13th, 2024|Holidays, Math, Teachers & Tutors|
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