Summer Test Prep

UnknownWhether you’re just beginning, or have already started preparing for the SAT, SAT IIs or ACT, summer will offer you the time you need to get ready.

Preparing for a standardized test involves more than studying the particular subject. To get your best results, you’ll want to develop your own test taking strategy.  The best way to do this is to get comfortable with the test format and learn how to pace yourself and manage your timing. Take as many practice tests as you can, with a timer set, and in a quiet place without distractions, to simulate the real test conditions.  Make sure you understand the differences between the SAT and the ACT and how the tests are scored.

This is how the tests are currently scored:

SAT

  • Correct answer = +1 point
  • Incorrect multiple choice answer = -1 point
  • Incorrect student-produced response (math section) = 0 points subtracted
  • Omitted answer= 0 points subtracted

ACT

  • Correct answer = +1 point
  • Incorrect answer = 0 points subtracted
  • Omitted answer= 0 points subtracted

College Board has announced changes to the SAT that will go into effect in the spring of 2016.  Read up on the redesigned SAT on the College Board website.

Whether you’re planning to prepare for the college standardized tests on your own, in a group class or with a tutor, be sure to take advantage of the many free tests available through the resources listed below.

SAT

ACT

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