Here are a few updates on where things stand with college admissions tests and moving into the school year. I'd also love to hear from you about what's on your mind and heart when you think about the upcoming school year.
As we approach the 2020-2021 school year, if you or someone you know is looking for online academic support for a student, please feel free to reach out. I provide academic support to students as young as the fifth grade.
In the first weeks of the COVID era, I shifted my fee structure to choose-what-you-pay. I am grateful to work with wonderful families whom I trust to reimburse me as best they can. This pay system is still in place.
Schedule Each Activity and Break
By creating time limits for each activity, you will be more focused as you work. Scheduling breaks gives you something to look forward to and ensures that your breaks don't extend beyond the time you've allotted for them.
Test Questions, Single Passages, Entire Sections, and Full Practice Tests: What to Do When Preparing for the SAT or ACT
If you just took the February ACT, you know how important this topic is! There are a few weeks before the March 14th SAT, and ACT test-takers will have another chance on April 4th. By experimenting with these ideas now, you'll be able to fine-tune your morning routine and feel better in school leading up to test day.
The best test prep for the SAT or ACT usually takes place over a period of at least six weeks. However, there are things you can do over winter break to make your SAT and ACT process easier and more effective when classes resume in January, particularly if your school workload is light over the break. Invest time into your test prep now, and your future self will thank you!
Below, I’ve listed a few suggestions for what to do, from low demand to high demand, based on your level of ambition and how much time you have available to spend on test prep. I've used my One Month Prep Plans as a reference. The One Month Prep Plans are available as free PDF downloads when you sign up for email updates.
But the truth is, it’s common to go through periods when you feel bored during practice tests. You can both be motivated to succeed, as evidenced by your willingness to make the time for practice tests, and sometimes feel distracted or disengaged.
However, just because boredom is a common experience among test-preppers doesn’t mean it’s optimal. Just as you should try to create test-day-like conditions in the environment around you when you're taking practice tests, you should approach your practice tests with the mindset and focus you want to have on test day. So, in today’s blog, we’re going to talk about what to consider if you sometimes (or often) find yourself bored during practice tests.
I’m now going to transition away from using the word “stupid” for one important reason:
On the other hand, his was a common statement, because people so often entertain the idea of doing something that is perfectly within their abilities… but they don’t actually take action.
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