Tips on How to Take Tests with Fill-in-the-Blank, Multiple Choice, along with True and False Questions

When you are striving to work on the best study guide for tests, consider the types of questions
on the tests before starting to study. Do not wait until the night before to start quizzing yourself or
reading over your notes. It is best to give yourself at least a week or two to prepare for tests.
Additionally, reviewing your notes and more importantly re-reading the textbook each week will help you retain the information. Reading the chapters at least two or three times is best for recalling information. Look at the sections in each chapter and quiz yourself after reading each section by answering as many of the main the critical thinking questions at the end of each section as you can, regardless of whether they are assigned for homework at the end of the chapter. Check the book to verify that you wrote down all of the main points and add any additional information to your notes and reread them to recall new information. After doing so, write down all of the main points that you can recall in the section. Follow the same procedure as you should check the book and add any additional information that you left out and re-read it to retain all of the main information. Highlight and underline all main terms and ideas in each paragraph. Ask yourself to think critically about the readings to retain information and you can do this by looking at the questions at the end of each chapter. It is always best to make sure you know the format of the test as most teachers will give you some information as to formatting. If you are taking a test with a section that contains fill in the blank questions, use note cards as flash cards, in order to quiz yourself. Write the key term or concept that will be defined or explained on one side and write the definition or an explanation of the concept on the back side of the card. You can do this for any subject, as this is an ideal strategy to recall not only definitions, but also concepts that you must remember whether you taking tests, regardless of whether it is a Science, History, English, or a Mathematics test. Either look at the side with the definition or explanation of the term and write down the answer on a separate paper, or look at the side with only the term and then write down the definition or explanation of the term. When you study, to ensure that you can remember the term, regardless of whether it is asked in a multiple choice format, fill-in-the-blank, or true/false questions, review both sides of the card to make sure you can write out the definition and can identify the term. If you do not have note cards, you can use paper and draw a line down the center. On the right side, you can define the term. On the left side, write out the term. Cover up the definition with another piece of paper folded in half and quiz yourself.

After you have finished quizzing yourself by covering up the definition and writing down the term, then review by covering up definition of the term and writing down the the term. This will help you retain information the best when taking tests with fill-in-the-blank or true and false questions. Some teachers require that you correct the false statement with the correct answer. In order to answer the question properly, you need to recall the definition of the term. Read the statement as carefully as possible when looking at true and false questions. Re-read it over several times. If you are unsure of the answer, go to another one that you know for certain what the correct answer is and then come back to the one that is giving you difficulty. This will give yourself time to think more clearly and will give you more confidence after answering one that you know is correct. Sometimes you will be able to think through the correct answer and answer the one that is giving you difficulty by reading all of the other questions. Re-read all questions more than once, especially when you are answering true and false questions, as well as multiple choice questions. When you are answering test questions that are in a multiple choice format, read the question carefully. Cross through all answers that you know for certain are incorrect and then think through the correct answer when you narrow it down to two or three possibilities by asking yourself
to recall the section in the textbook that the question was found on, in order to recall the teacher’s explanation of the term, or to recall any other homework questions, handouts, or exercises you completed that involve the question. After reviewing these sources, continue to narrow it down to one correct answer by filling in the blank with each possible choice as you think through the correct answer, until you have found the one that most accurately answers the question. Ask yourself if you can fill in the blank with the correct answer when taking a test with multiple choice questions. Always eliminate all choices that you know cannot be found as plausible answers based on your recall of the textbook and the notes from class.

You will always have multiple choice questions that you will immediately know and then some you will debate over, regardless of how well you have prepared. Do not worry about this, as some of the possible answers in each question will seem highly plausible, especially based on the difficulty of the question. Sometimes you will need to re-read the textbook more times when studying to recall the information best when taking multiple choice tests, in order to not be confounded by some potential answers in certain questions that should more easily be detected. Read the question several times and come back to the one that you are uncertain of.

Some students benefit from answering all of the questions on the page and marking the ones you are uncertain of. Upon completing the questions on each page, come back to the question, in order to not distract yourself by continually jumping around the page. This may cause you to forget to answer a question, or forget to answer a question you know is correct. Try not to worry about the ones you are not as certain of and come back to it later. Think through and re-read the statement with each possible answer, in order to choose the most accurate answer. In some cases you will need to re-read the question several times, if you are very uncertain of the choice. Try not to overthink the question regardless of the difficulty because this will keep you from answering correctly. If you are more confident in your answer do not re-read it, simply read it as closely as possible once or twice because if you overthink the answer this may keep you from answering with the best answer. The most important concept is to carefully and slowly read each question. Fill  in the question with each potential answer to choose the correct answer. Even if you think that you automatically know the correct answer, still read through the question carefully and all of the answer choices because if you rush through a test you will not read the question carefully, or answer correctly even if you think that you are answering correctly. This is especially true when taking true and false tests as the questions are more tricky than most multiple choice questions. The key to success is to read each question thoroughly and carefully and do not overthink the question.

These are some helpful test taking hints that will help you succeed.

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Julie is a tutor and featured blogger with Academic Advantage Online Tutoring who enjoys Reading, Writing, Studying the arts, humanities, and sciences.
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Multiple Choice Portion of AP Exams

So many of my students detest the Multiple Choice Questions portion of AP exams. However, with some guidance, a student can easily conquer this portion of the exam. Here is the caveat:  this portion of the exam requires practicing the right skills. However, to the inexperienced student, knowing what the right skills are remains a major challenge. This is why most students need a teacher or a tutor to help them ace the AP Exam.

After going over their multiple choice questions, I had  a conversation with two of my AP Human Geography students. Their problem with certain questions of the AP Multiple Choice Question portion of the exam were due to their lack of strategic thinking when answering the question. We had come up against a problem that was a definition-identification question, and I asked them to go through each of the options strategically together. I told them to go as slowly as possible, and to think through why each option was correct or incorrect. While talking of each option together, they both reached the right conclusion, after careful examination.

During multiple choice exams students sometimes lack the care to pay attention to details. They want to get through the exam quickly–which is definitely important–but their choice to prioritize speed over scrutinizing the question got them into trouble.

That’s why I advise my students to first take exams without paying attention to speed. During practice exams, students should focus on developing the critical thinking skills to answer high-level multiple choice questions for any kind of AP Exam–from science, to the humanities. After achieving high numbers of correct questions, the student should then move on to practicing during a timed test.

Tutors or teachers are best suited to help students simulate a timed exam. Tutors also know how to gradually introduce the timed test to a student. They know the point at which a student is ready for a timed exam, and they know how to help students become accustomed to timed exams so that students don’t feel overly anxious. Moreover, tutors know how to proctor exams properly, and they know how to score exams in the same manner as an AP Scorer.

With a tutor’s help, any student can become thoroughly prepared for test day!

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I have always been a proud “nerd.” When I could, I always helped my friends with their homework because I just loved to teach them how to think about the world differently. In particular, history and writing have always been my specialties. When I was a little girl, my aspiration was to one day be a history professor! I hope to begin Master’s classes in the field of education and continue to be fascinated by changing technology in the classroom and different ways of engaging my students’ creativity!
Honors and awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors in History Honors Program at Emory, Recipient of the Theodore H. Jack Award, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List at Emory.

 

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AP Exam-Steps to Write a DBQ or Synthesis Paper

DBQs and Synthesis papers continue to be very challenging to AP students. As I mentioned in my previous post about what a DBQ or Synthesis paper is [which you can find here] I will explain the method to write a successful DBQ or Synthesis paper on your AP Exam.  (For clarification, a the DBQ is a Document-Based Question for social science exams, while the Synthesis paper is a similar for the English Language and Literature Exams.)

First, you should read the prompt carefully and bullet point what the directions are asking you to do! Generally, for the these types of essays, the directions ask you to use prior knowledge of the subject area as well as the given sources to create an argument or answer the question. First, note what your prior knowledge is on your scratch paper. Write how you would answer the question or the prompt based on only prior knowledge. You should try to formulate an answer before looking at the sources because this will guide your interpretation when surveying the sources.

The next step is to actually look through the sources. Note each author’s argument in the sources and the way that they made their argument, also known as the author’s rhetoric.The student must identify rhetorical devices on the AP English Language and Literature Exams, while on the AP World and US History Exams, the student must look for historical data and author biases. Understanding an author’s bias on a history exam is one of the requirements of the DBQ for these exams. Biases affect the way that historical actors record history, so as historians, we have to make sure to account for certain biases when analyzing the historical actor’s written work. We cannot always take their writings at face value, for historical actors may have had a certain agenda when writing the document.

Mark up each document and leave yourself a note in summary of the document so that you can go back to the document later and remember in detail what the document argued or meant. For the AP English Language and Literature Exam, many teachers advise their students to mark the document’s tone through a visual aid: a “+” represents a positive tone, while a “-” represents a negative tone. This quick representation of tone helps when the student begins writing the response.

The next step is to outline your argument, starting with your thesis. In general, an English Language thesis requires the student to analyze an argument, either historical or contemporary. An English Literature thesis compels the student to analyze the author’s use of rhetorical devices to create a successful piece of literature. On social science exams, the student must create a thesis that his historically-sound and also uses the given sources as evidence for their argument.

Once you have created a thesis, and an outline, you are ready to begin writing your paper. Good luck!

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About Rachel

I have always been a proud “nerd.” When I could, I always helped my friends with their homework because I just loved to teach them how to think about the world differently. In particular, history and writing have always been my specialties. When I was a little girl, my aspiration was to one day be a history professor! I hope to begin Master’s classes in the field of education and continue to be fascinated by changing technology in the classroom and different ways of engaging my students’ creativity!
Honors and awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors in History Honors Program at Emory, Recipient of the Theodore H. Jack Award, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List at Emory.
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AP Exams-What is a DBQ?

When you first begin writing, it is hard enough to formulate an argument and back it up with evidence. Synthesizing information is not something that comes very easily to high school writers. I remember when I was assigned my first Document Based Question (DBQ), and I was anxious about where to begin. Luckily, my teachers had effective lesson plans, and I understood how to write a DBQ after some time and practice. In this blog post, I will explain what a DBQ is and why it is on several AP Exams, in order to show parents and students that this exam question is actually easier than the others!

Document Based Question may seem like a vague term. You may be wondering: what kind of documents is this title referring to? What kind of prompt will I have to answer? How can I get the most points on this part of the exam? I will try to answer these questions for you in this blog post!

The title of the essay question format, Document Based Question, actually refers to documents. These documents are pieces of historical or contemporary news articles, historical sources like diaries, letters or legal documents, pictures, maps, political cartoons, and many other types of documents. Instead of having to come up with your own reasons why your argument is correct, you are given evidence by the College Board on this part of the exam. This evidence should guide your thesis and the rest of your essay. You should always go through the documents thoroughly, in order to see how you should compose your thesis.

Usually, prompts on AP English Language and Composition Exams ask questions about contemporary issues and ask students to formulate arguments about these issues. For example, a popular AP English Language exam question focuses on the ramifications of social media on society. This is different from the prompts a student will be assigned on Social Science Exams, which pose questions that pertain to the subject matter of the course.

On AP US History exams, you are required to use at least six documents in your analysis, while on AP English Language and Composition exams, you are required to use just three. Depending on the exam, the number of documents needed in the analysis changes, so be sure to ask your teacher or tutor about the specifics of your exam. By correctly analyzing the documents and using more than the specified number of documents on your exam, you will gain extra points on that portion of the essay.

You may still have questions about why this type of essay exam is important to assess your knowledge of the course, especially after completing an entire multiple choice portion of the exam prior to this. DBQs are important because they require the high-level analysis that the College Board cannot judge just from the multiple choice portion of the exam. In addition, DBQs are important because these questions are the most like those you will find in a real college end-of-term exam. In fact, in humanities courses in many colleges, multiple choice exams are rarely used. Professors more than likely will require students to write essays in class in order to pass their class’s final!

My next blog post will focus on how to write a DBQ. Stay tuned for more info!

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About Rachel

I have always been a proud “nerd.” When I could, I always helped my friends with their homework because I just loved to teach them how to think about the world differently. In particular, history and writing have always been my specialties. When I was a little girl, my aspiration was to one day be a history professor! I hope to begin Master’s classes in the field of education and continue to be fascinated by changing technology in the classroom and different ways of engaging my students’ creativity!
Honors and awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors in History Honors Program at Emory, Recipient of the Theodore H. Jack Award, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List at Emory.
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Ace Your AP United States History Test

The second-most popular Advanced Placement Exam in 2013 was Advanced Placement United States History, which was just slightly less popular than the Advanced Placement English Language Test.[1] The course’s curriculum introduces the student to the US’s major historical themes and events. Because this class is widely taken among AP students, this post will focus on some advice that I normally give my students to prepare for the exam.

A good AP United States History test student should be attentive in class and write detailed notes during their teacher’s lecture. The teacher is an expert on American history and can provide many major insights and analyses that you will not necessarily get when reading the textbook that accompanies the class. United States History is a discipline with varying opinions and emphases on differing events.

A teacher may have done in-depth research into the Proclamation of 1763 and its ramifications for the United States, and therefore can provide the student with insights that may not be found in a typical textbook. Their research will enrich a student’s understanding of the event that can be later written on the AP US History Essay portion of the exam. Moreover, tutors like me who were United States History majors may also have done intense research into American History topics, and can add analytical perspectives to a student’s understandings of US History that could not necessarily be found in any textbook or Prep-book.

That is not to say that the student should not read the textbook, they certainly should. Reading the textbook will help the student to understand the narrative arc of United States History. In fact, I often advise students to read their chapters more than once before the AP Exam, because it will help them remember the sequence of major events. While reading their textbook, they should take special note of any pictures or documents in the textbook, because these primary sources will likely be referenced in either the Multiple Choice or the Essay Portion of the exam. It may be helpful for the one to write an analysis of several of these primary sources as practice for the AP Exam’s questions of interpretation.

Students should also try to immerse themselves into US history. They should read classic American history novels, like The Scarlet Letter, Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Great Gatsby. By understanding the characters found in these books, students will have a greater personal grasp of history.

If you take these steps, you too will be prepared to ace your AP US History Test!

[1] “10 Most (and Least) Popular Advanced Placement (AP) Subjects.” Education by the Numbers.org. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2016. <http://educationbythenumbers.org/content/10-least-popular-advanced-placement-ap-subjects_930/>.

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About Rachel

I have always been a proud “nerd.” When I could, I always helped my friends with their homework because I just loved to teach them how to think about the world differently. In particular, history and writing have always been my specialties. When I was a little girl, my aspiration was to one day be a history professor! I hope to begin Master’s classes in the field of education and continue to be fascinated by changing technology in the classroom and different ways of engaging my students’ creativity!
Honors and awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors in History Honors Program at Emory, Recipient of the Theodore H. Jack Award, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List at Emory.

 

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Preparation for AP Exam Essays

Six years ago, when I was in an AP English Language and Composition class in high school, in-class essays were the bane of my existence. The difficulty stemmed from the intense and frequent AP English Language and Composition practice test essays that we completed in class. There were so many, and we had to complete these practice essays at least once a week! However, as much as I despised doing these weekly practice essays, I completely understood why my teacher imposed these assignments on our class. The assignments were necessary to us to become fluent writers.

Six years later, I recommend to my students that they write as much as possible. I tell my students that it doesn’t matter what he or she is writing about at first. My goal is to have my students become comfortable processing their thoughts through the written word. The practice of writing habitually—in a journal, blog, or a letter to a friend—will furnish the student with the ability to apply thought to the page. When the student becomes   used to string-of-consciousness essay writing, the essay portion of the exam would not seem as frightening or insurmountable.

I also advise students to regularly write about the subjects they are studying in school, as writing out the ideas on paper will help them to remember information that could appear on tests. Keeping a journal or detailed notes about what is going on in class will definitely help the student to be able to work out intricate ideas and analysis through writing. Later on, this experience with analysis will also help students to ace their exams.

When a student takes an  AP exam with a writing component, they should prepare before writing. Some teachers and tutors suggest that students follow formulaic pre-planning steps, such as creating bullet points or clustering ideas. Both of these methods involve brainstorming. In the bullet points method, the student can jot down ideas and  keep these ideas in order by putting a bullet point in front of each separate idea. In a similar exercise, a student can create a cluster of related ideas separated by circles. After this brainstorming exercise, the student can then begin the outline for the paper with a thesis and a topic sentence for each paragraph.

Despite the importance of pre-planning, the ability to process thought into words is arguably the most important step to achieve high marks on the AP Exam Essays. Pre-planning can only take the student so far; if a student knows how to turn thought into prose, he or she will most definitely succeed. Writing practice will prepare the student to answer all necessary components of the essay prompt with style and efficiency to well in their preparation for AP Exam Essays.

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About Rachel

I have always been a proud “nerd.” When I could, I always helped my friends with their homework because I just loved to teach them how to think about the world differently. In particular, history and writing have always been my specialties. When I was a little girl, my aspiration was to one day be a history professor! I hope to begin Master’s classes in the field of education and continue to be fascinated by changing technology in the classroom and different ways of engaging my students’ creativity!
Honors and awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors in History Honors Program at Emory, Recipient of the Theodore H. Jack Award, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List at Emory.
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Get a Head Start with the CLEP Exam

Students and their parents are usually aware of the Advanced Placement Program. The Advanced Placement Program is taken as a high school class, either in school or online. Through this class, the student learns a subject at the introductory College level. Students can take as many Advanced Placement or “AP” classes as their schools allow. Some schools offer AP classes to only Juniors and Seniors, while other schools offer these classes to students as freshman. The allure of the AP class is that the student–if they do well enough–can earn credit toward their college degree. This can come in handy when you’re trying to get ahead in college, especially if the student wants to graduate early. Sometimes AP credit comes in handy when a student has a heavy course-load and would rather take only three advanced-level classes in a semester, instead of four. There are all kinds of reasons why AP Scores can make your life easier as a college student. Two advantages of AP Credit are earlier enrollment times and placing out of General Education Requirements.

While the AP Exam is an excellent program to introduce you or your student to college-level work, there are other ways to earn college credit while still in high school! One of these methods is through taking the CLEP Exam (College Level Examination Program). The CLEP Exam offers 33 Exams in many of the same areas that the AP Exam covers, but the student is not required to take the class for the exam. The student can independently study for the exam, take the exam, and then use the exam toward gaining college credit!

So what does this mean for the student? Oftentimes, students struggle in the AP classes that their schools offer, and this may be a good alternative to gaining college credit while still in high school. Because the student does not have to take the AP Class, they could take an Honors-level class or a regular class and maintain their GPA. That way, the student wouldn’t have unnecessary stress levels trying to complete the rigor of work in the AP Class. On the other hand, many students take the CLEP Exam if their school does not offer the AP class on-site. For example, some schools may not offer AP German, but there is a CLEP Exam in that area, so the student can still take that exam for College credit if it is an exam that interests them!

As for non-traditional degree seekers, CLEP exams remain the best source to finally get your degree! The CLEP Exams can cover almost all introdu

ctory-level classes in college. By taking these exams, you can really get a foothold in finally graduating and moving forward in your career. More Information here on the exam  https://clep.collegeboard.org/overview/collegecredit

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions about the CLEP Exam, feel free to email me at rachelsstuart@gmail.com.

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I have always been a proud “nerd.” When I could, I always helped my friends with their homework because I just loved to teach them how to think about the world differently. In particular, history and writing have always been my specialties. When I was a little girl, my aspiration was to one day be a history professor! I hope to begin Master’s classes in the field of education and continue to be fascinated by changing technology in the classroom and different ways of engaging my students’ creativity!
Honors and awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors in History Honors Program at Emory, Recipient of the Theodore H. Jack Award, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List at Emory.
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Are You Ready for the Redesigned SAT?

The SAT as we know it is changing and the redesigned version will be introduced to the public in the spring of 2016. College bound students and especially current 10th grade students should pay special attention to how the changes will affect them. The College Board is working hard to keep students and families informed and has a comprehensive website detailing the changes at www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.com.

In the meantime current 10th graders (and parents) here are a few things you will want to consider:

    • The redesigned SAT is an achievement test and is more closely aligned to what you are learning in the classroom.
    • You will be the first to take the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT as juniors in October. Your performance on this test may qualify you for scholarship and other recognition opportunities. It’s important to take advantage of the summer months and early fall to practice and prepare for the redesigned test. The College Board will release a practice PSAT sometime later this month.
    • There are some key changes to the redesigned test and the list can be found on the website but two of our favorites: no penalties for wrong answers and you will now see relevant vocabulary words!
    • While the writing section is optional we suggest you opt to take it, as it should give colleges a more comprehensive view of your ability. Remember every college has different requirements so do your research.
    • Most counselors suggest students take both college admissions tests in the spring of their junior year and this will be especially important during 2015-2016. Students should attempt both the SAT and the ACT if possible to determine which is a better fit.
    • Remember that most colleges will accept either test but again, check the admission requirements for each school you are considering. Concordance information (ACT comparison) will be available in 2016.
    • Stay tuned for the SAT Guide for Students and Parents which is scheduled to be released in June 2015 for a comprehensive overview of the redesigned test.
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Five Ways Students Can Win By Taking the ACT

Students can improve ACT scores quickly with study and review. Although our course guarantee offers a 2 point improvement, we have had students improve their scores significantly (greatest improvement) from 14 to 30 with our 30 Hour test prep course. Our students have improved scores to earn scholarships and admission to the schools of their choice. The ACT exam is a straight forward exam that is based on knowledge students learn from school work, however, preparation is needed for students to familiarize themselves with the test, time is needed for academic review, time is needed to learn testing strategies and to build the speed needed for answering more questions correctly.

Students benefit from ACT Prep by reviewing English/Grammar. This knowledge is a necessary and is needed for college success. Students review grammar rules that they may have forgotten or never learned. This knowledge is needed to be able to write course papers for college academic success. Students improve writing skills. As a result of improved English/Grammar, reading skills improve as well. Reading strategies such as main idea, context clues, etc. help students with reading comprehension to improve reading scores.

Because the ACT exam is based upon academic knowledge, students do not have to master any additional strategies such as using logic to answer questions.

1. The Student Essay consists of topics pertaining to high school teenagers. Students can give their viewpoints on topics relating to their school, environment or personal lives. In addition, the essay is optional and may not be a requirement for all schools for admittance.

2. Students are not penalized for incorrect answers. It is okay to guess.

3. Students do not have to learn a massive amount of vocabulary words.

4. Since the ACT exam is based upon academic knowledge, students do not have to master any additional strategies such as using logic to answer questions.

5. The ACT Math Review can help ensure students have the foundation and skill level to master college math By reviewing math concepts, weak areas in math can be identified and students have the opportunity for remediation to help build solid skills for college success.

We recommend that students begin to prepare no later than the summer before the Junior year in high school. Summer is the best time for rising Juniors to prepare since the Junior year will be the most challenging year they have encountered thus far with AP Courses, Physics, Calculus, Trigonometry, etc. classes. Once the student has completed the course, we recommend that they follow up with consistent review and practice of released ACT exams. With time and practice, students can achieve a score of 36!

 

 

 

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Test Taking Strategies

scantron1Understanding Test Question terminology is important in comprehending test questions.
It is important to read and understand all directions to answer questions carefully and follow directions.
The following is a short review of test taking terms.

 

Contrast: Identifying differences between two or more things.
Comparison: Identifying how two or more things are alike.
Define: To give a meaning of a word.
Describe: To write about a subject using facts and details.
List: To identify items in a particular order or series.
Summarize: To describe the main idea of an event or story.
Discuss: To discuss and elaborate the ideas, facts, information and details about a topic.
Illustrate: To explain a topic using drawings, graphs, or diagrams.

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