Back to School - College Prep Genius: The Truth about ACT/SAT’s

Despite what you have heard, it is NOT too early to prepare for those ACT/SAT’s. The sooner you prepare for these tests, the sooner you can improve.  Jean Burk, the author of College Prep Genius has trained professionals to provide boot camps to learn how to break the code of the SAT’s as well as other College Prep Genius material that is available for purchase. Both her children were homeschooled and earned incredible scholarships including free college, free grad school, and free law school because of their standardized test scores.

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College Prep Genius prepares students in such a way that it does not require a high IQ, but teaches you how to use logic in eliminating wrong choice answers to get to the correct answer.  Ideally, these standardized tests are created so that students only have about 60 seconds per each question, which could not be achieved by solving each problem.  By using a logic format, students are able to quickly run through each question, so that the test can be completed quickly and accurately. One important highlight to note is that the ACT/SAT can be taken numerous times and your highest scores will be calculated.

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Here are 3 of the biggest myths you will hear or have already heard from supposed “experts” in this field.

  1. SAT vs. ACT: Which one is better?  Almost every university in the United States widely accepts both SAT and ACT results. Almost every university in the United States widely accepts both, even if a school prefers one over the other, admissions officers usually convert the scores interchangeably. The creators of both the SAT and ACT are guided by very similar philosophies: Their aim is to design an instrument to assess a student’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  2. “The PSAT is a practice SAT and is no big deal.” TRUTH/FACT: The P is for “preliminary” – not practice. It is also created by the College Board and is a scholarship contest. Score high and you (or your child!) can earn the most amazing benefits; such as full-ride, full tuition, room and board, study- abroad stipends, honors dorms, etc. This test counts in the junior year. However, not everyone knows you can take it in earlier grades to get familiar with it and work on your weaknesses. The good news is that both the SAT and the PSAT are pretty much structured in the same way with the same nature of questions. So … ACTION: If you’re studying for one, you’re studying for both. Make sure you actually do proper test-preparation. It could yield results way in excess of your expectations.
  3. “[Your child] will be just fine. They are a good student with a good GPA, honors, and AP courses.” FACT: Smart students, even valedictorians bomb the SAT all the time. Why? Because the questions are designed to purposely mislead test-takers and the wrong answers are tricky and seem appealing. To make it even more challenging, you are only given about one minute for each of the test’s challenging questions. ACTION: Don’t rely on IQ or what is learned at school to ace standardized tests. Most students approach these tests like normal school tests and not only run out of time but also are confused why these scores don’t reflect their GPAs. Students can learn to beat these tests.

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Upcoming Boot Camps 

Date: Aug. 18 and 19 Fri.-Sat.
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: The Argue Home

The Argue Home 1006 Birch Ave. Escondido, CA. 92027
Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen http://collegeprepgenius.com/teachers

Date: Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 Thur. and Fri.
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Don’t wait until the last minute. If you want your child to succeed on the ACT/SAT, then you must take action sooner than later. The longer you wait, the less time there is to improve. Jean Burk states, “If I could give you my biggest tip that will make the biggest difference to you or your child’s future (financial and academic) it would be this: Find some way— and a reputable test-prep company is the best way—to learn the very best test-taking strategies. Make test-prep an early priority and potentially save yourself years of frustration, and translate your efforts into potentially huge financial benefit. Maybe, like my two children, you or your child will get a totally free ride in the tertiary institution of their choice. Now, can you think of a better start to adult life than that?”

 

To learn how to ace the new SAT/PSAT as well as read testimonials of students who raised their tests scores from 300-600 points and received incredible scholarships, visit www.collegeprepgenius.com.

 

College Prep Genius has been featured on NBC, Fox, WE, CBS, ABC, ION, Forbes Living TV, UShop TV, TXA21, CW33, & The Homeschool Channel.

 

To find out more information, contact Jean Burk at 81-SAT-2-PREP

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