Preparing for college entrance exams
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THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Parents & Students will receive the course syllabus and learn about Ms. Jennifer's expectations.
THIS COURSE IS IDEAL FOR...
WHAT WILL STUDENTS LEARN?
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE
Jennifer, I want to improve my vocabulary.
How can I learn new words?
— T.L., High School for Performing and
A: Because you probably enjoy using your creativity, go beyond the flashcards. Make a word quilt. Let's say that you would like to learn the word munificent, a word you read in a magazine article. Follow these steps to fully understand the word:
|36 on the ACT|
Which do you prefer: a yawning road of boredom or a vibrant highway to success? I know that if you are a member of the Scholar Ready community, then you choose success.
Eventually, you or someone you love is going to sacrifice sleeping in on a Saturday morning (or afternoon, too) to take the SAT, ACT, or TSI. If you can read, then you have the power to transform a torpid experience into a treasure hunt. If you can read, then you have the power to answer all of the passage-based reading questions correctly.
I'm not the voice from a late night infomercial. This is for real. You can earn a perfect 36 on the Reading section of the ACT. Follow these steps, and you boost your Reading score of any standardized exam.
|1. Memorize the vocabulary in Word Smart and Word Smart 2. One test-taker learned all of the definitions and attained a perfect score on the GRE.|
|2. Each reading passage is not for enjoyment: just read it. You know how your parents are always encouraging you to read more? Well, now is not the time to become that well-read person. Don't study the nuances of the writer's language. Don't even read it for complete comprehension. Don't reread any of the words. The passage's questions (all reading comprehension) will point to what the author wants you to understand.|
|3. Read the first question.|
|4. STOP!!! Cover up the answer choices. Most of them are distractions.|
|5. Return to the passage for the answer. Hunt for the answer in the text; the answer is always there. Make up your own response to the question.|
6. Now, go to the answer choices. Find the
choice that matches your response.
|Q: My daughter is registered to take the SAT. Should she take the ACT too? Is there a difference between the tests?|
|Yes and yes. Your daughter may perform better on the ACT than the SAT. Some differences:|
|1) Extra Section: The SAT covers Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. Add a Science section, and you have the ACT.|
|2) Math: Expect straightforward Algebra, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus questions on the ACT. Study mostly Algebra I and II AND tricky test questions to do well on the SAT.|
Q: Ms. Jennifer, I'm taking the ACT in
April, and I'm focusing on the Reading
section. Your tips on the ACT are not
on the ACT"). I took a practice test,
and I just don't see how it's possible for
me to get a high score on the Reading
section. For one thing, the passages are
super boring and I ran out of time. How can
I follow those steps if I'm worried about
not finishing the exam? — Tired
Discipline is a bulwark against test anxiety. First, learn the words from the Word Smart books. Then, gather as many ACT prep books that you can buy or borrow. Pick a reading passage a slowly complete the following steps:
|1. Read the passage.|
|2. Read the question.|
|3. STOP!!! Cover up the answer choices. Most of them are distractions.|
|4. Return to the passage for the answer. Hunt for the answer in the text; the answer is always there. Make up your own response to the question.|
|5. Now, go to the answer choices. Find the choice that matches your response.|
|Be sure to repeat steps 2 through 5 with each question.|
|Practice and practice until you can answer all 40 reading comprehension questions in 35 minutes.|