The Busy Academic Year
The school year is well underway, and your student couldn’t be busier with all the demands of tough academics and extracurricular activities. All the hustle leaves little time to prepare for what may be the most important test of your student’s high school years – the SAT.
Holiday Breaks and the SAT
Because of the brief downtime they offer, Holiday and summer breaks are a great opportunity to focus on preparing for the SAT and ACT. If your student budgets just an hour a day during the break, he can learn the most important of the SAT/ACT techniques and can easily identify his strengths and weaknesses.
Start off by buying the College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide, which is by far the best test prep resource on the market. Inside are directions for taking a timed test. Once your student takes and scores this test, she will know which subject areas are strengths and which she could use a little work in.
Next you can seek out a prep resource tailored to your student’s unique needs. I like Acing the SAT Math I for math, and Up Your Score for writing. Have your student begin to work through the problems in one of these books.
Finally, seek the help of a qualified, experienced tutor. A tutor will be able to help your student with the best resources and the best guidance as to how to tailor a study program to meet your student’s needs.