Posts Tagged ‘test prep for SAT and ACT’

Test Optional: Why the SAT and ACT are a Bonus for College Admissions

January 21, 2023

Students who submit good test scores for college admission have a slight advantage over those who do not. Test scores help to support a student’s academic record and are a factor that will be considered at any test-optional school. If not used for admission, test scores are sometimes required for merit scholarships. For this reason, I recommend students take both the SAT and ACT to determine which test is best for them. Then, they should retake that test again. Students can practice on their own, but many don’t. That is why a test-prep class is often more successful.

College Direction will begin a 6-week virtual test prep course for the SAT and ACT tests on Wednesday, February 1st. The classes will meet for six consecutive weeks. The cost is $550. Students will study content, test-taking strategies, and pacing and timing for both tests. They will also practice on real SAT and ACT tests. This class will prepare students for the Colorado public school SAT on April 12th and the national ACT test on April 15th. Most of my students prefer the ACT and do better on it than the SAT. Susie Watts is a college consultant with many years of experience preparing students for the SAT and ACT. The course is limited in size so early registration is encouraged. If interested, please email your student’s name, school, cell number and parent’s cell. Payments can be made to Venmo at Sarah-Watts-15.


Does test prep for the SAT and ACT really work?

August 6, 2012

Most students will improve their test scores on the SAT and ACT by taking advantage of some good test prep.  Why is test prep necessary?  These tests are like a marathon.  They require both mental and physical preparation.  Students can’t expect to just walk into the test center and hope to do well.

There are pros and cons to the various test prep methods available.  The important thing is to find what works best for your families’ schedule, finances, and your child’s learning style.

Test scores on the SAT and ACT are important.  They are often used for college admission, scholarships, and honors programs.  Sometimes a small improvement in test scores can help students have more options for college.