Ready, Set, PLAN!

Aug 23, 2013 by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman | ACT, SAT Prep, Test Prep

Are you entering your junior or senior year in high school?  Are the SAT/ACT exams looming over your thoughts when you think of the upcoming school year?  PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!  We have some great tips to help you break down the process of taking the SAT/ACT exam and organizing your time effectively.

The first step is to research the colleges or universities in which you would like to apply.

The second step is to organize the list of schools in three categories: target, reach, safety.  A target school is one that you would be happy to receive acceptance.  This is a school that has your program and one that you could see yourself attending, such school may even be your top choice for a college.  A reach school is one that maybe accepts a slight higher standardized testing score or a few more requirements than other schools (a higher standard).  You would be applying to this school knowing it is a bit of a stretch but willing to take the chance anyway!  Finally, a safety school is one that you feel you could attend if the other two categories fell through.  This school may be a community college or a university with less requirements that the other categories.

Lastly, Once you know your three schools of focus (target school, reach school, and safety school) you are ready for the next step!  Check out the testing dates for the SAT or the testing dates for the ACT .  This will give you the last bit of information that you need in order to plan our your preparations for the test!  Once you have chosen a testing date, begin studying with friends or a tutor to provide yourself with experiences to be best prepared to tackle the test.

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