Written by Dr. Kuni Beasley
Taken from Practical Homeschooling Magazine #107
January/February/March 2013 Edition
1. First Impression. The more competitive the college, the more test scores are used to separate the GREAT students from the good students.
2. Use the SAT & ACT Websites. (Collegeboard.org & ACT.org) There is a 50-point difference on the SAT between students who use the website and those who don’t (out of 800 maximum points)! For the ACT, there is a 5-point difference (of of 35 maximum points). As a minimum, we recommend a thorough trip through the websites, including taking the practice questions.
3. Not Academic Tests. The PSAT, ACT & SAT are not academic tests. They are tests of reasoning ability and problem-solving ability. Until recently, the SAT published on their website that the SAT was a test of “Reasoning Ability”. The ACT is not much different. (more…)