Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Higher Education

How to find the best test prep for your child

See also

College admissions tests, specifically the SAT and ACT, are one of the biggest sources of stress and anxiety for high school students. Test Prep is not easy, but it is essential considering that your SAT and ACT test scores can either help or hinder your chances for college admissions and scholarships. Raising your score just a few points can sometimes make a difference. Feeling adequately prepared and more confident can help you do your best on the SAT and ACT.

Students should plan on some type of test prep for the SAT and ACT. Just as athletes practice before a big game to gain confidence and feel more skilled, test takers should practice, too: the more familiar they are with the kinds of questions they will encounter, appropriate test-taking strategies, and pacing themselves, the better their chances will be for doing well. Practice tests are the key to performing well on the SAT and ACT.

The test prep that works for one, may not work for another. If students are self-driven, disciplined, and motivated, they can probably do their test prep on their own and be successful. However, if students need a teacher and specific time to meet each week in order to prepare for the SAT and ACT, they would probably benefit from a test prep course.

Parents who are looking for a good test prep course should consider a small local company with good instruction and quality practice materials. Their courses are more reasonably priced and often prepare students every bit as well as large test prep companies. Regardless of what you have been told, read the fine print: There are no guarantees. Good test prep requires time, practice and review, but you don’t need to go broke paying for it.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!