While High school can be considered some of the best days of a student’s life that rarely has little to do with their academic progress. Students know that they are expected to work hard in the classroom and because of this they often play hard outside of school. One area where your average high school student cannot afford to play around is during the preparation of any number of different standardized tests that will determine whether or not they are going on to the next phase of their education and where exactly they will continue should they want to.
The SAT and the ACT are both basically two peas from the same pod. While the requirements for attaining good scores can seem radically different they are actually quite similar in the way they measure a student’s ability to not only retain information they have learned not just in the last three years but over the entire course of their education. There are several different sections to both tests that are built to measure a student’s reading comprehension, his ability to recognize good writing and grammar from the not so good and of course math. There are also aspects of both tests that will measure whether or not a student has problem solving skills at their repertoire and to what degree these skills work in different situations.
Prepping for these tests will often seem as though you are trying to prepare for the great unknown but at the very least the books and courses that are out there to get you ready will show you not the answers on the test but hot to approach the test itself. Prepping for the ACT or SAT is more about getting your mind in the right place and practicing this technique so that when the day comes the student isn’t frozen in terror or lack of understanding.