SAT / ACT / GRE
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SAT$/$ACT$Math$Differences$
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➢ SAT%Math%questions%are%presented%in%word%problem...
SAT$/ACT$Prep$Verbal:$Reading$
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SAT$/ACT$Prep$Verbal:$Writing/English$
➢  SAT$$Reading$Writing$consists$of$an$Essay$in$
section$one$and$multiple$choice$qu...
SAT$/ACT$Prep$Verbal:$Other$Tips$
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Sample$Math$SAT$/$ACT$Question$
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SAT / ACT / GRE / GMAT Prep Presentation

  1. 1. SAT / ACT / GRE Prep
  2. 2. Why$Students$Struggle$with$low$SAT$&$ACT$ scores$?$ $ ➢ 11th$&$12th$graders$taking$a$test$on$9th$&$10th$ grade$material.$ ➢ Start%early%in%10th%grade%Test%1%+%11th%grade%for% Test%2%&%possibly%Test%3% $ ➢ High$GPA$≠$High$SAT$scores.$$Most$High$ Schools$are$NOT$College$Prep,$but$Diploma$ Prep$ ➢ Take%a%Prep%class,%to%help%you%understand%the% tricks%&%develop%strategies%for%the%SAT/ACT%!!
  3. 3. $Things$that$Increase$your$Student’s$Scores.$ $➢  Start$early,$you$only$have$10th$&$11th$grade;$consider$11th$ grade$your$last$year$of$High$School$ ➢ The$Material$on$the$ACT$&$SAT$is$9th$&$10th$grade$content,$ so$you$want$your$student$taking$the$test$when$they$still$ remember$the$material.$ ➢  Take$a$Prep$course$ ➢ Students$who$take$a$good$prep$course$know$exactly$what$to$ do$&$NOT$to$do$on$each$Test$i.e.$SAT:$don’t$answer$every$ question,$focus$on$the$ones$you$know$|$ACT:$answer$all$ questions.$$ ➢ A$Prep$course$also$makes$sure$your$student$actually$sits$ down$each$week$and$studies$just$for$the$test.$ ➢ Online$prep$is$ineffective$and$students$can’t$interact$with$ instructor.$
  4. 4. $Things$that$Increase$your$Student’s$Scores.$ $ ➢ Expose$Students$to$the$questions$on$the$ test$everyday.$ ➢ Subscribe$to$an$Online$SAT$Course$$ $http://youtu.be/VEBuZQ4asAg?t=3m1s$ ➢ Plan$to$take$the$test$2$to$3$times$ ➢ As%the%student%gets%more%familiar%with%the% pace%and%conditioning%from%prior%testing%&% prep%courses,%they%score%better%because%they% can%better%deal%with%the%4%hour%stress.%
  5. 5. SAT$/$ACT$Math$Differences$ ➢ SAT$Math$:$Basic$Arithmetic$to$Algebra$2$ ➢ SAT%Math%questions%are%presented%in%word%problem%form.%%The%student’s% critically%thinking%ability%to%problem%solve%is%the%goal%of%the%test.% ➢ The%SAT%questions%are%shorter%20%–%25%min%sections%when%compared%to% longer%60%M75%min%sections%on%the%ACT.% $ ➢ ACT$Math$:$Basic$Arithmetic$to$Trigonometry$ ➢ The%ACT%feels%like%an%advanced%High%school%graduation%test%in%Math,% English%&%Science.$ ➢ The%ACT%is%a%fast%paced%test,%with%60%questions%in%60%mins%on%the%Math% section.%$ ➢ The%ACT%has%a%Science%section;%simply%English%comprehension%with% scientiRic%facts.% $ ➢ On$the$ACT:$Answer$every$question$$ ➢ On$the$SAT:$Be$more$selective.$You$loose$points$for$wrong$ multiple$choice$answer$on$the$SAT.$
  6. 6. SAT$/ACT$Prep$Verbal:$Reading$ ➢  SAT$$Reading$section$test$$is$more$vocabulary$ based.$$There$will$be$a$lot$of$obscure$and$foreign$ words.$$$ ➢  ACT$One$Reading$Section$with$four$different$ passages$taken$from$`iction,$social$science,$ humanities,$and$natural$science.$ ➢  Both$have$questions$that$ask$about$ideas$directly$ stated$in$the$passage$and$also$about$ideas$that$ they$want$you$to$infer$from$the$passage.$Testing$ reasoning$skills.$Also$ask$about$the$meanings$of$ words$within$the$context.$$ ➢  Practice$reading$unfamiliar$material$and$build$ vocabulary$daily.$ ➢  Always$refer$to$passage$for$answer$ ➢  Do$not$rely$on$prior$knowledge$
  7. 7. SAT$/ACT$Prep$Verbal:$Writing/English$ ➢  SAT$$Reading$Writing$consists$of$an$Essay$in$ section$one$and$multiple$choice$questions$in$two$ other$sections.$$ ➢  ACT$One$English$Multiple$Choice$Section$with$`ive$ different$passages$to$read$and$correct$or$edit$ underlined$portions$of$each$passage.$$ ➢  75$questions$in$45$minutes$ ➢  Essay$is$optional$and$does$not$affect$your$writing$ score.$$ ➢  Both$test$grammar$and$usage,$sentence$structure,$ writing$strategy,$organization$and$style.$$ ➢  Familiarize$yourself$with$common$errors$like$ subject$verb$agreement,$how$to$correct$run$on$ sentences$and$how$to$use$punctuation$marks.$$
  8. 8. SAT$/ACT$Prep$Verbal:$Other$Tips$ ➢  DO$NOT$pick$answers$just$because$they$look$ good.$Focus$on$what$you$know$and$use$the$ process$of$elimination$to$narrow$down$choices.$$ ➢  To$stay$focused$on$long$reading$passages$ ➢  Take$brief$notes$ ➢  Underline$or$highlight$information$ ➢  Read$the$questions$`irst$if$you$are$having$ trouble$staying$focused.$ ➢  Stop$and$ask$yourself$questions$before$ continuing$to$read$without$$understanding.$$
  9. 9. Sample$Math$SAT$/$ACT$Question$ ➢ If$rstv$=$1$and$stvu$=$0,$which$of$the$following$must$be$true?$$ A) r<1$$$B)$$$$s<1$$$$$$$C)$$$$t>1/2$$$$$$$D)$$$u$=$0$$$$$$$E)$$$v$=$0$$ $ ➢ KEY%FACT:%if%stvu%=%0,%then%one%of%the%letters%s,%t,%v%or%u%must%have%a% value%=%0% ➢ Since%rstv%=%1,%then%no%letter%r,s,t,v%is%=%0% ➢ The%only%letter%not%in%rstv%=%1%but%in%stvu%=%0%is%U% ➢ Therefore%the%answer%is%D)%U%=%0% % ➢ Work$with$the$info$given$to$you,$it’s$usually$good$enough$
  10. 10. Sample$SAT$Reading$Question$ Joshua's radical ideas were frowned on by most of his coworkers, who found them too ------- for their conservative tastes. (A) heretical (B) meticulous (C) precise (D) incoherent (E) sagacious ! ➢ This%question%is%a%logic%based%question%and%requires%you%to%understand%what%is% going%on%in%the%sentence%before%%you%can%answer%it%correctly.%% ➢ You%can%then%use%the%process%of%elimination%to%narrow%down%your%choices.%%
  11. 11. $ ➢ $Taking$a$test$on$High$School$/$ Freshman$Year$material$ ➢ Format$of$test$is$not$familiar$ ➢ Obscure$vocabulary$on$the$GRE$ Why$many$students$struggle$with$ Low$GMAT$&$GRE$Scores$ Visit  h'p://goo.gl/Bq6P5X  for  240  GRE  Prac>ce  Test  Video  Solu>ons
  12. 12. High$GPA$≠$High$GMAT/GRE$ scores.$$$$ ➢ Start%early,%junior%or%senior%year%in% College.%%Give%yourself%3%month% average%to%prepare.% ➢ The$GMAT$&$GRE$will$NOT$include$ College$content.% ➢ College%knowledge%won’t%help%with%test%prep.%% You%are%on%your%own!% $ ➢ Take%a%Prep%class,%to%help%you%understand%the% tricks%&%develop%strategies%for%the%GMAT/GRE.% Visit  h'p://goo.gl/U8LA95  for  over  400  Video  Solu>ons  of  The  Official  GMAT  Review  Textbook
  13. 13. Difference$BTW$the$GMAT$&$GRE$ ➢ I$can$take$either$GMAT$or$GRE$for$Grad$school$ ➢ Yes%and%No,%GRE%is%for%general%subject%Grad%school% and%GMAT%for%BMSchool,%but%many%BMSchools%are% now%accepting%GRE%scores%too.% % ➢ The$GRE$Math$section$is$more$ straightforward.$ $ ➢ GRE$Verbal$is$more$vocabulary$based$while$ GMAT$Verbal$is$more$logic$and$grammar$ based.$ Visit  h'p://goo.gl/Bq6P5X  for  240  GRE  Prac>ce  Test  Video  Solu>ons
  14. 14. Difference$BTW$GMAT$&$GRE$Cont..$ $ ➢ GRE$has$two$writing$assignments$you$must$ complete;$GMAT$has$one$writing$assignment.$$ ➢ GRE$allows$you$to$skip$questions.$On$the$GMAT,$$ you$must$answer$each$question$to$continue.$ Which$Test$Should$you$Take?$
  15. 15. $3$Ways$To$Increase$your$GRE$&$GMAT$ Scores$ ➢ Start$early,$give$yourself$minimum$of$ 3$months$to$prep.$ ➢ Work$to$improve$your$weak$area,$but$ don’t$neglect$your$strength$either.$ ➢ Take$a$Prep$class,$to$help$you$ understand$the$tricks$&$develop$ strategies$for$the$GMAT/GRE.$ Visit  h'p://goo.gl/U8LA95  for  over  400  Video  Solu>ons  of  The  Official  GMAT  Review  Textbook
  16. 16. Change$ Your$ Mind$
  17. 17. Resources$to$Assist$your$Student$ ➢ Prep$class$details$available$across$Atlanta$ ➢ SAT%&%ACT%Prep%Classes%@%www.successprep.com% ➢ Prep$Class$Registration$ ➢ www.successprep.com% ➢ SAT$Registration$ ➢ www.collegeboard.org% ➢ ACT$Registration$ ➢ www.act.org% ➢ Success$Prep$Contact:$404j351j4955$
  18. 18. Resources$to$Assist$your$Student$ ➢ Prep$class$details$available$across$Atlanta$ ➢ GMAT%Prep%Classes%@%www.successprep.com% ➢ GRE%Prep%Classes%@%www.successprep.com$ ➢ Online$study$Tools$ ➢ www.successprep.com% ➢ GMAT$Registration$ ➢ www.mba.com% ➢ GRE$Registration$ ➢ www.ets.org% ➢ Success$Prep$Contact:$404j351j4955$

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