5 Types of Students ‘Who Don’t Test Well’ and Practical Solutions

5 Types of Students ‘Who Don’t Test Well’ and Practical Solutions

Why is it that so many strong students do not get ACT or SAT test scores that are commensurate with their performance at school?  Over the years. I have encountered this challenge with many students. Obviously, tutoring for the exams helps – in many cases, dramatically - but let’s understand what’s really going on when this is a frustrating reality for students: 1.Students approach studying for the exam the same way they approach studying for a school test. This can’t work, as the SAT math, for example, is not strictly a math test but an exam covering several areas and levels of APPLIED math concepts, in no particular order. SOLUTION: Students will come to understand the format of the exam by taking numerous practice tests. They then need to look at their mistakes and figure out where their thinking went ‘wrong’ that led to selecting the incorrect answer or ‘distractor’ and it’s officially labeled. Learning new strategies to read more critically and problem solve more methodically will...
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The College Experience: What’s Personality Got To Do With It?

The College Experience: What’s Personality Got To Do With It?

Try and find someone whose personality tilts entirely introverted or extroverted and Carl Jung – the Swiss psychiatrist and Go-Daddy of Personality Type Theory would claim that such a person would be insane. The truth is, we are all a bit of both. (Not insane, mind you – rather, we all do Extroverted and Introverted things. But we usually do not do them with equal comfort. Most of us have a preference for one or the other. Jung observed that we all live in two worlds: The outer world of things, people, and events. (Extroversion) and… The inner world of our own thoughts, feelings, and reflections. (Introversion). To unpack the essence of Jung’s theory and value in understanding human behavior, I take you to the complexity of the college classroom, where students of all backgrounds and personality types merge to learn and interact. But least we think students who lean toward the Introspective zone are in the minority – the actual consensus is that anywhere...
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