Feel Pressed On the ACT Math and Science? No more!

Feel Pressed On the ACT Math and Science? No more!

When it comes to preparation for the SAT Math and the ACT Math and  Science, timed practice is crucial.  Unfortunately, most students  don't get nearly enough pacing practice before test day!  When getting  ready for the these tests, consider the following tips so that you don't fall behind the clock! 1. On section 3 of the SAT Math (the Non-Calculator section), students  have an average of a minute and fifteen seconds per question.  On  section 4 (the Calculator section), students will have a minute and a half per question. That isn't a lot of time! Remember:  TWO minutes is TOO much!  A student who has spent two minutes on a question is a student that needs to move ahead.  Ideally,  on the first pass of a section, students shouldn't spend more than one  minute per question. Also, they should decide within the first 15-20  seconds of reading a problem whether or not they want to commit to  that question. If they don't like it, move ahead! Exercise:  If you don't...
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Should Your Teen Take the SAT Math Level 1 or Level 2 Subject Test?

Should Your Teen Take the SAT Math Level 1 or Level 2 Subject Test?

Many students, especially those looking to study in the STEM fields,  have a hard choice to make when it comes to deciding whether to take the SAT Math Level 1 or Level 2 test.  To make this decision easier for you  and/or your child, consider the following tips: 1. Know Your Abilities: Do you have an A or B in Precalculus?  Doing well in Trigonometry?   Good with Logarithms?  If so, you at least *qualify* to take the Math Level 2.  If you haven't taken a math class past Algebra II, or your  average in Precalculus is below a B, the Level 1 is the way to go. If you haven't already acquired the skills necessary to take the Level 2,  it's highly unlikely you'll learn everything you'll need in time for  the test.  Do NOT try to cram a year's worth of material into a few  months in a desperate scramble to become Level 2 ready.  Your efforts are  best focused elsewhere. 2. Know What You...
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