Registration Deadline for the November 3, 2012 SAT

If you are planning to take the November 3rd SAT, the registration is today. Go to the College Board website and register now. Seniors, this may be your last chance to get those scores in to your colleges. Do not delay any longer!

College Board Registration for November 3, 2012: Register Here.

Late registration for the November 3, 2012 is open until October 19, 2012. Additional fees are required and the school of your choice is never guaranteed.

International Student SAT Registration – November SAT

International students planning to attend an American university and needing the November SAT must register with their representative today, not later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time, September 25, 2012. Those planning to self-register can wait until the October 4th registration deadline.

The Right Path works via face-to-face online connections with foreign students as well as distant American students. The Right Path has written its own test prep manuals using the best practices from many sources and questions taken from the actual tests along with an individualized approach to maximize test results. Contact The Right Path for more information about online tutoring for distant students or to host a class within the United States.

For more information on SAT registration dates, go to the College Board website.

International students may also find this College Board site helpful.

PSAT and SAT Test Prep Sessions Now Added for October Tests

Due to requests for more classes, The Right Path is pleased to announce two additional classes now available to help students prepare for the October tests.

PSAT Test Prep

This class runs two consecutive Saturdays, October 6th and 13th, from 8:30 – 11:30 AM at the Baptist Church, Astor Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Fee $180.

Topics Covered:  Test specific strategies (including guessing, timing and pacing, order of difficulty, and more), test directions and approach to questions, a brief review of the most commonly tested academic content, and sample questions and explanations.

Register Now for your PSAT Test Prep

SAT Test Prep – One Day Workshop

This class is one day only from 3:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 2nd at the Baptist Church, Astor Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Fee $180.

With only a few days left before their final SAT, what can seniors do at the last minute to improve their scores? This class will cover test taking strategies, approach to questions, and last minute tips to boost confidence as well as a review of questions and explanations to some of the most commonly tested question types.

Register Now for the SAT One Day Workshop

 

Raising Test Scores Means Leaving Your Comfort Zone

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Just as a baby takes time to learn to stand on his own, learning SAT and ACT specific strategies take time to learn before most students are comfortable with them. Apply those strategies, even when they are difficult, before charging headlong into the questions.

If you are looking to raise your SAT or ACT test scores, one of the best things you can do is go outside your comfort zone. Strategies that have worked for the past 12-13 years of regular school testing do not always work when they are applied to standardized tests. If you want to “beat the test,” you must step outside your comfort zone. Let’s take a look at two of the reasons this is true.

  1. The SAT and ACT are timed tests. The main characteristic separating standardized tests from regular classroom tests is the extreme time constraints placed on test takers. Most students taking the SAT and ACT would significantly improve their scores if they were given an unlimited time to work the problems; however, because the tests have those time constraints, trying to answer every question often lowers scores. To beat the test, most students should count on skipping certain problems to raise their scores, but this so completely goes against everything students have been taught for many years that they rebel against doing so.
  2. Answers are meant to pull students away from the correct answer choice. Answer choices in some sections are designed as “distractors.” These are answers that look right because they remind you of something that was said in the passage or the question stem or because they remind you of something you know from outside knowledge. To “beat the test,” students must come up with their own answers first, but many rebel against this because it does require hard work at first.

So whether you are taking a test prep class or studying on your own, be sure to try new strategies and then give them enough time to really learn and be comfortable with them during practice sessions. Remember, just as a toddler learns to walk slowly in order to run, a new test taker must learn new strategies slowly in order to be comfortable with them rather than charging ahead and blindly applying the same old techniques.

Did You Know This About the College Board?

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Did You Know?

Did You Know there is More to the College Board than just testing?

  • The College Board was founded over 100 years ago and is about a lot more than just the SAT.
  • The College Board serves over 7,000,000 students and parents each year.
  • Approximately 23,000 public and private high schools across the United States use the College Board in one facet or another.
  • More than 1/2 the public schools in the country use the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • The College Board does not just test high school juniors and seniors. Actually, the College Board serves students from middle school through college.
  • In recent years, minority use of the College Board services has risen approximately 78%.
  • The College Board is also responsible for AP exams and CLEP tests.
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College Board Information:

College Board (2009). The Official SAT Study Guide. Plano, TX:  College Board Publications.
College Board (2012). Who We Serve. Retrieved from http://about.collegeboard.org/who

 

 

SAT – Who We Serve – College Board 7-26-12

Mercer University, Georgia

Mercer University is one of many that uses SAt scores as part of its admissions process. More than 75% of Mercer students score above average on the SAT.

What is The College Board?

As a not-for-profit membership association representing more than 5,900 colleges, universities and schools, the College Board leads national and international efforts to improve access to and readiness for higher education.

via Who We Serve – College Board.

The College Board is not just about standardized testing and test prep. It is a nonprofit agency that has been assisting students in their college searches for over 100 years. Today it is best known for its college admissions test, the SAT, which is used by most four year schools in the college admission’s process.

Did You Know This About the College Board?

  • The College Board assist students from middle school through college graduation as well as the counselors who work with those students.
  • The College Board works with approximately 7 million students. Most of these students are located in the United States, but international students may also choose to take the SAT if they decided to attend an American university.
  • Approximately 23,000 high schools and 3,800 colleges use the College Board’s services.
  • More than 1/2 of the public high schools in the United States are in contact with the College Board regarding the PSAT/NMSQT alone.
  • Over 3,000,000 SAT exams were administered in 2010.
  • Minorities taking the SAT has gone up 78% in recent years.

For more information, check out the College Board’s website.

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