5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Test Scores

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Read every day!

Need five quick ways to improve your test scores this summer?

It is not that difficult so get start right away!

  1. Set a Study Schedule – 20 – 30 minutes a day in test prep can boost your scores a lot so find a little time in each day and set it aside for test prep.
  2. Be Accountable – Accountability can be the difference between a successful test prep period and a lackadaisical test prep period. You may want to choose someone to help you with this. This person can be a friend ready to take the same test or an older or younger person you admire and respect who is strong enough to hold you to your test prep plans.
  3. Find a Study Buddy – My biggest criticism of the College Board’s The Official SAT Study Guide is that it does not offer explanations to test prep questions or discuss shorter methods of arriving at answers. Having someone to prep with allows you to not only compare answers, but to compare methods too.
  4. Sign Up for the Question of the Day – The Question of the Day only takes about 5 minutes each day and offers good questions in the areas of sentence completion, math, sentence improvement, and error ID. I also like the fact that you can get hints on some questions and then continue to work out the problem.
  5. Read, Read, READ! – Every day, read something just a little bit challenging. Look up words you do not know. Notice introductory sentences. Remember transitions. Ask yourself questions about what you have read. Whether you are taking the SAT or ACT, reading is an invaluable part of improving your test scores!



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