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Test Prep Vocabulary – nonagenarian

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  nonagenarian a person in his nineties Word Building: nona (novem) – nine (Latin) + gen (e/o) – having to do with one’s birth (genesis, generation, gene) + ian – relating to Sample Sentence: In lieu of a typical SAT sentence, today I would like to honor my Grandfather, William Slattery. Today…

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Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – mono

Today’s Root:  mono- one, only, single, sole Word Building: monotheistic – belief in the one God monotone – one tone of voice monopoly – one business Sample Sentence: There are many words using the prefix “mono.” Can you discover the meanings of monogamy, monoxide, or monopoly? What other mono– words can you figure out? photo credit

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Raising Test Scores Means Leaving Your Comfort Zone

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…

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Test Prep – Does Visualizing Success Work?

When prepping for a big test, does merely visualizing success work? Well, no of course not, but it may help. Who Visualizes Success? Many of us have heard stories of professional athletes who can see themselves hitting the ball, making the shot, or kicking the winning goal. Recently, reports surfaced of the US Olympic swim…

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Test Prep Vocabulary – agrarian

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  agrarian agrarian – having to do with the land, especially having to do with farming, the countryside, or pastoral land Word Building: agr- land (Latin) from the Latin stem or ager Sample Sentence: Many people travel great distances to enjoy the agrarian festivities of the Dutchess County Fair. photo credit

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What is a Testing Plateau?

The term testing plateau is one not many students have heard of before, but the concept of testing plateau may be one they are familiar with anyway. The term plateau brings to mind a leveling off of raised land, and a testing plateau is much the same idea. Students should take a practice SAT (called…

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Test Prep Vocabulary

  Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  tranquil tranquil – peaceful Word Building: qui, quil,quit – meaning to rest as in quiet, acquittal, or acquiesce Sample Sentence: The babysitter enjoyed the tranquility of the twins’ nap time. photo credit

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Test Scores

Need five quick ways to improve your test scores this summer? It is not that difficult so get start right away! 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…

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Test Prep Doesn’t End During Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is not the time to quit test prep. Just because school is out for the summer does not mean you should take a vacation from test prep. Most students have more free time over the summer than at any time during the school year. Even those working can usually find a few free…

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