How do you prepare for the SAT or ACT? Here are my suggestions in a nutshell!
For the SAT use this book: 11 Practice Tests for the SAT
To study for the ACT use this: Cracking the ACT
For essay preparation, you need the book 501 Writing Prompts by Learning Express
You’ll make good use of your kitchen timer: 60-Minute Green Apple Kitchen Timer
Cut out from the book one test for each child and put their name on it so they each have their own test.
Set aside 1/2 hour per day, about 3 or 4 days a week. We did our core subjects in the morning, and SAT prep was first thing after lunch.
During each prep session, do one section of the test (each section is just 25 minutes)
Read the instructions first.
Set the timer.
Have them take the test under timed situation.
After the timer rings, have kids correct their own test packet.
Have kids review the answers to the questions they missed.
If they don’t understand the answer, they can ask dad – hahahaha! Ok, that’s how it worked in MY House anyway!
One day a week we practiced our SAT Essay skills instead of a regular English assignment
Choose a prompt from the book 501 Writing Prompts by Learning Express.
Read the prompt first.
Set the timer for 25 minutes.
Correct the essay in the evening, using the 501 Book as your guide.
For more information, these articles may help.
Essay Prep: Quick Essay Skills Earn Thanks
Test Prep. The Homeschool Advantage in SAT Tests
Essay Help: High School Essay Intensive: SAT Preparation & College Application Essay Strategies (4 DVDs & CD-Rom) by Andrew Pudewa
Have fun studying! Remember, the benefits are HUGE and can make a big difference with college scholarships!
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