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What's the best way to prepare for college entrance exams?

Hello everyone! I'll be taking the SAT/ACT soon, and I want to make sure I'm well-prepared. What are the best resources for studying, and how far in advance should I start? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're being proactive about preparing for your college entrance exams. In my experience with my own child, I found that starting early and using a mix of resources is the best approach. I would recommend beginning at least 6 months before your test date to give yourself ample time to understand the exam format, learn strategies, and practice consistently. Here are a few resources that I found helpful:

1. Official SAT/ACT prep books: These are published by the test-makers themselves, so they provide the most accurate representation of the exams. Be sure to work through the practice tests and analyze your mistakes to improve.

2. Online resources: Websites like Khan Academy offer free SAT/ACT prep material, including video lessons, practice questions, and full-length tests. You can also find helpful tips and strategies on various test prep forums and blogs.

3. Tutoring or prep courses: If you feel like you need extra support, consider enrolling in a prep course or working with a private tutor. They can help you pinpoint your weaknesses and create a customized study plan.

Good luck, and happy studying!

10 months ago

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