May 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM
“He went from a 490 in reading on the January SAT to a 33 in reading on the ACT! We are so glad we switched!” This is just one of the reports we heard earlier this week when the ACT released results from the April testing date. If you or your child is unhappy with recent test scores, particularly on the SAT, consider the ACT alternative. Chyten’s intensive preparatory ACT process will give students the edge they need to get the score they want. The last ACT test date for 12/13 academic year is June 8 and the registration deadline is May 3, (late registration continues to May 17).
Colleges and universities throughout the United States equally accept the ACT or the SAT as part of their admission process. Nationwide more high school students took the ACT in 2012 than took the SAT. Here in New Jersey more students each year switch to the ACT.
The ACT and SAT are very different tests. To master the ACT, students must be able to process information quickly and efficiently. They must apply skills and strategies concurrently. They must make choices, calculations and even guesses with toughness, tenacity and fortitude. There is much students need to know to truly master the ACT. On the ACT, time can be the cruelest adversary of all, so strategies that save time will play a crucial role in their success.
Of the four individual tests that comprise the ACT, The Science Test is the one students seem to fear. The Science Test is about the process of acquiring information, drawing a conclusion, then assimilating new information and drawing a new conclusion. This is a natural ability for many. In fact students do this virtually every day when conducting internet searches. However, it is a skill that can be and must be fine-tuned for the ACT Science Test.
To succeed on the ACT Science Test, students must develop the ability to quickly analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources. Practicing and becoming familiar with sources such as graphs and charts is an important aspect of the preparation process. Students should also practice interpreting multiple tables, then comparing and contrasting the information presented. Further, students should develop skill in recognizing how conclusions change as new information is added.
Chyten features one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and specialized classes for students from kindergarten through College. The staff of highly educated, professional tutors is trained on the proprietary Chyten method that helps maximize success in school and scores on college entrance exams. An individualized program of study is developed for each child, which helps to motivate, challenge and get superior results. Contact Maureen McGovern at 973-564-5220, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://chyten.com/Millburn-NJ/