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SAT & ACT Test Preparation
 

The SAT and ACT tests are standardized exams you will likely encounter on your journey from high school to college. Both ACT and SAT test scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges and universities will accept scores from either test, and do not favor one over the other. That said, college-bound students are increasingly taking both the SAT and ACT. Download our Fall 2020 SAT Flyer PDF >>

         

       

Get ready for your college entrance exam by attending test prep classes at FCC to gain essential tools, proven tips and important information and get ahead of the curve. Register today for test prep classes and be sure to make note of test dates while aligning your plan with college application deadlines. Additional test tips, tools & information >> 


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About the SAT Test

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. Created and administered by the College Board, the SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test featuring two sections: math and verbal (evidence-based reading and writing). The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college. The importance of SAT scores in the college application process varies from school to school. Overall, the higher you score on the SAT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you. Important SAT exam registration information >>

 
SAT Prep - Math Review
Acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance while reviewing geometry, algebra, and mathematics. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Prepare for success with individualized semiprivate sessions. Click below to learn more and register online today. 
 

SAT Prep - Verbal Review
Study vocabulary, improve reading comprehension, and acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Get ready to earn your best score with this in-depth review. Click below to learn more and register online today. 
 
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About the ACT Test

ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness solutions. 
Designed to motivate students to perform to their best ability, the ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, mathematics, reading and science. The writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score. Test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school. Learn more about the ACT Test >>

SAT/ACT Prep - Math Review
Prepare for success with individualized semiprivate sessions. Acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance while reviewing geometry, algebra, and mathematics. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Click below to learn more and register online today. 
 
SAT/ACT Prep - Verbal Review
Prepare for success with individualized semiprivate sessions. Acquire test-taking strategies for optimal SAT performance while reviewing geometry, algebra, and mathematics. Bring a calculator and the latest edition of the Barron’s SAT book to class. Homework assignments strengthen learning between sessions. Small class size ensures one-on-one instruction. Click below to learn more and register online today. 
 
 
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Test Taking Tips & Information 


Many colleges require an SAT or ACT test score as a part of the admissions process. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside high school GPAs, classes taken in high school, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and essays. The weight of scores varies in the college application process from school to school. Overall, the higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.


Why Prepare Ahead of Time? 
In short, preparing and taking a practice exam well in advance of a scheduled test date should be standard for all students looking to achieve their highest possible score. Advance practice allows students to set realistic study schedules, tackle fears, build confidence and make sure their test approach is working, while allowing enough time to make modifications as needed. Choose a test date that gives you plenty of time to study and works well with your schedule. 
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In Person Versus Online Instruction

Which is best for you? It depends on what is most important when it comes to preparing for your test. Consider your options and always remember, preparing ahead of time in either format is the best way to earn your top score.

In-Person Test Preparation
In-person preparation provides students with instructor-led tailored preparation to overcome weakness and build on strengths to ensure a student earns their best overall score.
 
xxxxx PROS CONS
     • Accountability    • Specific physical location
     • Minimized distractions    • Fixed schedule
     • Individualized instruction    • Can be costly
     • Specific explainations to problems
     • Trust builds between student & teacher
 
Online Test Preparation
Online test preparation offers students the flexibility to study on their own schedule. Students can choose from a variety of online prep options making it one of the most flexible and cost-efficient study-methods available.

xxxxx PROS CONS
     • Convenience    • Lack of face-to-face time with instructor
     • Self-paced learning    • Not personalized or tailored to specific needs
     • Affordability    • Potential outside distractions during learning 
     • Flexibility    • Requires high level of self-discipline

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Sources: collegereadiness.collegeboard.org; princetonreview.comact.orgusnews.com, blog.prepscholar.com

 

 

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