Americans love aspirational brands, the ones that inspire us to dig deeper than we ever thought possible to break the barriers that constrain us from our best–the best–performance humanly possible. And messages like these, along with the Olympian ambitions they ignite, deserve praise for portraying in poetic, primal fashion the commitment, focus, and sacrifice required
High stakes standardized tests induce stress in most people. They always have (particularly among the unprepared) and likely always will. One eternally effective way to deal with anxiety and uncertainty is through humor, which creates a distance between the sufferer and the stressful situation. In 2017, most people seem to respond to both profound trauma
We often hear from parents (and sometimes even students) wondering what can be done ahead of time to prepare for the SAT & ACT. In these cases, “ahead of time” is measured not in months but in years. Since preparation and planning go hand in hand, such early ambition deserves praise along with prudent advice.
Author Neal Shusterman commented that the measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end. This quote would definitely resonate with your average high schooler, especially the reference to tests and suffering! But standardized test season begins in earnest once school starts, and
Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT would be a whole lot easier if we were allowed to bring them home to take at our leisure. Unfortunately, these anxiety-provoking exams are defined in part by their stringent time limits. The minutes allotted per section often seem insufficient compared to the number and complexity of questions
September 14, 2017 by Mike Bergin
The best way to get much better at the SAT or ACT is to harness the power of deliberate practice to improve incrementally until you reach your score goals. Commit to preparation and make prep a priority for two to three months before your target test. Make sure you’re using official practice tests and the