How to Use This Site |
This Web site was designed to help high school students to effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT, and to get high score on the exam. Whether you have 4 months or 2 weeks to prepare for the exam, you are the audience of this site.
If you are new to the SAT and ACT, this site will bring you a thorough understanding about the tests and put you on the way to the successful test preparation. If you have taken the SAT or ACT before, this site will broaden your knowledge and improve your testing skills for your next exam.
If you are not from the United States, but are considering attending a U.S. college or university, you are the audience of this site, too. Most of the undergraduate institutions in the U.S. require both the SAT / ACT and TOEFL (the Test of English as a Foreign Language) of international students.
It is assumed that the user of this site has a personal computer, the Internet connection, some after-school time that can be spent on the practice, and a determination of getting high scores on the SAT or ACT. Even if you are taking test preparation courses somewhere else, this Web site can still benefit you for your test preparation. Plus, practice on this site is customized, economical, and time flexible.
The site was designed to be as user friendly as it is completed. Its design is contemporary and its voice is approachable. Ideally, you should take a couple of days to read the content of the "Basics", "Questions" and "Strategies" sections before starting practice.
If you are going to take the SAT, you can skip the sections about the ACT. If you plan to take the ACT, you can skip the sections about the SAT. If you haven't decided whether to take the SAT or ACT, read the "SAT or ACT?" section (follow the link at the bottom of the right menu). This section may help you to make the decision.
If you need to read a particular page, you can access the page from the manual links on both side.
If you haven't registered, click on the "SignUp" button on the top right of any page to register. If you are a registered user, go to the home page and login to the member area. For unlimited practice, click on "Payment" button after registration.
The practice area is customized to suit your specific practice needs. You can take simulation tests under timed condition, or practice any particular type of questions of which you need to improve your testing skill. Once you complete a practice segment, a customized report will generated to show your current testing results and historical testing statistics. Such information is important for you to adjust your preparation focus.
The questions you have missed will appear in your next test. If you can't get them right in the next test, they will appear again until you get them right. This function will make sure that you won't make the same mistake in the real exam. Keep it in mind that there is no other way for you to improve your SAT or ACT scores, but to practice, practice and more practice!
We strongly suggest that you go back to the "Strategies" pages once in a while during your practicing, and read the page contents again. You will have a better understanding about the strategies every time you re-read them.
Remember, short-term practice at this Web site (4 weeks or sooner) helps you correctly answer all the questions you already can. But, it is the long-term preparation (2 months or longer) that can significantly improve your test abilities so that you can answer much more questions correctly, and can have the greatest effect both on your scores and on how well you'll do in college.
Here are the things you should do:
Now, you are already on your way to the test success. GOOD LUCK to you and read on!
- Work on your long-term preparation.
- Start from the next page of this Web site and get familiar with the test.
- Make sure you understand and remember the tips and techniques at this Web site.
- Practice, practice and more practice.
- Continue to work hard in your school.