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Students: Know standardized test strategies

While the main concern on students’ minds for typical tests may be remembering certain material that will be covered, standardized exams require them to think about specific test-taking strategies, rules, and approaches that aren’t always relevant for other exams. That said, if students go to take the SAT or ACT and have only studied content for a few days, as they would for any other exam, they may be at a disadvantage. The ACT and SAT tests are not exams where you can cram the night before and shove the material in your short-term memory. It takes weeks, months, or even years to adapt to the strategic test-taking skills required for questions that assess a very specific skill set. SciMath Education can help you prepare for your standardized exam. We offer specialized tutoring services catered to your individual needs. Contact: breanna@scimatheducation.com for more information....

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Don’t drastically change your routine

The end of the year maybe a hectic time for many high school students. Students not only are preparing for final exams, but also for the final testing sessions of the year for the SAT and ACT. The pressure is on when it comes to impressing colleges and universities with both strong test scores and GPA’s. If you are a student you may ask yourself how do I avoid letting the pressure get to me? Remember, excelling on the ACT or SAT requires a different approach than other exams, partly because of the nuances of the standardized test environment and format. Here are a few tips for students. Don’t Drastically Change Your Routine Test day for the SAT and ACT is no ordinary day, so do not make things more complicated than necessary. Remember, you are going to a new test site with unfamiliar surroundings and a new type of exam so stick with as much of your comfortable, familiar daily routine as possible to minimize fallout. Of course, some aspects of test day prevent you from treating it as a totally normal day, which is why it can help to simulate the SAT or ACT test day experience beforehand so you know exactly what you are getting into. SciMath Educations Mock Test program is a great way to go through specific procedures for the ACT or SAT, so when test day comes around you will be able to repeat those same habits, ultimately making yourself more comfortable. Register here for a mock...

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Parents: Help your child flex their math muscles

Riding a bike, swimming in the deep end, and playing an instrument are just examples of our favorite childhood activities that require practice to master. So, does math!  Brush off those negative feelings about math and instill enthusiasm. Math will play a role in your child’s life forever. As they grow, kids will learn that they are willing to work hard at something they love. It may just be math. Either way, remember that your child does not have to excel at math to enjoy it.  ...

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