Why Summer Test Prep?
- Category: Test Prep
It’s important that students unwind during the summer! While Sophomores and Juniors de-stress, summer test prep can be an incredible boost for their college prep as they start gearing up for the ACT, SAT, and college applications.
1) Summer Test Prep Paves a Smoother Road for College Application Success
The ACT and SAT are very particular beasts with strange sets of rules and strategies. They often cause anxiety and frustration for students who haven’t prepared for them adequately. By giving your child time over the summer to learn about and prepare for these important exams, you actually alleviate a lot of future stress on the sometimes bumpy road towards college admission.
2) There Are Often Fewer Activities Get in the Way of Studying during the Summer
Summer is the perfect time to start tackling the SAT and ACT. Without classes and school sports/activities, your student should have enough free time to be able to learn some strategies and become familiar with the test(s).
3) Long-Term Accumulated Knowledge Always Trumps Cram Sessions
There is no way to cram for the SAT or ACT. They test knowledge accumulated over years of your student’s academic career. It’s the academic version of a marathon! In an actual marathon, who would come in first: an athlete who prepared and trained over time or one whose only preparation was a practice run the night before? Early action (including summer test prep) is the absolute best way to ensure the best possible test scores.
4) Working on Test Prep Over the Summer Keeps Their Minds Sharp over the Summer
Just as an athlete should keep up a light training schedule in the off season, so should students maintain their focus during the summer. High school courses are only going to become more challenging, and slacking off completely is the worst idea when you’re heading into college application season. Accordingly, SAT and ACT test prep helps to give their minds a workout, enhancing reading comprehension skills, increasing vocabulary, and honing math abilities.
5) Summer Test Prep Can Help Identify Academic Weaknesses Early
Your student should take some practice SAT and ACT tests and analyze scores for each subject area. This will help them identify their weak spots and let them know where they need to focus their efforts during the academic year.
Although the tutors at Michael Jordan College Prep are dedicated to efficient test prep, it’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute to begin. Give your student a head start by using valuable summer time. College applications will be less stressful, activities won’t get in the way of study, content has time to soak in, summer test prep will keep their brain sharp, and they’ll have a good idea of strengths and weaknesses going into the next school year. Contact us to find out more about ACT tutoring, SAT prep plans, and college admissions advice.