While we’ve touched on the subject of the new SAT before here on the College Checklist Podcast, the fact of the matter remains that I am still receiving questions from parents of juniors about the best way to prepare for the new exam.
This new test is a bad bet for this year’s juniors. Frankly, our students shouldn’t be guinea pigs and there is a very easy solution to the problem – take the ACT. Might sound too good to be true, but the solution really is that simple.
There are 4 main reasons that your students should avoid the new SAT until Fall 2016 at the earliest. I lay all 4 out, plus share some exciting announcements about 3 new ACT prep courses that we’re offering on the site now.
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4 Reasons To Avoid Taking The New SAT
About Lauren Gaggioli
Lauren Gaggioli is the founder of Higher Scores Test Prep and the host of The College Checklist Podcast. After graduating from New York University with her B.F.A. in Theater, Lauren moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. To make time for auditions during the day, she called upon her academic roots from her high school days and began tutoring the SAT and ACT. She quickly fell in love – not with the exams, but with the feeling that she was helping students put their feet on a firm path towards a big, bright future.
After 7 years working as an in-home tutor with a large test prep firm and then in her own independent tutoring company, Lauren distilled her experiences into the personalized test prep courses that are now available through Higher Scores Test Prep. Lauren’s love of teaching and compassion for what students are facing in today’s complex, competitive college admissions landscape allows her to bring a little bit of calm to her corner of the college admissions process.
4 Reasons To Avoid The New SAT
- The new SAT is untested so we don’t know the curve!
- The new SAT is unknown – for students and for test centers!
- The new SAT is more similar to the ACT than the old SAT was.
- The new SAT is going to be harder than the ACT for most students.
Solution: Take the ACT.
While there are some problems with the ACT in that we don’t have accurate prep materials from the test maker, such issues can be overcome with a solid test prep experience from someone who still regularly takes the exams – like I do!
There is no solution for an entirely unknown exam such as the new SAT, so the ACT is going to be your better bet.
New ACT Prep Courses Now Available!
As I announced in this episode, I have recently added some new ACT prep courses to the Higher Scores family. These new courses are designed to provide students and families with the flexibility both in timing and budgeting that will allow more students to take advantage of quality test prep.
If you have 6-12 weeks to prepare…
Discover the power of the ACT Complete Package.
While it takes more time than the other courses, I highly recommend taking advantage of the value of the Complete Package ACT Prep Course. In this course I marry score-specific testing strategies with in-depth academic brush-up. This course includes everything I teach my private tutoring students at a fraction of the cost.
If you have 3-5 weeks to prepare…
Get the strategies you need with ACT Quick Prep.
Designed to be completed in 3-5 weeks, my ACT Quick Prep Course is the perfect fit for students who want a full understanding of the strategies that will help them ace the ACT.
If you have less than 2 weeks to prepare…
Get the essentials with the ACT Cram Plan.
Designed to be completed in 2 weeks or less, my ACT Cram Plan will give you the quick boost you need to feel comfortable and confident on test day.
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