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How Can Parents Help Their Students Prepare for a College Readiness or AP Exam?

Why spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on individual tutoring or cost-prohibitive prep classes when a Study.com subscription offers test prep courses designed with your students in mind? Effective test prep can be the difference between a decent exam score and a GREAT exam score that leads to scholarship money and greater opportunities to attend a school of choice.

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  • Courses are self-paced. Students can prep for the exam in a timeframe that will fit with their busy schedules.
  • Students build test familiarity, pacing skills and confidence. Students learn test-taking strategies that will help them increase both speed and accuracy on exams.
  • Lessons are helpful--and fun.
  • View lessons for specific sections. Complete the entire course or view lessons on smaller topics to assist with specific subject tests.
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About the Tests

The ACT (American College Test)

All postsecondary schools in the U.S. accept the ACT as an admissions assessment tool, and some require this or a similar assessment exam for admission. It's used to determine the knowledge level of college applicants in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, science and writing. The writing section is separate but may be required by some colleges and universities. The test is administered at testing centers in the U.S. six times between September and June and five times per year internationally.

Learn more about the ACT: www.actstudent.org

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The SAT is a college-readiness assessment tool recognized and accepted by all U.S. colleges and universities. Divided into three subject areas (math, writing and reading), the exam includes a mix of multiple-choice, essay, short answer and problem-solving questions. The SAT consists of ten 10-, 20- and 25-minute timed sections totaling three hours and 45 minutes with three breaks. One randomly selected section of the test is unscored. College Board schedules the SAT seven times a year in the U.S and six times at international locations between October and June.

Learn more about the SAT: www.sat.collegeboard.org

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About the Test

The Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Advanced Placement exams, also called AP exams, are tests that allow a person to get college credit for taking (and passing) the test. They are put out by a company called the College Board, which is the same company that puts out the ACT and SAT. The AP exams are the culmination of a year-long Advanced Placement course. Most of the exams combine multiple-choice questions with a free-response section in either an essay or problem-solving format. Advanced Placement exams are taken each year in May.

Learn more about the Advanced Placement Exams: www.apstudent.collegeboard.org

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