South Brunswick High School College Testing Night Presented

South Brunswick High School College Testing Night Presented

South Brunswick High School College Testing Night Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 1 AGENDA 1 Whats are these tests? 2 Strategies and sample problems 3 How The Princeton Review can help TEXT YOUCAN TO 877877 to get a discount code and keep up-to-date on college admissions and testing Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com

800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 2 WHAT ARE THE ACT & SAT? Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 3 WHAT DO THESE TESTS MEASURE? Admission tests.. True False measure intelligence? can be used to award aid? reflect your GPA in high school? predict your college GPA? can be prepared for? should be prepared for? test what youve learned in HS?

Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 4 Who Takes the SAT & ACT? High School Students! Typically Junior Year or Early Senior Year Historically SAT vs ACT Geographically Driven Now more evenly distributed across the US* Accepted equally by basically every college Class of 2017 1.8 million SAT (1.7 million New SAT)1 2,030,038 ACT2 1https://reports.collegeboard.org/sat-suite-program-r esults/class-2017-results SAT & ACT Students and Products 2 - https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/ unsecured/documents/cccr2017/ Who Takes the SAT & ACT?1

SAT & ACT Students and Products 1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT STUDENTS OFTEN STRUGGLE WITH ACT/SAT STANDARDIZED TESTS TIMING/NUMBER Race against the clock OF QUESTIONS CONTENT Covers years HIGH SCHOOL EXAMS Done in plenty of time! Covers chapters TESTS Stress test alert! What have you learned recently ESSAY READING WRITING/ ENGLISH Limited time OMG! 1 minute left already! Hours & Weeks Take your time Grammar has much less

emphasis Grammar rules MATH Tricky and comprised of 4+ years; Straight forward and generally all or nothing focused on 1 year; do your best GRADING Machine Human WHAT IS ON THE ACT & SAT? Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 8 ACT TESTS AT-A GLANCE

SAT Format Exclusively multiple choice Mostly multiple choice Content areas English, Math, Reading, Writing, Science Math, Reading, Writing Scoring per section 1 36 200 800 Timing

2:55 (3:35) 3:00 (3:50) # of Question s 215 154 ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which is not affiliated with The Princeton Review. . Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 9 SAT SECTION-BY-SECTION Reading W&L Math (No calculator) Math (calculator) Essay (optional) 65 minutes 35 minutes 25 minutes 55 minutes

50 minutes 52 questions 44 questions 20 questions 38 questions 1 essay Total with Essay 3:50 154 questions Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 10 ACT SECTION-BY-SECTION English Math Reading Science Writing (optional essay) 45 minutes 60 minutes 35 minutes 35 minutes

40 minutes 75 questions 60 questions 40 questions 40 questions 1 essay Total with Writing 3:35 215 questions Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 11 SAT SCORING MATH EVIDENCE-BASED READING AND WRITING 200 800 TOTAL 400 1600

ACT SCORING ENGLISH MATH READING SCIENCE WRITING (ESSAY) COMPOSITE Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 200 800 1-36 1-36 1-36 1-36 2-12 1-36 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 12 WHAT ABOUT THE ESSAY? Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx

Fewer than 30 schools require the essay Harvard will no longer require the ACT or SAT essay for students, starting with the class of 2023 (entering in 2019) We recommend you take the essay, but dont sweat it! princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 13 WHAT IS A GOOD SCORE? Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 14

WHERE YOUR SCORES CAN TAKE YOU SCHOOL SAT* ACT* Harvard MIT Stanford Arizona State UC, Berkeley Penn State University (University Park) 1550 1560 1530 1220 1440 34 34 33 26 32 1220 27 * SAT scores are reflective of the Critical reading and Math scores. The data is self-reported from the schools and represents data during the 2015-2016 school year. * ACT scores are self-reported from the schools and represent data during the 2015-2016 school year.

** Average merit award for qualifying individuals provided by schools. Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 15 HIGH SCORES CAN LEAD TO SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS SCHOOL SAT* ACT* AVG. MERIT AWARD** Santa Clara University 1380 31 $18,264 Dickinson College 1350 31

$16,952 University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1270 29 $16,455 Quinnipiac University 1100 25 $17,000 University of Maine 1100 24 $10,800 Saint Louis University 1070 23 $16,794

* SAT scores are reflective of the Critical reading and Math scores. The data is self-reported from the schools and represents data during the 2015-2016 school year. * ACT scores are self-reported from the schools and represent data during the 2015-2016 school year. ** Average merit award for qualifying individuals provided by schools. Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 16 Can scores improve? Score Improvement with work SAT Prep with Khan Academy1: 0 hours = 60 point increase 6 hours = 90 point increase 20 hours = 115 point increase SAT Suite (PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10/11, SAT)2: 30% of Juniors (Class of 2019) who took PSAT as Sophomores increased score by 100+ points 34% of Seniors (Class of 2018) who took PSAT as Sophomores increased score by 100+ points SAT & ACT Students and Products 1https://reports.collegeboard.org/sat-suite-program-r esults/class-2017-results 2https://reports.collegeboard.org/sat-suite-program-r Should I Retest?

Score Improvement with retakes ACT1 45% took test multiple times 57% improved score Superscoring!2 Schools will take the best individual section scores and combine them Date Verbal Math Total October 640 530 1170 December 590 600 1190 Superscore! 640

600 1240 90% of schools superscore the SAT 68% of schools superscore the ACT SAT & ACT Students and Products 1 - https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/ unsecured/documents/2016-Tech-BriefMultipleTesters.pdf 2https://princetonreview.blog/2018/06/14/which-sch ools-superscore-the-act-and-why-more-should PREPARATION AND PLANNING ARE KEY Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 19 THESE TESTS REQUIRE TESTING SAVVY Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW

800-2REVIEW 20 PEOPLE ARE PREDICTABLE COWS PRODUCE MILK COWS DRINK WATER Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 21 TEST WRITERS EXPECT YOU TO RESPOND IN A PREDICTABLE WAY If a store raises the price of an item by 20%, then decreases the new price by 15%, what was the percent change in the price of the item? Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 22

STRATEGY: SAT PACING 540 26 correct 58 attempted 32 incorrect 26 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 40 35 45 50 55 58 610 580 38 attempted: 30 correct

+4 20 guesses 30 34 0 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx 5 10 15 20 25 30 princetonreview.com 35 40 45 50 55 58

800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 23 20 30 correct 60 attempted30 incorrect 30 ACT PACING 0 10 5 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50

55 60 24 22 10 15 guesses +3 incorrect 45 attempted: 35 correct 35 38 0 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx 5 10 15 20 25 30 princetonreview.com 35

40 45 50 55 60 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 24 THE RIGHT COACH MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 25 THE RIGHT PREP MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 26 WHAT ARE SOME COMMON MISTAKES? Answering questions too quickly Careless answers Doing work in your head Misreading the problem Dont understand what to do Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 27 Princeton Review Methods ACT SAMPLE PROBLEM 10 If Claire is C years old and is 6

years younger than Alan, 16 in terms of C, how old will Alan be in 3 years? 19 Target Answer 10 A. C-6 = 4 STRATEGY: PLUGGING IN B. C-3 = 7 C. C+3 = 13 D. C+9 = 19 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 28 SAT SAMPLE PROBLEMS Process of Elimination Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx

princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 2014 The College Board 29 SAT MATH SAMPLE PROBLEM QUESTION #15 Which if the following is equivalent to A) a2 + b 2 B) a +b 4 2 Lets make: a = 3 and b = 2 ( b a+ 2 C) 2

2 ) ( ) ( ) () a2 + ab + b2 2 2 D) a2 + ab + b2 4 ? 2 3+ 2 2 2 3+ 1 4 2 = 16 (This will be our target.) Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW

800-2REVIEW 30 SAT MATH SAMPLE PROBLEM QUESTION #15 Which if the following is equivalent to A) a2 + b2 = 32 + 22 = 9 + 2 = 11 2 2 B) a2 + b2 = 32 + 22 = 9 + 4 = 9 + 1 = 10 4 4 4 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx Lets make: a = 3 and b = 2 ( b a+ 2 ) 2 ?

= 16 (This will be our target.) C) a2 + ab + b2 = 32 + 6 + 22 = 9+3+2 = 14 2 2 2 2 D) a2 + ab + b2 = 32 + 6 + 22 = 9+6+1 4 4 = 16 princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 31 WHO NEEDS SUBJECT TESTS? ACT SAT Most 4-year public Most 4-year private

Highly selective 4year colleges Subject Tests TOEFL Community Colleges For-profit Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 32 Some highly selective schools will require 1 or 2 of these one-hour tests.

There are some schools that will accept ACT in lieu of both SAT and Subject Tests. The science SAT Subject Tests (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are very difficult and often test topics that students do not see in their regular classes at school. Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 33 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com Subject Tests 50 %ile 75 %ile U.S. History 647

730 World History 626 720 Literature 612 700 Math Level I 605 700 Math Level II 694 790 Ecological Biology 617 700 Molecular Biology

648 740 Chemistry 665 760 Physics 664 760 Chinese - Listening 759 800 Spanish - Listening 669 760 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 34 BIOLOGY: E OR M?

E = Ecology Questions focus on ecology, evolution, and diversity. M = Molecular Questions focus on biochemistry, cellular structure, and processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis. Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 35 SUBJECT TEST TIMELIN E Best time to take is the spring just as you are finishing the subject in school. If an AP falls in the first week of May, take the corresponding Subject Test in May. If the AP is in the second week of May, take the Subject Test in June. Good idea to prepare for AP and Subject Test at the same time.

ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which is not affiliated with The Princeton Review. . Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 36 SOME A.P. FACTS: Presented by: xxx Presented xxx Chris Piane Presented by: xxxby: xxx princetonreview.com IN 2016, MORE THAN 4.7 MILLION AP EXAMS WERE TAKEN, BY OVER 2.6 MILLION STUDENTS. AP SCORES RANGE FROM 1 TO 5: ONLY 39.8% OF PHYSICS 1 STUDENTS SCORED A 3 OR HIGHER IN 2016 BUT 81.1% CALCULUS BC STUDENTS SCORED A 3 OR HIGHER

800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 37 SOPHOMORES: PREP SUMMER BEFORE JUNIOR YEAR ACT Summer between sophomore and junior year focus September ACT PSAT PREP Summer SAT focus October Summer between sophomore and junior year

October SAT PSAT Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx ACT SAT Winter PREP Spring Fall ACT SAT Winter princetonreview.com Summer June December PREP PREP

PREP Summer June PREP Fall August December Spring Summer 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 38 JUNIORS: PREP AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE ACT October February PSAT ACT focus

PREP Fall April August ACT SAT PREP PREP Winter Spring Summer Fall prep October SAT March PSAT focus

SAT Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx Winter September SAT ACT PREP PREP Fall June Spring princetonreview.com PREP Summer Fall 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 39 THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO PREP

and we can help! Take a class Buy a prep book Take a practice test Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx Self-prep online Work with a tutor princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 40 GETTING INTO COLLEGE IS ABOUT MORE THAN TEST SCORES Z GREAT GRADES 3. 8 GREAT TEST SCORES

GREAT APPLICATION S 145 0 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 41 TEST PREP WITH OPTIONS FOR EVERY SCHEDULE AND BUDGET Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 42 Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx

princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 43 PROGRAM ELEMENTS The Princeton Review Self-Paced Khan Academy Practice questions Yes Yes Video lessons Yes Yes Test-taking strategies Yes No Focus on score improvement

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[email protected] 848-229-9978 (direct line) princetonreview.com & 800-2REVIEW TEXT YOUCAN to 877877 to get a discount code and keep up-to-date on college admissions and testing /ThePrincetonReview @ThePrincetonRev ThePrincetonReview 2016 TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Test names are the registered trademarks of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with The Princeton Review. Presented by: xxx xxx Presented by: xxx xxx princetonreview.com 800-2REVIEW 800-2REVIEW 48

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