Every year, high school seniors take one of the most important exams of their three or four years: the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Both measure reading and comprehension abilities, and have similar setups with minor differences. However, both score students on their abilities, and those scores help seniors get into colleges. There is a lot of preparation that you should take before the exam, the day of, and even afterwards.
You may have heard that preparation is not necessary for a standardized exam, because the purpose of the exam is really to test the school and not the student. The exam tells officials whether the school has succeeded in teaching all of the students what they should know at this point in their lives. Whether one teacher has more students completing the exam successfully or whether one school has overall better results.
The SAT Exam costs $45. The ACT exam costs $32 – so it is cheaper UNLESS you take the ACT with the optional writing test as it then costs $47 which makes it marginally more expensive.
Don’t forget to read the candidate bulletin. It stressed the things you may or may not take with you at the testing center. Also, it will tell you all the necessary documents that you should have on you.
The first place to start is your real estate school. There should be some sort of Best SAT Prep offered to students. It may be online tutorials or practice test questions. But you want to start with your school and any free exam help that is being offered. Your State Real Estate Department may also have a test guide with sample questions and answers (or the testing company they contract with will have such a guide).
If you are serious about performing well on your exam, you will be doing past papers. All standardized test have large resources of past and sample papers. Search online for the sample test resources that you can use. You may choose to also buy practice test to use for your review material.
Need a quick de-stress? Drop down and give yourself 20 push-ups. If you feel embarrassed, do it in the corner of the room or next to your desk so people don’t see you. This is a great way to get the blood flowing in the brain again.
If you’ve already got study guide, are they up-to-date? Accounting rules and regulations do change (just think of Sarbene-Oxley Act plus all the proposals in the Senate after the Financial Crisis). Maybe that’s why you missed the few, critical extra points needed to pass the exam.