A new year usually means making New Year's resolutions, but you didn't do so well on your ACT or SAT score last year. You are disappointed and perhaps frustrated, if you put your best effort out there. Unless you earned a perfect or near perfect score on the ACT or SAT last time, you will benefit from a fresh approach to test prep this year.
You may be tempted to jump right in and hit the books. Stop! A more helpful way is to take a short break from studying to relax and rethink your strategy.
1. Take Time Off
Go back to play! Yes, play, but physical play and not video games. That will release stress and improve your mood and health. Don't look at any test prep material.
The new year is when people make resolutions to improve themselves. You should ask yourself, what can you change about yourself or your habits this year?
2. Take Control of your Academic Abilities
Your new approach to test prep should directly address the previous issues you had. Most likely, you do not know that. You might be confused as to why you didn't do so well. Other than doing more practice tests and studying harder, you do not know how to get higher scores, or worse, you believe that this is the best you can do. Nothing can be further from the truth (unless of course you aced the test).
The reason you don't know how to improve your scores is that you do not know your learning style and therefore your cannot take control of your academic abilities. Are you a visual learner? Or a kinesthetic one? Are you a fast reader or a slow one? Do you think abstractly or literally? Talk to our instructors and set up a time to diagnose your learning style. You cannot improve unless you know how.
Find out your strengths and weaknesses and use your strengths to conquer your weaknesses! Make an appointment with us and we will guide you through our Assessment Prescription Method (APM) and our ultimate learning tool, the Smart Scoring System. The Smart Scoring System can identify your academic strengths and weaknesses and help you understand your learning style. It is the ultimate guide for discovering the most effective methods and strategies that make you learn faster and succeed in less time.
So don't dwell in negative emotions or about your previous scores. Take control of your academic abilities with the Hillview Prep system. We guarantee that you will improve your scores or your money back.