Of course, the quintessential problem becomes how to incorporate more tasks into an already full schedule. The EA Team understands why these pressures could feel very scary. Let us help you prepare the ACT or SAT that you want to take. You can enroll for math OR English OR both. The choice is yours. If you are afraid to make the choice on your own, just call us and we will help make it all seem less frightening.
First, it is important to recognize that even thinking about going to college can be fraught with stress. For a student, it is a combination of wanting to go to the "perfect" college but not wanting to leave everyone and everything that is familiar. Combine this with the reality of the amount of effort required to prepare for the SAT and/or ACT, determining the colleges that are "reach, target, and safety" schools, as well as the written work to complete applications can produce a high level of tension. A student's motivation, self-confidence, and skills will influence the response to this situation. For a parent, the concern about how much college will cost and the value of that expense becomes a concern. Additionally, parents want to help their child minimize the stress while still achieving all the college application requirements in a timely manner.
With all these pressures, EA Test Prep would like to offer some suggestions to make the “goblins and witches” of the college application process disappear.
First, mark a calendar with the following information:
· Every date that the SAT and ACT can be taken and circle the preferred test date
· Dates to meet with a tutor to prepare for the SAT and/or ACT
· Dates to meet with the high school college counselor regarding "reach, target, and safety" schools recommendations
· Dates to visit colleges (Although students may not have chosen a college, planning dates to visit schools makes the process seem real
Once this is accomplished, place the calendar in a prominent place so that your child can review it. Write additional college related activities as the high school sends home notices. For example, when the high school hosts a College Night. Each time students write on the calendar, they are focusing on their goal of attending the college of their choice.