Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.

SAT, ACT, and CLT are all acronyms most high school students despise because they know they won’t be sleeping in on that Saturday of the test. Being a high school senior, I noticed that simply retaking these test over and over was not going to increase my scores like most people say. I specifically focused on increasing my SAT score, so I began to use Khan academy. The main thing that increased my overall score, however, was buying the student answer response on the SATs. They only offer this option 2-3 times during specific months throughout the year. I used this response sheet to specifically identify my errors and learned to answer the questions the way the test wanted me too. In the end, I was able to increase my score by 150 points without spending money on a tutor.

Alexis from Virginia
High School Senior