Entries by Megan Dorsey

Final Exam Study Strategies

We are reaching the end of the school year and many students need to take final exams. Unfortunately, too many students have never learned effective study strategies to prepare. Even worse, many of us as parents and educators are giving bad advice when we say things like “re-read your notes” or “look over the study […]

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Testing Accommodations for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, or AP exams

Recently I presented information on testing accommodations on a Facebook live recording. If you or someone you know has a student who needs or already received extra time or test modifications at school, you will want to learn more about getting appropriate accommodations on the ACT, SAT / PSAT or Advanced Placement exams.   Sometimes […]

Watches and Pacing on the ACT and SAT

Proper pacing is an important factor for success on any timed exam. Students preparing for the ACT or SAT need to know how fast (or slow) they should work each section of the test. Monitor your pace throughout each section. The best way to monitor pace on the ACT / SAT is by passage. For […]

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Necessary college planning for current sophomores and juniors

Two weeks ago I was speaking with my daughter, a high school junior, and we were talking about college visits. She’s narrowing down her choices somewhat, but there are still a number of potential schools we have not visited. I said, “We can see them over the summer.” Then I looked at the family calendar. […]