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The PSAT is this week!

The PSAT is this week!
The time for studying for the PSAT has ended.  Now is the time to relax. At this point, you have done your best to prepare.  Even if you haven't, you can't really cram for a standardized test, and you don't want to stress out your children anyway.Stop worrying.  Relax.  Deep breath in...  deep breath out.....Remember what PSAT stands for.  PRE or PRACTICE test for the SAT.  That's all!  It's just practice.  It's not the Superbowl.  It's...
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Guest — Lee
You're welcome Ann! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 15 October 2012 18:44
Guest — Ann
Thanks, Lee! Very timely reminders!
Monday, 15 October 2012 18:14
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Get Ready for the SAT!

Get Ready for the SAT!
To study for the SAT, I usually recommend that students take one section of a sample SAT test about three days a week. The study book I recommend is 11 Practice SAT's by Princeton Review.  Each section is only 25 minutes, so it doesn't take a lot of time.  Each study section will be a great math,  writing, vocabulary, or grammar review, so it's not a wasted experience.  Make sure your students also do the essay...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Katherine, Studying for the PSAT is a complicated thing. Did you read my PSAT article? http://www.thehomescholar.com/article_... Read More
Friday, 31 October 2008 05:20
Guest — Katherine
Would you also recommend this method for practicing for the PSAT? Thanks
Friday, 31 October 2008 02:46
Guest — J W
Princeton Review rocks!!!
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:21
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When should kids practice for the PSAT?

When should kids practice for the PSAT?
The PSAT is great practice for the SAT!  Don't  study before taking it in 10th grade, so that you have a good idea of where you are starting from.  The PSAT does NOT have a hand written essay, it's just a "fill in the bubble" test.  Taking it without practicing can tell you what your "worst possible" score would be  the following year.  It may be helpful to practice for the PSAT after taking it in...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Michelle, I have answered your question in a blog post for today. Here is the link to that answer: http://www.thehomescholar... Read More
Monday, 09 February 2009 19:37
Guest — Michelle
I was wondering if there is a minimum age requirement for the PSAT. I have students who are interested in taking it earlier than ... Read More
Monday, 09 February 2009 18:29
Guest — Lee Binz
Becky, My advice is to wait.... wait until you feel like you know when "junior" year will be. You will know, because you'll be t... Read More
Monday, 08 September 2008 13:40
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SAT vs. ACT - Let's Review

SAT vs. ACT - Let's Review
Ok....  Here goes....The SAT covers reading, writing & math and has a mandatory essay.  There is a penalty for guessing.The ACT covers reading, writing, math & SCIENCE, and the essay is optional.  No penalty for guessing.So, how do you know which one to take?About 1/3 of kids will do better on SAT, 1/3 will do better on ACT, and 1/3 will do about the same on both.  The only way to know which one your child...
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Guest — Lee
Yes, every college is VERY different, and the SAT/ACT is only one of the MANY ways they can be unique. It always help to choose w... Read More
Thursday, 28 August 2008 17:09
Guest — Teresa in CO
Wonderful advice! So simple...just take a sample test and see which is best. However, may I also add that some colleges require ... Read More
Thursday, 28 August 2008 16:51
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Fun Foreign Language Idea!

Fun Foreign Language Idea!
Spanish is nice because there are always people and things to help with pronunciation.  Remember that most DVDs come with Spanish language and Spanish subtitles.  If you use Disney and Pixar films, you don't even notice that the lips don't match - and it's a fun way to laugh & joke while getting your 15 minutes for the day.  We used to watch movies once a week as our French study.  There is also radio programming,...
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Guest — J W
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is exquisite in French!!!
Monday, 14 July 2008 18:48
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