What do you do to prepare for the SAT and ACT when your child is in middle school? Read these 7 ways to effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT before high school.
The best test prep in middle school is making sure you do a good job with reading, writing, penmanship, and math. Also, providing practice with fill in the bubble tests can ensure that they will be successful on standardized tests. While things like critical thinking and logic are generally nice to have, they are not specific for test preparation.
Specific test preparation for the SAT and ACT means getting to know the test, and practicing with real test questions. The test covers a lot of algebra 1 and geometry. For that reason, I don't recommend specific test preparation in the area of math until the child has completed geometry OR is in 10th or 11th grade. If you start practicing with real math test questions prior to that, then you are giving your child a test that you KNOW they can't do well in - setting them up for failure. That can actually cause test anxiety, and actually decrease the test scores for the SAT or ACT.
When your child is in 6th - 9th grade, here is what I suggest for SAT and ACT preparation.
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