“The college admissions process has become increasingly selective over the past 20 years, and it’s continuing to trend that way. Students need to tap into every tool available to them to help get them into their schools of choice. So we are extremely excited about the addition of our Z Prep! Score Booster to our SAT and ACT test prep programs. We believe that the detailed diagnostic reporting, video-based study modules, and vocabulary building tools will give our students a huge boost of confidence and preparedness heading into these important exams.”What is Z Prep! Score Booster? Z Prep! Score Booster is Club Z!’s online diagnostic testing and video-based study tool. Students may be assigned anywhere from 1 to 6 unique ACT or SAT diagnostic tests, which can be taken online or printed for paper-and-pencil administration. Students receive instant feedback on their test performance, including videos with top notch tutors demonstrating the correct way to answer each and every question on each and every test, as well as access hundreds of additional video modules that dig deeper into the subjects tested on the ACT and SAT, and an extensive vocabulary building tool to help students improve reading fluency and better understand words on context, two major areas of focus for both the SAT and ACT.
“Not only do our students receive individualized test prep support in a 1-to-1 setting with their assigned tutor,” adds Cari Diaz, Vice President of Club Z!, “but now the student, and the assigned tutor, have access to a more detailed analysis of the student’s strengths and weaknesses, video modules to help drive home difficult concepts, multiple test-retest opportunities with the diagnostics to help improve speed and accuracy on test day, and a comprehensive vocabulary builder. It’s a real game-changer.”The Z Prep! Score Booster is best utilized in conjunction with one of Club Z!’s proven test prep packages, but may also be available as a standalone service for students without a lot of time to prepare. For more information about Z Prep! Score Booster, or to schedule your FREE Score Booster diagnostic test, call 800-434-2582 today.
No matter how you look at it, college is an expensive proposition these days. Both public and private colleges and universities have had to raise fees and tuition as costs have increased. As a result, college student debt has skyrocketed and many students end up with loan payments years, sometimes even decades, after graduation. But with some careful planning and creative thinking, there are lots of other ways to help pay for college and avoid being stuck with big loan payments after graduation. One final but important step in the college application process is to include an application for financial aid.
As parents, and grandparents for that matter, we consider it to be a bit of a rite of passage to tell our children just how easy they have it compared to what we went through at their age. File this under the “when I was your age, I had to walk 2 miles to school each day, uphill both ways” category.
For any parent of a college-bound student, SAT and ACT test scores are no doubt at the center of most dinner table discussions. While no one will argue that test scores alone are the deciding factor in college admissions, and many colleges are moving toward a test-optional admissions policy, strong scores on the SAT and or ACT can definitely help a student’s chance of gaining admission to his/her college of choice.