What Students Should Expect and Do

  • Take a full, preliminary test.

  • Record all of your grades and scores (by sections).

  • Set progress goals in small increments.

  • Focus on all areas of the test, not just the weak ones.

  • Do not focus on one section of the test for more than a week.

  • Alternate the sections that you study.

  • Define the time of the day when you are at ‘peak performance’.

  • Use that window to define what time you should wake up on test day.

  • On test day, go for a brisk walk after wake-up, then take a shower, then eat (in this order).

  • Allow for about 30 to 45 minutes to review sections on the test day morning (before the test).

  • Get to the testing site at least 20 minutes early and familiarize yourself with the surroundings.

  • Step out of the building and walk for a couple of minutes between the sections of the test, if time.

  • After each section jot down what you think worked and what didn’t during the test.

  • Ask other students what they thought of the test.

  • Review all sections until your scores are released.

Students should also

  • Register at least five days in advance of the first day of the Seminar by email only at memphisacttutors@gmail.com.

  • Make sure the student lists his or her full name, grade, age, school, guidance counselor’s name and email address and intended college major in the registration email above.

  • Bring a graph paper spiral notebook and two traditional pencils, along with a pencil sharpener.

  • Bring their smart phones or, if one is not available, a watch with a stopwatch or timer capability on test dates.

  • Always be 15 minutes earlier. Late arrivals are disruptive of other students’ work.

  • Be attentive and awake during class.

  • Be prepared for the Mandatory Assessment Days 1 and 10, which are necessarily longer than usual classes.

  • Read the Assessment Reports based on the two Mandatory Assessment Tests. These tests are designed to identify student’s academic status quo at the beginning of the Seminar and progress after the Seminar. Each Assessment Report will be uniquely tailored to each student to identify his or her strengths, weaknesses, gaps, and need for further improvement following the Seminar. Therefore, it is important that students read and understand the Assessment Reports. It is strongly advised that students confer with their parents and respective teachers following the final Assessment Report in the academic discipline with poorest scores.