Tutor profile: Ollie Y.
Is the new SAT Reading Section different from the old SAT?
Yes. There are several new components of the new SAT Reading Section that must be addressed. Although the difficulty level of the passages is on par with the old exam, the question types and the addition of graphs and changes in the formatting will provide a new challenge for students preparing for the new SAT.
If the writing section is optional, do I have to take it?
Positively, yes. Many colleges will use the Writing Section of the ACT to evaluate a student's writing abilities in a timed setting. In addition to the personal statement and supplementary essays, the ACT essay will provide the student the opportunity to prove to college admissions officers that he/she can think clearly and express his/her ideas in an eloquent, succinct manner.
How will a tutor be able to help me score well on the Reading Section of the ACT?
An experienced and successful tutor will help the student achieve improvement in the following ways: -Developing a consistent and time-effective approach to reading the passages and tackling the questions -Gaining enough exposure and experience to all the potential passage and question types in order to properly identify one's weaknesses and strengths and refine one's technique and strategy -Using repetition and positive reinforcement to successfully replicate techniques during real test-taking situations
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