Practice alone is not prep


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Imagine you’re a violinist, or a soccer player. You haven’t played with an orchestra, nor have you played on a team in an actual game. But you’re practicing—a lot.
How far will it get you? As with music, sports, and the SAT, not very. The SAT is a tricky test, with many different kinds of traps laid by its writers. Practice alone, without an understanding of how to evaluate your performance, won’t help you much. It’s vitally important to understand, for example: which types of questions continually trip you up? What content could you review that would improve your odds of answering more questions correctly? Are you guessing too much, or too little? Should you skip certain questions and focus more on those you have a better chance of gaining points with?
It’s these types of questions that will steer you toward a personalized approach that can not only reduce anxiety, but help you zero in on answering the greatest number of questions correctly, with “smart guessing” adding to your score. Practice alone, as with music and sports, can ingrain bad habits and give you no useable feedback on how to improve.
SAT Bootcamp is the antidote. We work with students to help them understand past performance, identify potential weak spots in content knowledge, and provide a path forward for meaningful, productive practice. It’s worked for hundreds of students over the past eight years, and we are confident it will help many more in the future.
Next Bootcamp: This Saturday, January 31. Essex High School. Register here:\