ACP partnered with ePrep because of the ePrep learning cycle. Like many, they start with practice, but practice alone will not increase your test scores. The key is to immediately follow your hard work with expert instruction. ePrep’s foundation is the concept of “practice-grade-review”.
Practice tests should be taken under simulated conditions
- Standardized tests are given under strict time conditions – practice tests should be taken under these same conditions.
- The test environment should be like the actual test day. The student should be at a desk or table with minor distractions. Taking the practice test sitting on a couch in front of the television is not ideal, but neither is being alone in a silent room. There are always distractions on test day and students should get used to ignoring them.
The student should grade the practice test immediately upon completion.
After grading the practice test the student should immediately review, using the online guidance and advice, the following:
- Problems answered wrong
- Problems skipped
- Problems answered correctly, but the student guessed
- Problems answered correctly, but it took time to get the answer
Repeat the Test-Grade-Review cycle as many times as possible before the actual test date
Although most remedial work is done during the review process, Vocabulary-building is different. Most students need to take time extra time to build their working vocabulary. The best method for doing this is still memorization and practice.