Category: Prep Step: Students

Prep Step: Reading!

Today’s guest is the capital, classic, crackerjack Chris Barnes of Longmont High! (If you haven’t met him, he’s this genial teacher circled below…)                   Chris is going to help us focus on the Reading section. Learners… know that some schools (CU, CSU, DU) ask for that score …

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Prep Step: Get to Know SAT Math!

Today our guest contributors are some amazing mathematicians from right here in St. Vrain! They’re going to help us get better acquainted with our dear friend, SAT Math. Greg George, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator: What You’ll see on the SAT You might be thinking this test will contain multiple items of concepts you haven’t yet studied …

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Prep Step: Dealing with Anxiety

Welcome to a special edition of Prep Step: we have guests! Students from OCHS lend some helpful advice, and guest writer Olga Cordero, Counselor at Rocky Mountain Elementary (soon to be Director of Education Equity and Community Engagement) joins us with some thoughts on anxiety management. Some Notes on Anxiety If you’ve turned on tv …

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Prep Step: I just took a practice test: now what?

Hey there! If you just took a practice test, here are a few steps to better understanding and improving your score: 1: Understand Your Report 2: Review Your Mistakes and Classify Them 3: Create a Khan Account to Address Skill Issues 4: Take Another Practice Test! 1: Understand Your Report I know all of you …

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Prep Step: Practice – Within and Beyond – the Test

Question: What’s the Best Way to Practice for the SAT? HOW you practice matters – a lot! To familiarize yourself with skills, format, and question types, we’ve compiled several resources here for you. Beyond the Test Inside the Test Other Questions to Guide Your Practice Beyond the test Because the SAT has a distinct format …

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Prep Step: What’s a Good Score?

Question: What’s a Good Score? We get asked this ALL THE TIME – and it’s SUCH a great question! But – we can’t really answer it for you! SAT scores can be leveraged in such a variety of ways, and to such varying degrees, that the only person who can answer that … is you. …

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Prep Step: How Much Should I Practice?

Just this week, a student saw this graphic and said, “Are you serious? If I want to go up 100 points, I have to practice for 20 hours?!” And yes, at first that numbers seems jarring, considering how much students have going on these days. But when I pointed out that we have about four …

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