Back to School Prep – Options

Start them off right!

For more details on each class, click the class name, below.  Please feel free to call us at 803-396-7950 to discuss all options.

Date Class Description
July 27-31st Summer Class  – Reading /Writing  Weekly small group classes for each grade. The class this week reviews core concepts and focuses on preparing for the next grade level.
Aug 3rd  to 7th Back to School Tune-Up
Class

Weekly small group classes for each grade.  The class this week reviews core concepts and focuses on preparing for the next grade level.

Aug 5th Study Skills Class for ES and MS Covers organization and test taking skills for 5th through 8th grade students.
Aug 8th *FREE SAT Practice Test

A full retired SAT test implemented just like the real test and used to determine strengths and weaknesses to guide prep.  * Free to existing students others only a 1 time $25 registration fee.

Aug 8th SAT – 7 Week 21hr course starts

This is a comprehensive 7 week course meeting designed to prep students to take the Oct 3rd  SAT test.  All the strategies will be covered and then practiced between weekly sessions.

Aug 8th and 15th High School Study Skills

Covers organization, note taking, planning and study techniques to succeed in High School.

Aug 10th – 14th Back to School Readiness
Class

Weekly small group classes for each grade. The class this week reviews core concepts and focuses on preparing for the next grade level.

Aug 10th – 14th High School Writing Class

This class focuses on effective writing for 9th through 12th grade students.  Time is spent on grammar and basic structure along with MLA standards.

Aug 11th and 25th Discover the Future

A class designed to help high school students discover their passion and explore what is needed now (activities, classes, grades) to expand their options in the future.

Aug 12th Study Skills Class for ES and MS Covers organization and test taking skills for 5th through 8th grade students.
Aug 15th *FREE ACT Practice Test

A full retired ACT test implemented just like the real test and used to determine strengths and weaknesses to guide prep.  * Free to existing students others only a 1 time $25 registration fee.

Aug 17th Weekly After School Program Start Call for information on our weekly after school program.  We offer a safe and supportive environment for developing study skills while getting homework accomplished right after school.  Other enhancement activities will be offered.
Aug 22nd ACT 5hr Strategies Crs This is a 1 day, 5hr course designed to prep students to take the Sept 12th ACT test.  All the strategies will be covered and practiced.
Aug 28th and 29th College Planning for Parents A walk through of all the key steps and discussion of When, Where, What and How to avoid missing opportunities.
Aug 29th ACT – 7 Week 21hr course starts This is a comprehensive 7 week course meeting designed to prep students to take the Oct 24th   ACT test.  All the strategies will be covered and then practiced between weekly sessions.
 CALL 803-396-
7950
           Call to discuss all the Options or
click here to Contact Us!

Test Taking Guide for Multiple Choice Questions

When taking a test that includes multiple choice questions, use the following strategies to improve your chances of selecting the correct response.  Click (Here) to open a PDF version of the Guide.

  • As you read a question, underline or highlight key words.
  • Try covering up all the answers. As you read the question try to anticipate the correct response, then uncover the answers one at a time, and choose the best answer.
  • If you see the response that you anticipated, circle it, but always check to confirm it is the best answer from all the choices for the specific question that is being asked.
  •  With multiple choice questions you are not looking for just a correct answer you are looking for the most correct answer based only on what was asked in the question.
  • As you read each possible answer, circle key points that may answer the question and just mark completely out any answers that are clearly incorrect.
  • A well designed multiple choice test will have plausible answers for each option. The most selected incorrect answer will be an option, so always test your answer choice against all other options and choose the best response.
  •  If you have trouble selecting an answer, consider skipping the question. Later questions may trigger a thought that helps you answer an earlier question. Just be careful in marking your answer sheet and be sure to pace yourself so you will have time to review skipped questions.

, and . . . . as a last resort!   If you do not see an answer that you expected or can’t determine the best answer, consider these strategies to improve your odds of selecting a correct response?

  • If two answers appear equally correct, compare them for differences and refer back to the question to break the tie.
  • Answers that use absolute words, such as “always” or “never” are easier to rule in or out than ones that use conditional words like “usually” or “probably.”
  • Look for grammatical clues. For example, if the stem ends with the indefinite article, “an,”, then the correct response probably begins with a vowel.
  • The longest response has a slightly better chance of being the correct one, because the test writer may have added more complex or qualifying facts, adjectives or phrases.
  • Look for verbal associations. A response that repeats key words that are in the question stem may be correct, but be sure it is the most correct.