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The combination of the high stakes of standardized tests and time pressure makes it very difficult for some students to show their best work in a testing situation. Prioritizing your study time and test taking approach based on your Mindprint profile will lead... View More

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Standardized Test Prep Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

Staying focused through a standardized test is challenging. You want to find a way to not let your mind wander and avoid careless errors. General Strategies 1) Know the subject tests you tend to lose focus. Attention will have a bigger impact depending on... View More

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Standardized Test Prep Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Self-regulation Attention

Taking standardized tests requires you to juggle and manage a lot of information which can be especially challenging under timed conditions. General Strategies 1) Learn and practice test mechanics so you can save your energy for thinking and problem solving... View More

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Standardized Test Prep Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Working Memory

Identify a Target Number of Questions 1) You can often optimize your score by targeting the number of questions you know you can finish to the best of your ability and guess on the remaining questions..Set a realistic goal for the number of questions you thin... View More

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Standardized Test Prep Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

Many students find the Reading section the most challenging because of the time constraints. However, remind yourself that all the answers must be justified by the passage. The goal is to find the most efficient way to pinpoint the supporting evidence that pro... View More

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Standardized Test Prep High School & Up Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Flexible Thinking Verbal Reasoning

Have a clear plan for writing a straight-forward essay that has an appropriate structure and supporting details. What You Need to Know About the Essay The essay is not a prize for the most clever writing. Test graders are following a very clear rubric. Yo... View More

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Standardized Test Prep Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Organization Working Memory Attention Verbal Reasoning Verbal Memory Abstract Reasoning

Identifying grammar errors on the English (ACT) and Writing & Language (SAT) can be visually exhausting and a burden on working memory, even if you know your grammar rules well. Answer Strategies 1) Quickly read the question. If the grammar mistake is not ... View More

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Standardized Test Prep High School & Up Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Working Memory Attention Processing Speed

Doing well on the test is not just about what you know. It's as much about good preparation and setting yourself up for success. Have a Detailed Plan 1) Create a written timeline and study plan, either on a calendar or monthly planner, so you have enough t... View More

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Standardized Test Prep Middle/High School Strategy Flexible Thinking

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Anxiety Flexible Thinking Working Memory Attention Verbal Memory Visual Memory
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