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  • Writer's pictureEstelle Finkel Center for Learning

Summer Success: 5 Tips for Productive SAT/ACT Prep

Hey there, test-takers! Summer is here, and while you're soaking up the sun, it's also a great time to work on your SAT/ACT prep. Don't worry, we've got your back! Check out these five smart and helpful tips to make the most of your summer and set yourself up for test success:

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  • Set Realistic Goals: Break down your prep journey into manageable chunks. Set specific goals for each week or month, like completing a certain number of practice tests or mastering a particular section. By setting achievable goals, you'll stay motivated and track your progress along the way.

  • Mix it Up: Who said test prep can't be fun? Shake things up by incorporating a variety of study methods. Alternate between practice tests, online resources, flashcards, and even study groups with friends. This mix of activities will keep you engaged and prevent boredom from creeping in.

  • Embrace the Outdoors: Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather! Grab your study materials, find a shady spot in the park or your backyard, and get some fresh air while you study. A change of scenery can do wonders for your focus and energy levels.

  • Find a Study Buddy: SAT/ACT prep doesn't have to be a solo journey. Team up with a study buddy or form a small group with friends who are also prepping for the exams. Collaborating, discussing concepts, and sharing strategies can make learning more enjoyable and provide a support system to keep each other motivated.

  • Reward Yourself: Remember to celebrate milestones along the way. Treat yourself to something you enjoy, whether it's a scoop of ice cream, a movie night, or some quality time with your favorite hobby. These rewards act as positive reinforcement and give you something to look forward to after putting in the hard work.

With these five tips, you're all set to make your SAT/ACT prep productive and enjoyable during the summer break. Remember, a little effort now can go a long way toward achieving your desired test scores. So, go ahead, soak up the sun, and ace those exams! For more information or to schedule individualized test prep, reach out to us at 973.994.4665 or email

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