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Test Prep When You Need It

Test Prep When You Need It

If you’re studying for a major exam, there can be a lot of stress involved. Will you remember what you learned? Will there be trick questions? What if you forget your eraser?

Some students associate classes with pressure, too: impress the teacher, get good grades, and take more tests. But that’s not what a test prep class is about.

Test prep classes ease stress levels. Even if you consider yourself a savvy test taker, a quality prep class is still an asset.

With classes offered online, you can fit coursework around your schedule, logging into class anywhere with an Internet connection and still benefiting from personalized instructor support. How’s that for low-stress?

Here’s how we can help.

GED Preparation

A high school diploma or GED is a requirement for many jobs and even classes (including ours). If you need to earn your GED, there’s no better time to get started. Our online prep class focuses on the four areas covered on the test: math, science, language arts and social studies. The instructor will work with you to practice and understand information in each of these subjects, setting you up for success when test day arrives.

SAT/ACT Preparation

Heading to college? We’d love to see you as an Owl here at KSU, but whatever college you’re dreaming of, there’s a standardized test between you and admission. Fortunately, you can take the exam multiple times to improve, but a better strategy, saving time and money, is to give it your best effort the first time around with a class designed to maximize your potential.

We have in-person SAT Preparation here at KSU Center, but we also offer SAT/ACT prep classes focusing on the quantitative and verbal and science portions for each exam. Math in all its wonderful forms — geometry, algebra, statistics and more — is where many people get tripped up.

Pop quiz: Do you remember the rules for negative exponents? It’s not a math skill you use every day, but it is one you could see on the test.

And the rules of grammar (like can you start a sentence with a conjunction?) can be tricky, too. The science section is specific to the ACT and includes tips for remembering the basics of chemistry, biology, physics and more. All told, it’s a lot of material, but we’ll break it down into manageable chunks.

GMAT and GRE Preparation

So you’ve graduated from college and you’re ready for graduate school. Congratulations! The bar is a little higher this time now that you’re a college grad, but either the GMAT or GRE is the official exam most schools require before entry. Sometimes you can get a waiver — hurray! — but if you’re not one of the lucky few, we have three classes to help:

The GMAT is often described as more focused on math while the GRE focuses more on verbal. You’ll need to have a thorough understanding of both to do well on the tests. For the GRE, we’ve broken it down into two courses: one for math and the other for language and logical reasoning. If there’s one area that’s harder for you, that’s the class you should take.

For the GMAT, it’s one comprehensive class. One of the greatest benefits to this class is that you can practice on real GMAT exams from past years to give you an idea of how you would perform on the actual test. That alone makes you feel calmer and more prepared.

LSAT Preparation

The name says it all. The Law School Admission Test is the entrance requirement for future attorneys heading to law school. The subject matter is complex, so we’ve broken it down into parts 1 and 2, both offered online.

Part 1 is an introduction to the admission process, the format of the LSAT, including the writing sample portion, and analytical reasoning. Part 2 steps it up a notch with an intensive review of the types of questions and answers, both right and wrong, that you might see on the test.

There’s a class starting each month, so you can take Part 1 and follow it right away with Part 2, but check admission requirements for your school. Many law schools want the LSAT completed well in advance (often several months) before matriculation.

Prepping for another test?

If you’re off to nursing school or medical school, we also teach test prep classes for the TEAS and MCAT admission tests in-person at KSU Center. If you’re sitting for a certification exam like CompTIA or Cisco, we have online certification prep classes to help you earn those letters after your name.

Don’t be nervous about a standardized exam. Learn smart test-taking strategies, review the material and breathe. You’ve got this.

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