"Your performance in a specific subject matter area can be affected by adequate preparation, especially if it has been some time since you have taken a course in that area." ~From Preparing for the ACT Assessment, The American College Testing Program
STRATEGY TRUMPS FEAR
Face it. If you're too nervous when you take your college-entrance exams, you won't do well. But telling you to relax isn't much help.
Think of your ZAPS test-preparation seminar as your own secret weapon. You'll see and hear tips and strategies that can make the difference between taking control of the test and letting the test control you.
By the time you finish your seminar, you'll be on a first-name basis with all these features of the test:
- Test length
- Test structure
- Item types
- Traps to avoid
- Test difficulty
After you take a ZAPS seminar, your anxiety may not vanish into thin air, but it will definitely lose its grip on you.
The ACT is no longer a mystery.
~SPARKS, LAKESIDE SCHOOL, AL
Manage your time
There's not a whole lot of time to spare when you're taking the ACT, PSAT, or SAT. For some of the subtests, in fact, hardly anyone has time to answer all of the questions.
With ZAPS, you'll have a time-management strategy for each subtest that allows you to take control of the test away from the test editors.
Extremely helpful on my time control of the test.
~Morgan, Southgate Anderson H.S., MI
Plenty of PRACTICE MATERIALS
When you attend a ZAPS seminar, you receive a comprehensive Study Guide filled with the same tips and strategies you learn in the seminar. You also get several practice-test Workouts that break the actual lengthy exam into bite-sized, digestible pieces:
- ACT: 24 Workouts
- PSAT/SAT: 18 Workouts
ZAPS materials were developed right along with our seminars. Every single page is designed specifically to help you understand and practice what you learn in your ZAPS class.
I was impressed by how many practice tests
~Naomi, Worthington Kilbourne H.S., OH
You want an instructor who's knowledgeable. Your ZAPS test specialist is highly trained in how to do well on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT. But they're not like those monotonous talking heads you see on internet test prep. They're talented educators who know how to get you ready — and motivated — to do your best on one of the biggest challenges of your high school career.
The presenter was so helpful, entertaining,
~Maddy, Chapparral H.S, CA
REGISTER FOR A SEMINAR
Give yourself an edge over the competition. Sign up now to attend a ZAPS test-preparation seminar near you.
I loved this! If we had more programs like this
I would go to them just because of how much
~Sara, Cheyenne South H.S., WY
MORE TOOLS TO SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS
ZAPS has additional tools to help you do your best.
If you're planning to take the ACT, check out the online ZAPS ACT-Practice Test. You can take this full-length test timed to see how you'd be likely to score on the ACT test. Or, take it untimed, and thoroughly study each question, answer choice, and hint. You can even do both — again and again for a full year for only $9.99!
Vocabulary knowledge is the determining factor on the Critical Reading subtest of the PSAT and SAT. If you aren't a passionate reader, chances are you haven't developed the advanced vocabulary you need to score your best. ZAPS can help.
ZAPS College Vocabulary Challenge app is designed to give you an important boost with your vocabulary skills. You'll learn college-level words and then apply them in the Challenge section of the app, where you're tested using questions formatted just like the Critical Reading subtest. You can bookmark words you're not sure of, then review them along with words you miss.
Use the online app on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other web-enabled device. Or, buy your app in the iTunes or Google Play store and use it anywhere, anytime.