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Spend a Special Summer with THiNK PREP!

For the last two months of the semester, all middle school and high school students brim with anticipation for summer break: vacations and no homework assignments are gifts as precious as gold and myrrh. It's tempting for students to drop their academics for the entire three months, but the summer is actually the best time to prepare for their future after graduation. To help students capitalize on this opportunity, THiNK PREP has prepared a summer program for students who wish to get a step-up in the academic race.

Standardized Testing

SHSAT- Admissions to higher education are becoming more competitive every year. For emerging students who wish to pursue Specialized High School or a high-standard college for their next stages, they must learn to excel on standardized testing. The SHSAT test is an examination administered from 7th to 9th grade students residing in New York City and used to determine admissions to one of the NYC's 9 Specialized High Schools. The students who enroll in one of the best High Schools will be granted an advantage to start in a better position than their peers.

Specialized High School Lists:

Students are ranked according to the scores and assigned to schools depend of their ranks

*Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art requires an audition instead of SHSAT scores for an admission.

How It Works:

Students earn a “raw score” based on the number of questions they get right. This raw score is converted into a “scaled score” for each section of the test and a “composite score” for the entire test. The highest possible composite score is an 800. All SHSAT test takers are ranked from the highest composite scores to lowest composite scores. Students are then assigned, in order, to their first-choice Specialized High School until all available seats are filled.

Subject Testing

SAT- Here at THiNKPREP, we are preparing to guide all high school students between 9th to 12th graders throughout our New Summer Program. The change has been made by the administrator, the college board, in March 2016 and the students are now focusing on two sections: Math, and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. Although, there were originally three sections in SAT, and the changes may have made the seem easier. However, there are more tricks that belie the surface that can trip up students if they're unaware. Here is the lists of factors that students may like in New SAT:

  • No more penalty for wrong answers: in the previous version of SAT, the students have gained tips such as "skip problems which you can't solve!" and that way they didn't lose any points. But in New SAT, the students won't lose any points by wrong answers. Now they have better chance on achieving higher grades.

  • Only 4 Answer choices: Just like the ACT, the new version of the SAT now does not have 5 answer choices for each question

  • Vocabulary: I remember memorizing those tons and tons of words which most of them are not even used in real life. Students may feel more familiar with the vocabulary tested; although they are going to need to multiple definitions of those words.

  • No More Sentence Completion: As stated.


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