3 Common Myths About
The College Prep Process Revealed

Myth #1:
ACT/SAT tests are a reflection of what you've learned in high school

These tests have been intentionally written to trip students up. They are, by design, manipulative, so they’re not an objective source of information.

And because students can dramatically raise their ACT/SAT scores by knowing how to recognize and work around this manipulation, these tests are not a good measurement of the overall knowledge a student has gained in high school.

ACT/SAT tests have one goal: to measure a student’s readiness for colleges that require standardized testing in the application process.

If a student plans to attend a college, trade school or other career training that doesn’t require standardized testing, these tests become a moot point. They hold no sway in the application process.

Myth #2:
ACT/SAT are tests of intelligence

Since ACT/SAT test scores can change dramatically based on a student’s level of preparation, the results do not provide an accurate measure of innate intelligence.

ACT/SAT testing also runs into problems with social inequalities. Disadvantaged youth tend to score lower on these tests (regardless of “intelligence”) simply because they have less access to high-quality educational resources.

Because of these factors, ACT/SAT should never be compared to, or used as, an IQ test.

Myth #3:
The tests are complicated

The people who make these tests do intentionally try to make the questions seem difficult in order to trick you. Once you are aware of the tricks and traps that they’re trying to lay for you, the questions actually become very simple.

But you need a roadmap to recognize the traps and how to navigate them. And that’s where the Krupnick Approach comes in. We give you that roadmap.

When all is said and done, ACT/SAT scores are not the be-all-end-all of a student’s academic or career success.

They actually have a fairly narrow goal, so the scores may or may not be beneficial to a given student. In certain scenarios they may be a helpful guide for choosing and preparing for college. In other scenarios, making judgments based on these scores is not at all productive.

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