The Prowess Courses - How They Work
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First of all, Who is Prowess? Prowess Test Prep LLC. is our partner in charge of operations of the SAT and ACT classes we co-designed. Prowess owner James Addeo has stepped into the role of primary teacher for these courses and can be reached at 518-727-7105 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would be happy to answer any questions regarding these courses.
1. Get to know
5. Learn advanced strategy
At this stage, students will be taught how to take the skills that they've learned during the lesson to the next level. We call these skills "Think Like a Test Maker!" Students learn about the predictable nature of the standardized exam and how to exploit it: common phrasings of correct answer choices, how to avoid classic traps, etc. This is the stage of the lesson where our average test takers transform to elite test takers.
2. Learn basic
The next stage in our 6-step process is helping our students employ the skills of expert test takers. We teach students how to stay organized on the pages, when to skip a question and come back later, and how to eliminate properly. B.T.S., or Basic Test Strategy, makes our students better test takers for the rest of their lives.
Every one of the course lessons begins with an introduction to some portion of the test. This is done to make sure that the students are prepared for the exact format of the exam: how many questions there are on each section, what timing benchmarks they should set, and how the raw scores translate into their scaled scores. The more the students know about the test, the more confident they will be on Test Day.
3. Learn format-specific methodology
4. Learn the content
6. Gain consistency through practice
The third stage of our lesson teaches students how to use a step-by-step process to tackle each of the questions in that section. Every section has a different format and demands a unique approach, so we teach our students iterative-process test taking to help them prevent "stall outs" or from making small mistakes.
The bulk of each of our lessons will be devoted to teaching our students the core material that the test makers will throw at them. At this stage, they will learn all the grammar rules, mathematical formulas, and critical reasoning skills they will need to succeed on that section of the test.
During the final stage of each of our lessons, students will get the opportunity to see how much they've learned - to put their new skills to the test, literally. Each class starts with an ETQ (Entrance-ticket-quiz) to see what our students already know, and ends with an ECQ (End-of-class-quiz) to assess what they've learned. There is additional exercises and homework in the back of the lesson book to reinforce that day's lesson, and practice tests on the weekends give real assessment of the student's progress so that we will know ahead of time where they will likely score on the day of the exam.
A Step-By-Step, or Prowess, Approach: