Today, I’m speaking with Ted Dorsey– a test prep EXPERT. Ted has a passion for figuring out standardized tests, and now runs his business where he helps students plan their best for the SAT, ACT, SAT II, and other exams required to get accepted into the dream college. Fun fact! He even starred on Jeopardy and has lots of insight on resolving the stress and anxiety around test prep.
Ted and I go in-depth about test anxiety, where it comes from, and how to solve it. We both agree– Junior year of high school can be daunting, busy, and stressful, but there are strategic strategies you can implement to alleviate the stress and overwhelm.
Ted also provided a promo code, especially for DCA listeners! Use the code “ firstmonthfree “ for a special discount on his SAT, ACT, or SAT & ACT course– your entire first month is totally free! (And if you don’t like it, you can cancel within the first 30 days totally free of charge.)
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- Ted’s explanations of the technical terms “superscoring” and “self-reporting”
- How Ted keeps his students motivated
- The number of times you should take the SAT/ACT
- Easing test anxiety especially if you’re a junior in high school (with already a lot of extracurriculars and other responsibilities on your plate)
- Ways that you can incorporate time to study for SAT/ACT during a busy school schedule
“It’s very hard to motivate someone else externally. And some parents are able to do that with their kids– but even that has a limited impact.”
“Motivation has to come from within.”
“I always tell my students’ parents that, yeah, they’re 17 years old, and they look like young adults… five years ago they were 12. They were kids”
“The most important thing I would add is basically that these tests, especially now, more than before, there’s so much about content areas and knowledge. And that’s really student friendly.”
“If you put the time in and learn the material, you absolutely will get better at the test.”
- Ted’s Website
- Ted’s Online Course
- Carol Dweck’s Mindset
- [BLOG] Not enough time to study? THIS might be the reason!
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