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College Prep Genius is here to teach you all the tips and tricks in which you can ace the SAT and get FREE money for college (no strings attached)! Jean Burk’s program will give you all the inside information on how to get money for college, put together a college transcript, and become a logic-based thinker. Jean will debunk myths & misconceptions, all while providing you all the information on how to stop fearing the SAT.

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College Prep Genius is here to teach you all the tips and tricks in which you can ace the SAT and get FREE money for college (no strings attached)! Jean Burk’s program will give you all the inside information on how to get money for college, put together a college transcript, and become a logic-based thinker. Jean will debunk myths & misconceptions, all while providing you all the information on how to stop fearing the SAT.

    Test Prep Mistake 1 Test Books

    Test Prep Mistake 1 Test Books

    Test Prep Mistake 1 Test Books Episode 85

    Have your kids been told not to write in their SAT test books? Well, that is test prep mistake 1 test books and misinformation! This is a series of mistakes parents and students believe and Jean shows you the facts and even where to find them on the college board website and how to nicely let your test proctor know, without being rude.



    Did you know writing in your test book (which gets destroyed after the test and belongs to you anyway) is one of the best ways to raise your scores? In this episode, Jean shares insider information with you. Often mistakes are made and this podcast sets the record straight.



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    Let me set the record straight: Not only are you allowed to write in your booklet, I encourage it and it’s not just me. The test-makers encourage it too. (links below)

    Think with your pencil

    Crystallize your thoughts on paper than solely working out problems in your head. Rather than sift through all the ideas that constantly come and go, you can clear your mind, clear the fog, gain some clarity, and simply write your ideas, or working, down. This strategy is also referred to as brain-dumping. 



    Silly mistakes happen when your mind skips over something that could be instrumental in your understanding. In stressful exam conditions, you need to stack all the odds in your favor. Just note it down in your test booklet. 

    There are several main learning systems and you will generally show a preference for one over the others: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Reading/Writing (which is a subset of Kinesthetic). The more systems you can engage in, the better the learning retention. In an exam situation, you can use this to your advantage by engaging Visual and Kinesthetic (and to a minor extent the Auditory system if you subvocalize when you read).



    In all sections of your paper, use your pencil to markup, circle or underline the important parts in the question itself. Where you have multiple choice questions, cross out the wrong responses as you encounter them, to reduce your options. There is only ever one correct answer. If there are two that are very similar (or ostensibly the same answer where you cannot tell the difference), then that usually means they are likely both wrong.



    When you read purposefully with your pencil at-the-ready, you will avoid the need for multiple re-readings of the same material.



    The process of elimination is key



    An incredibly useful strategy in every part of your test (except maybe for the essay) is to physically cross off those answers that are definitely wrong, first, and as you encounter them.  That’s a heck of a lot of potential clutter. Not only that, to have to read and reread wrong answers wastes precious time. If you ever go back to check answers and if wrong answers are marked, you can quickly revisit your process and not have to rework everything from the beginning. 

    What this mark-up strategy is invaluable for is avoiding s...

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    College Checklist 9th – 10th Grade

    College Checklist 9th – 10th Grade

    College Checklist for 9th - 10th Grades ~ Episode 83 with Jean Burk

    When you navigate college do you have a college checklist 9th - 10th grade need? How can your student be well rounded? GREAT applicants are the key and listen in as Jean breaks this down for you. Be prepared with this college checklist that is grade-specific.



    First, start your checklist here with Jean Burks Road Map to College you can download it from Jean's website CollegePrepGenius.com/roadmap

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    Testing in the time of COVID



    College Checklist 11-12th Grade



    College Checklist 9th-10th Grade:

    Do you need a checklist to get you started with all those difficult decisions? Here is some of what is covered.



    * What colleges to apply for

    * College prep planning

    * Curriculum

    * Classes to take

    * Being prepared for 9th - 10th grades



     



     

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    Checklist For College 11-12

    Checklist For College 11-12

    Checklist for College 11-12 Grades ~ Episode 82 with Jean Burk

    Help to chart your course, a checklist for college 11-12 grades! Not everyone goes to college but if you are planning to go this podcast is for you. This is for grades 11 and 12, so juniors and seniors, this is the podcast for you. It is crunch time for the twelfth grade, and the last year of prep for the juniors. You will love this great information!



    You are going to be blown away by this information! You would have to pay thousands to get this information with a personal coach. Jean Burk's an amazing author and teacher of getting free college at College Prep Genius has boot camp and classes to help you! There is 24 Billion dollars of worth of college money out there, why can't you get some of this? Listen to find out how.



    First, start your checklist here with Jean Burks Road Map to College you can download it from Jean's website CollegePrepGenius.com/roadmap



    Additional Podcasts on Financial Information for Colleges here.









    OFFICE CONTACT INFO

    SALES:  817.282.7737 ext. 2.

    LIVE VIRTUAL BOOT CAMPS: 817.282.7737 ext. 3 or collegeprepgenius.com/LiveVirtual

    HOSTING OUR AWARD-WINNING CLASS: 817.282.7737 ext. 3 or go to collegeprepgenius.com/host.

    GENERAL QUESTIONS: 817.282.7737 ext. 4

     

    Additional Podcasts:

    Testing in the time of COVID



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    Why go to College?



    * Why go? College child the ability to get jobs that require a college degree.

    * Teach children to interact with  and

    * Freedom, responsibility, learn to deal with a schedule, learn good work ethics ready for a job.



    Excuses For Not Attending College:



    * Too expensive

    * Too hard

    * Low GPA



    Additional Test Prep Tests is the CLT which will allow you to stand out from the other standardized tests. Reach out to the CLT for more information.



    Jean can help you with these issues by using a well thought out plan. Once you remove the excuses and the financial burden what else will you do the next four years that this as productive? If you need a plan here it is!



    Juniors and Seniors here are the various areas you need to work on:



    Seniors - taking AP courses to get college credits and shows mastery



    Low GPA? Alternative transcript - dual enrollment at a college.



    What if you do not know what you want to do, or what you are good at? Jean recommends:



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    Testing Secrets During COVID

    Testing Secrets During COVID

    College Testing Secrets In The Time Of COVID ~ Episodes 80

    With so much misinformation out there about college testing here are the testing secrets during COVID, Jean Burk with College Prep Genuis is here to set the record straight. Tests are constantly being canceled, and it is such a confusing time. With so much frustration among students and families, here is a simple guide of 5 top tips to help you navigate the uncertainty.



    If you are the parent of a college to be a student it has been a very confusing time. People are worried, and confused about what to do – is there liability if someone gets sick? Parents are angry with the SAT college boards and ACT college boards. But Jean explains test makers do have a link with updates with cancellations and extended testing time and additional test times. She suggests you pay more attention to the college board websites rather than a friend that has misinformation.



    Tests may be canceled but not necessarily in your area. The wrong information is being shared and that is the issue. First, one claim is that the SAT and ACT tests are going away. They are not going away. There are some schools that are temporarily suspending the testing for right now.



    ARTICLE – California school system the USC which has 10 schools out of nearly 5000, and they are coming up with their own test which is similar to the ACT and SAT – Keep in mind there is misinformation out there.  80% of colleges give scholarship money just based on a test score.  The reason colleges can not just use transcripts is that different high schools have different levels of difficulty. For example, if a student has a 4.0 or 4.5 transcript in high school in one school, and they are not the same value as a student in another school. On paper, they look the same but the school load or class load can be very different.

    College Testing: SAT, ACT & CLT:

    The one numerical component that is fair to all kids is a fair system known as standardized testing. There have been cries that it is biased, but actually, it is not. It is based on logic, reasoning skills, and the ability to answer questions under a time constraint and pressure. It crosses the socioeconomic group as well. Colleges achieve their national ranking based on test scores. Colleges get more money based on ranking. SO, these are extremely important for the college.

    Five Tips to Taking Test During Difficult Times:



    * Find a location that is having the test. School search button – zip code, schools in your area. It gives you a place to start. If you are not finding a location, your support group your co-op you can become your own test facility. Link collegeprepgenius.com/testingsites --- directly to the information you need to figure this out. ACT as well. If the facilities are canceled – you can reschedule or get a refund. To transfer you have to complete the form on the website. Be sure you have the right, email to the account. [Cancelling happens – you can get it canceled by online form or call the phone number. It takes a while to get your refund, so keep that in mind.

    * Alternative tests – if your ACT is canceled see if the SAT is canceled – they are about 99% the same test … still doing well if you know how to logically answer the question and beat the test. The new PSAT date – offering a Jan. 26th If you have a junior right now, don’t take the Oct. test. Wait for the Jan. test you have several more months to promise. National Merit Scholarship is based on the PSAT test only in the Jr. year. One student went up 590 points in your SAT in 5 months! You can get a full ride to just about every school. Full ride, full tuition, dorms, money in cash,

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    Special Replay: Beat Standardized Test Scores The Right Way

    Special Replay: Beat Standardized Test Scores The Right Way

    Beat Standardized Test Scores The Right Way Episode 78

    We've all heard the news accounts of the illegal ways that rich parents try to beat the standardized test scores with high payouts and behind the scenes workarounds. This has caused a backlash and if you have listened to these podcasts throughout the years you realize that Jean Burk has the answers without cheating!



    Thanks to our sponsor, College Prep Genius, learn more here.



    Varsity Blues! These people beat the standardized test scores illegally! 



    * A CEO paid 75k to have his child's SAT scores changed.

    * SAT scores were corrected

    * Proctors are flown in to oversee tests

    * 250,000 was paid to say their child had a disability to get extra time on the test.

    * Another family paid to have a child placed on a water polo team that never played the sport.



    Now there has been a huge backlash and many colleges are reevaluating the entry of students caught up in this scandal. With 85% of colleges relying on test scores alone, input from coaches and proctors now colleges like Yale, Standford and Georgetown are considering expelling or denying some of the applications who had a remote connection to Mr. Singer who owned the company that the wealthy hired,



    No cheating or wealth needed to beat the standardized scores.



    Tips For Test Taking to Beat Standardized Test Scores:



    * SAT means logic skills - critical thinking

    * It is the only fair way to level the playing field among students (otherwise GPA would be based only on your high school experience - this varies greatly.)

    * Programs free (Kahn Academy) or 25K - scores only raised approx. 250 points. College Prep Genius has had increased scores up to 600 points! Very inexpensive. 

    * No age limits on the test - students can begin early. You can't start too early! Middle school is a perfect time.

    * Accuracy before speed is important

    * SAT and ACT are all about patterns and rules

    * You can learn how to answer the questions quickly with practice-must answer the questions in 30 to 60 seconds or less



    Some classes are as high as 25K for SAT and ACT prep - these are only affordable for the rich, however, this is not the norm and you can do so much better with good programs for a fraction of the cost. Check out College Prep here.



    There are two types of students. The logic minded - sees patterns naturally and the smart student - the rule follower that wants to take the time and really look over every question. You only have about one minute per question and you can't be a perfectionist and take this test quickly without some practice.

    Beat Standardized Test Scores - More Tips



    * Test taking is a skill

    * Most standardized tests are written in a similar way

    * One correct answer and all the other answers are distractions

    * No instant success

    * Kids have to practice - daily is best

    * Use testing prep as part of your homeschool class

    * Free college is out there with high enough test scores

    * Go to the SAT or ACT official websites for free question of the day

    * Print out the questions and practice doing things with paper and pencil

    * Don't only use the computer to practice since the tests are given in a written format

    * Test prep even works for Postgrad tests and Military tests.

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    Special Replay: ABC’s Of Early College

    Special Replay: ABC’s Of Early College

    Special Replay: The ABCs of Early College

     Podcast #64



    Do you know the ABC's of Early College Admission? Whether you are getting college credits or an AA degree, you may be considered a transfer student, and you may miss out on scholarships – low-cost college and credits. If you've ever considered this option, listen to this podcast for great information from Jean Burk.



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    Show Notes: ABC's of Early College



    * What are some college trends?



    * 66% of college graduates are ending up with 100K of debt. The unemployment rate is 9% -- nearly 38% work in positions that don’t require any college at all.

    * Low-cost college and credits

    * Bachelor’s degree can make 182% more per week

    * College tuition increased by 600%





    * 12 Early college benefits?



    * For homeschoolers broadens their course offerings

    * Enhances academic rigor

    * Avoids duplication of course work

    * Increases their schedule flexibility – earn extra minors or majors

    * Tend to finish college as a whole

    * Earning a technical degree or certificate while in high school

    * Shortens your time to earn a degree

    * Reduce college costs

    * Transferable college credits – basic or core credits

    * Earning high school and science simultaneously

    * Building your student’s confidence

    * Still, home so you can guide and coach them





    * Name the 3 main types of early college?



    * Build an amazing transcript – Podcast 1 -http://ultimateradioshow.com/transcripts-your-key-to-free-college/







    Podcast 2 - http://ultimateradioshow.com/transcripts-your-key-to-free-college-2/



    * AP – advanced placement credits



    * By college board – same people who make the SAT

    * Challenging and show mastery









    * Approved by the college board





    * Online, or buying the books and study on your own, take courses by AP teacher who was authorized by the college board

    * Listen to the audio for recommendations for official AP courses online

    * 38 courses your students can take





    * CLEP—College level placement



    * Be prepared to be sure it all transfers to the college you want to attend.

    * Made by the college board, 2900 colleges and universities accept them, there is a cost for test and test center.









    * No age limits or restrictions





    * Tests are 90 minutes long

    * Testing centers listed on College board website.

    * Official study guides by the college board





    * Dual Enrollment – early enrollment



    * Sometimes credits don’t transfer

    * High school and college at the same time









    * The transition from high school to college easier





    * Core classes out of the way





    * What test scores are required?



    * The entrance exam is still needed for college even junior or state college

    * Scores need to be high enough on SAT and ACT for admission, check the college of choice

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