Frequently Asked Questions :: Students


 

What is this site all about?

The NJROTC is providing cadets with free test preparation resources for the ACT and SAT* to help them increase their opportunities for obtaining higher education.

 

Who can use the NJROTC Test Preparation Program?

NJROTC cadets at participating schools can take advantage of the online test preparation courses.

 

How much does it cost?

The online test preparation courses are free resources for NJROTC cadets.

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How do I sign up?

Select either the SAT or ACT button on the home page of this site and register for the test preparation course.

 

How much time do I have to complete the program?

The NJROTC Test Preparation courses can be customized to fit your timeline. For the best possible results, you should take the full course, which takes 6 to 8 weeks. If your test date is a month away or sooner, you can choose a short- or medium-length course based on your timeline. The total time of the online course includes about 40 hours of lessons and practice tests.

 

Do I have to do it all at once?

No, the course is designed to be taken over many weeks as you prepare to the take the standardized test. You can set your own pace for completing the course based on the time you have available before your test date.

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Can I access the program from my home computer?

Yes; the courses are available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access. All work is password protected.

 

Should I sign up for the SAT or ACT?

The choice of whether to take the SAT or ACT used to be determined by school/region. The SAT is more commonly required by schools in states on the east and west coasts. The ACT is more commonly required by schools in states in the midwest and the south. Today, however, most schools accept both SAT and ACT scores, which means you can decide for yourself.

Although the tests are similar, there are some key differences. On the SAT, the writing section is required, and the essay factors into your overall score. On the ACT, you can choose whether or not to take the Writing section. Another difference is the way the tests are scored. On the SAT, you'll get a small amount deducted for every wrong answer. On the ACT, only correct answers count, so answer every question. The SAT tests reading comprehension, math, and writing skills, but the ACT also tests science. Don't worry too much, though -- you don't need to know specific science facts because the test is really about your ability to read and interpret scientific information.

Neither the SAT nor ACT is easier or better, but by getting to know each, you can decide which one suits you.

 

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*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. The College Board and ACT, Inc. are not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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