Doorway to College

PSAT and SAT Test Prep

Maximizing Your Child's PSAT or SAT Score

Doorway to College’s ZAPS® test specialists know the strengths and weaknesses of the PSAT and SAT, the kinds of traps students face, and how to avoid them. Think of ZAPS as your child's defense against the unknown.

In-School Strategy Seminars

Online Strategy Webinars

Online Practice Test

College Vocabulary Challenge

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In-School Strategy Seminars - Register Now

In a 5-hour SAT seminar, your child will learn important test-taking strategies and tips. They will also take four shortened practice tests (about 20 minutes each) to immediately apply the strategies learned, and get a feel for the actual SAT or PSAT testing experience.

Your student will receive:

  • Inside the SAT Study Guide, filled with all of the following — and more!
    • PSAT/SAT test tips and strategies 
    • An extensive grammar review
    • A five-step plan for writing a high-scoring essay
    • Practice essay prompts and a scoring rubric
    • A comprehensive mathematics review
    • Story problem strategies
    • Detailed answer explanations 
    • An individual study plan
  • Workout Booklets, with six shortened practice tests each in Reading, Writing, and Math for a total of 18 practice tests.

 

Online Strategy Webinars - Register Now

In a ZAPS webinar (online seminar), your student can expect all the features of the in-person seminar, including:

  • Five hours of live interaction with a certified test specialist 
  • Highly effective strategies and tips for each subtest
  • Reduced test anxiety and higher test scores

Your student will receive:

  • Inside the SAT Study Guide, filled with all of the following — and more!
    • PSAT/SAT test tips and strategies 
    • An extensive grammar review
    • A five-step plan for writing a high-scoring essay
    • Practice essay prompts and a scoring rubric
    • A comprehensive mathematics review
    • Story problem strategies
    • Detailed answer explanations 
    • An individual study plan
  • Workout Booklets, with six shortened practice tests each in Reading, Writing, and Math for a total of 18 practice tests.

Requirements

For best results, your student will need the following:

  • A computer with high-speed Internet connection (Note: The recorded webinar cannot be viewed on a tablet or phone.)
  • A quiet location
  • A headset (extremely helpful, but optional)
  • A pen or pencil
  • A calculator (for the math section)

Recorded Webinars - Buy Now

If your student can't attend a live webinar, a recorded webinar is a great solution. The webinar recording is available for viewing any time for one full year from date of purchase.

 

Online Practice Test - Buy Now

The ZAPS SAT-Practice Test™ is a full-length, online test that mirrors the format, content, questions, and timing of the PSAT/SAT.

When taken timed, the test provides students with a realistic estimate of the score they would likely get if they took the actual SAT on that date at that time. We encourage students to take the test timed first, so that they can see their estimated score, then take it untimed, so they can examine the answer choices and explanations in depth.

The Online SAT-Practice Test is responsive, so it will size to fit your device, whether it's a computer, tablet, or large phone. Because it's helpful to have the questions side-by-side to the reading passages, however, you may find it works better to use a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

The practice test is available for viewing any time for one full year from date of purchase.

 

College Vocabulary Challenge - Buy Now

The College Vocabulary Challenge offers the following features:

Learn

  • Study definitions and parts of speech
  • Read example sentences with words in meaningful context
  • Study synonyms, antonyms, root words, and/or prefixes
  • Flag words for further review

Challenge

  • Sentence-completion items test words in context
  • Synonym challenges test comprehension in isolation
  • Hints give strategies for understanding

Review

  • Relearn missed or flagged words
  • Get a score report for each Review
  • Earn badges for progress

The Challenge will be available any time for one full year from date of purchase.

 

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High School Student

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