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What is SmartPrep?
The goal of SmartPrep is to offer high-quality, affordable workshops designed to help students prepare for college entrance exams.

Instructor:
Mrs. Gina Smearsoll - Mrs. Smearsoll is currently a Senior High Science Teacher and a Test Prep Instructor. She has been teaching ACT and SAT test preparation courses for 16 years.

Location:
Room 301, Cincinnati Christian Schools Junior/Senior High Campus.

Questions:
Contact Gina Smearsoll.

Registration: 
Fill out the registration form and mail to the address on the form, or submit to Mrs. Smearsoll’s mailbox at Cincinnati Christian Schools. Registration deadline is one day prior to workshop date. Workshops with fewer than four registered students will be canceled.

For which test is this instruction?  
The focus of the January through April workshops and practice sessions will be on the ACT only.

Who should register?  
The January through April workshops and practice sessions are designed for juniors. These students will be encouraged to take the ACT in April. All juniors are welcome to attend, regardless of where they attend high school.

Why start with a full-length test?
Students should start by attending the free full-length practice test sessionThe test will be scored that day and students will then be able to decide for which sections they most need practice. This way, students can register for individual section workshops or the whole series.

Why workshops and practice sessions?
There are two important steps necessary in preparing for college entrance exams.

  1. Students must learn the format and specific strategies to score well on each section of the exam. This is the focus of the individual workshops.  
  2. Students must use those strategies to practice real questions in the time allotted for each exam section. This is the focus of the practice sessions. Often, students may learn the format and strategies for each section but they fail to use those strategies to practice for the exam. By scheduling intentional practice sessions, we are allowing students the opportunity to come and practice before taking the actual test. Practice sessions will benefit the student most after attending the workshop for that section to learn the format and strategies. For that reason, students may only attend practice sessions after attending the corresponding workshop.                                   

Why is there a book fee?
All students will be provided with a test prep practice book for use in all sessions. 

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