Curriculum Review:ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student/ SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian StudentPosted: January 22, 2016
Stobaugh (2012) did a wonderful job at organizing the information in The SAT and The ACT College Preparation Course for the Christian Student. He states, “The ACT test assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The SAT, on the other hand, is an IQ-type test … and measures a students’ ability to problem solve” (pg. 8-9). It is a text that utilizes a devotional type style of delivery for students to exercise the characteristics needed to successfully master test-taking skills. The literature-based formate comes with a free downloadable essay workbook available online.
As a high school student’s parent and educator, I appreciated the emphasis on scripture and devotion journal writing as the main source of one’s wisdom. Every day students are to read their devotional entry and scripture, write in their journal and read and study vocabulary cards. The daily assignment continues with problem-solving and vocabulary practice. On the side of each page are helpful hints for critical thinking and positive quotes to help each student maintain focus and a positive mindset.
There are several aspects of these books that I found very useful. In the SAT text, there is a 1- 2- or 3- Year plan is easy to follow for a student in any year of their high school career. While the ACT text contains a 10-week plan and a 50-day plan. They both give very sound advice about how to survive in secular universities without losing your faith.
Overall, both of these texts are excellent resources for the college-bound student to prepare for their future.
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About the Author: James Stobaugh
These texts were given to me in return for an honest review of the content as part of the Moms of Masterbooks Book Review program.