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Boot Camp Overview
All test prep companies are not created equal, regardless of price. Many programs, even ridiculously expensive ones, simply reteach high school over again. This is an overview of the information students will learn in the College Prep Genius boot camp. The live class is designed to jump start the student’s excitement and confidence to continue internalizing the information after the class is finished.
To solidify the information so it can be applied appropriately, students will also receive the bonus eCourse after the boot camp. It reinforces the information learned in class and it contains video lessons, a corresponding homework guide, checklist for success, eReader textbook, pdf workbook, journal for success, class notes outline, essay templates, genius tips, exclusive webinars...
The College Prep Genius eCourse can be used as an elective on the transcript. It can be called “test prep”, “test skills”, “prep skills”, etc.
The eReader upgrades are also explained on how they can also help you and your student in their journey for high school and college prep success.
How it works
12 mom-friendly and self-directed video lessons with detailed Homework Guide, Journal for Success, College Prep Genius Textbook eReader, Essay Templates, Genius Tips, and College Prep Genius Workbook PDF Download*
One-Year Subscription- ($59 Renewal Fee that includes program additions and upgrades, if renewed within 30 days of expiration)
Convenient at-home program (fits around your schedule)
Can view unlimited times during subscription to solidify information.
Records course progress (for each eCourse membership).
FREE Booster Pack eReaders: Vocabcafé Series** eReader books, High School Prep Genius eReader* and 15 Secrets to Free College eReader when students sign up for live class by the early bird date. ($ 117 value)
Free College Prep Genius Workbook (Hard Copy)
Ask specific questions from a College Prep Genius Instructor in an interactive classroom setting, and receive instant reinforcement and clarification of answers if needed.
Classroom setting mimics actual test (surrounded by other students)
Professional, College Prep Genius Certified and Knowledgeable Instructor
$10 Credit for Each Live Bootcamp Referral (Can be used for hard copy books, future products...)
Parental Observation: Parents of paid students can sit in the back if there is room, they are quiet and hold questions until the end. A great way to help your student.
* When purchasing the live bootcamp, the eCourse is a bonus and will only be available after the live class. Access to all class materials will be available after the class, as well. Please read our boot camp policy and refund policy.
** Free Booster Pack eReaders is only available when purchased during the early bird offer period.
The SAT/ACT is not about Reading!
I know what you’re thinking. If it’s not about reading what on earth is it about? After all, it IS the Reading section. This section of the SAT/ACT is challenging, especially when it comes to time. You have 65 minutes in total to not only read 6 passages but also answer 52 questions. That’s an average of 1.2 minutes per question even if you didn’t have to read the passages.
Cut Time in Half: This section might be the most hated section of SAT/ACT, but College Prep Genius will show you how to cut your time time, per question, in half. By finishing all the questions correctly and on time, you might even have time to spare after you’ve checked your work!
Speed-Reading is Not Necessary: In fact, it probably won’t help at all. Speed-reading is an excellent skill to take on board, but it is NOT the key to acing this section. The CPG course will give you special, little-known tips that will help you know what to look for, determine which of information is superfluous, and work out exactly what you should read. It’s gold-plated information.
Skip 75% of Passage: There are secret ways to work out what is worth reading, and what is not. Most students naturally approach this section as if it were an English class at school, analyzing and interpreting each passage. When you take the College Prep Genius course, we’ll show you reading up to 75% of the passage is completely unnecessary. Imagine how good you’ll feel when you can happily leave much of the reading alone and still be sure you’re answering the questions correctly.
3 Types of Passages: The patterns used to create the tests are predictable. If you don’t know how to recognize standard patterns and answer questions correctly, the SAT.ACT can be quite tough. In our boot camp class, we’ll show you the 3 types of passages you'll encounter on the SAT/ACT, and give you valuable techniques on tackling each type.
5 Types of Questions: Passages contain five different types of questions. The SAT/ACT purposely questions student out of order. College Prep Genius will teach you how to rearrange these questions in the correct order and answer them quickly and correctly.
How is it That Top Math Students Get Low SAT.ACT Math Scores?
Bad in Math? No Worries!: Just because you love math doesn’t mean you’ll score well. Actually, many excellent math students get their lowest scores in this section. This is because it’s not like the math you do at school. You won’t get any credit for working out problems the long way. And just like the Reading section there are hints and techniques that will shortcut your work, big time! The good news is that every math problem can be answered quickly and often without calculations. We’ll teach you the built-in shortcuts and you’ll be happily whizzing through the section in no time.
Not a Math Test: SAT/ACT math is not at all like school math. Yes, of course there are math questions, but they are presented in a way that tests your critical thinking skills. Some of them are written in a bizarre way, but they all use math as the medium. Once you know what to look for and how to process the answers, you’ll feel confident working through this section!
You Won’t Need Your Calculator: Using a calculator can introduce another way you can make mistakes. So, it is great to know is that every question on the test can be answered without a calculator. We’ll show you how!
Easily Eliminate the Wrong Answers: You only get about one minute to answer each question. That’s not much time. So, you don’t want to waste the little time you have testing each suggested answer. College Prep Genius shows you how you can cut your time in half for many questions.
Find Your Answers Within the Question: Did you know that more often than not, the way the question is constructed often points you directly to the answer? And you know what that means? Instead of working through long calculations and elaborate math problems, you’ll learn quick, and often non-mathematical solutions.
Enjoy Less Geometry: For many students, geometry is often a challenging subject. On the SAT/ACT, it only makes up about 10% of the math section. We'll show you tips on how to be successful when working geometry questions on the SAT/ACT.
Love Math or Hate Math, You Can Score Big: When you know what to look for you’ll think less about formulas and calculations. Learn how to save time and possibly have time in the end to double check your work!
Writing & Language
It’s a Great Combination: In the past many colleges ignored the Writing portion of the SAT/ACT. While the reading and writing sections are different on the test, they are scored together, so mastering both sections is now essential to test success.
47 Seconds Per Question: There are 4 passages, 44 questions and 35 minutes to finish: That’s only about 47 seconds per question! College Prep Genius will show you a super cool pattern on the test you can use to answer up to 75% of the questions in just 10 seconds!
3 Types of Questions: The test has evolved to a predictable format with just 3 types of questions that correlate to 4 passages with underlined portions. We’ll teach you which ones test grammar, style or reading analysis.
No Grammar Genius needed: I don’t know many people who can remember the actual grammar rules you learned in elementary school. No worries, the writing sections uses 13 recurring patterns that you will learn with CPG. The beauty of a standardized test is that the questions are predictable.
Omit the "Mostly Omitted" Essay at Your Peril
Take the Advantage: On the SAT/ACT, the essay is optional, so most students will choose to opt-out. But not you! While you might think bypassing this section will make things easier, we'll show you the 4 reasons should NOT pass up this section.
50 Minute Format: College Prep Genius will show you how you can prepare at least 50% of your essay before the test, even without knowing the topic.
Proven Template: CPG has 30 pre-written paragraph templates students can use to create the perfect essay. With a little practice, you’ll be able to write an analytical response to the argument provided on the test. We know the perfect length essay for a perfect essay score.
Be Familiar with the Judging Criteria: There are 3600 judges across the nation. Because these judges are tasked with reading thousands of essays, the grading system has to be objective. The essay is formulaic, so by following our proven plan, you will be more than prepared.
eReader Upgrade #1: 15 Secrets to Free College
15 Secrets to Free College – This e-book contains little-known information about getting money for college.
Here’s an overview:
- The Key Formula for Receiving More Money
- Three FAFSA Mistakes that lose you money
- 400 Colleges that meet 80-100% need
- Ivy Leagues for FREE
- Eat your Way to Free College
- How 85% of Colleges Admit/Give Money Full-Scholarships Made Easy
- Free Graduate School Money
- Key Questions to ask colleges
- Myths about scholarships Record-Keeping Secrets
- Secret Scholarship Search Tips
- #1 College Essay Trick
- Money for Middle School
- Free College Credit
eReader Upgrade #2: High School Prep Genius
High School Prep Genius– The “2013 Blue Ribbon Award" for The Best and Favorite College Prep Resource” is like having a personal guidance counselor at your fingertips and designed for families with private, public and homeschooled students in 7th grade and above. Here’s an overview:
This book is also available as a hard copy and discounted if purchased with the boot camp.
- Monthly Guide for 9th to 12th Grades Middle school information
- Checklist for Parents
- Checklist for Students
- Make a college/career planning notebook
- Skip MCAT and finish undergrad and med school in 6 years
- Pertinent information starting in 4th grade
- College Search and Admissions Counselor Info
- Timeline for important deadlines not to miss
- Updated- The 4 Main Tests for college entrance and scholarships
- Little-known Scholarship Information
- Important Study Tips
- Time Management Strategies
- Tips from Guidance Counselors
- Picking a High School Degree Plan
- Identifying Interests and Personal Motivation
- Summer before College
- Little known secrets of the highly competitive
- How to set Long and Short-Term goals
- GPA, credits and transcript Information
- All about Volunteering/Extra-curricular Activities and Awards
eReader Upgrade #3: Vocabcafé Book Series
Vocabcafé Book Series: Easily improve vocabulary with fun, wholesome narrative stories. Each novella contains 300 SAT-level vocabulary words, placed in context with the definition at the bottom of the page for reference and reinforcement. (They can be used as a literature credit or creative writing credit by having students take the words that they learned at the end of the chapter and write them back into their own sentence, paragraph or story.)
These books are also available as hard copies and discounted if purchased with the boot camp.
Prankster Maleck and is mischievous room- mate commandeer a ship and crash land on a mysterious planet. Finding their way home is a quest to stop a planetary-wide rebellion, overthrow a dictator and save a young princess.
HIGHWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Three teens set out to create the greatest independent film of all time, but as the glitz and glamour start to beguile them, true friendship is tested. A story that exams ambition, fame, loyalty and forgiveness.
The 1856 wild west era brings survival, devastating loss and a struggle to withstand the elements. For the Watkins, a fresh start awaits them as they head back east to St. Peters.
OPERATION HIGH SCHOOL
The new girl at school simply wants to navigate through high school as quietly as possible, but a mysterious note would draw her into a journey of cold nights, shadowy figures and even a threat to national security. It becomes a quest to discover self-reliance, personal strength and the value of friendship.
SUMMER OF ST. NICK
Super-nerd Nick Franklin’s desire to become a lawyer and spend his extra time studying is interrupted when his ordinary holiday takes a turn as he finds a small fortune. It is a thought-provoking tale of chance, romance, mystery and sacrifice.
I.M. FOR MURDER
A star tennis player gets tangled up in a chat-room plan that goes awry and he finds himself in a dangerous game of life and death with a serial killer. A non-stop, action packed adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.