As most college-bound high school students know, one of the necessary evils of the college admissions world includes the dreaded standardized college entrance exams. For some students, it is not the most fun thing they have ever done, but they jump through the hoop with relative ease and move on to the next college admission step. For other students, the standardized college entrance exams (SAT or ACT alike) present a quest similar to running a marathon, while having a nightmare, in the pouring rain, uphill, without shoes on.
Those few students who are naturally gifted at taking standardized tests may never consider test preparation, much less need it to score well on a test. For students who are desperate to score well on the standardized tests but not naturally inclined toward this success, however, test preparation courses often represent a glimmer of hope to cling to as THE salvation for their college dreams and aspirations.