INeedAPencil is an innovative site that raises students SAT scores through a strategic preparation program that uses SAT questions, lessons and student tools. Learn more about INeedAPencil in the About Us section.
Why the name, INeedAPencil?
With the hundreds of SAT preparation programs out there, it is important for a genuine and effective site to distinguish itself so it can reach out to users. I need a pencil! is the battle cry of students who walk into the SAT unprepared; INAP identifies with this need for preparation and is here to help out.
What makes INeedAPencil better and more effective than the rest?
Features. Features. Features. Any company or tutor can provide you with questions and lessons about the SAT. However, you need structure; otherwise, nothing prevents procrastination. You need interesting content; otherwise, preparation will be terribly boring and the material will not make sense. You need clear lessons and explanations; otherwise, you don't learn and the material doesn't stick. This website provides useful tools to maximize student performance by providing a flexible yet effective structure along with helpful questions and lessons. INAP provides you with a personalized and effective structure. The content is fun and interesting because it uses concepts and hobbies that are relevant to teenagers like music and sports. Designed by certified teachers and expert SAT tutors, lessons and explanations will teach you how to effectively answer every SAT question. Learn more about the interest-guided content, SAT Score Projector, Customized Practice Session, on-screen work-tools and our other features that distinguish INeedAPencil by registering today. It's free!
My child is a great kid and does well in school. He/she just cannot get high enough SAT scores. How will INeedAPencil make a difference?
INeedAPencil knows your child has the potential; it's simply a matter of presenting the material in an interesting and structured manner. INeedAPencil provides each student with questions that pertain to his/her favorite hobbies based on selections that you choose. With more interesting content, your child can stay engaged and absorb what we teach. Depending on your selections, your student may see, for example, content about their favorite music bands and sports teams. INeedAPencil offers hundreds of practice questions, each with a thorough explanation about how to solve the problem right from step one. Further, INeedAPencil has full lessons that teach every topic that appears on the SAT, so whether your child just needs to fill in a few gaps or re-learn algebra for the test, it can be done here. Unlike other programs, INeedAPencil provides an easy way for your student to keep track of difficult subjects and review sensitive material through its Solidification phase. For example, we recommend your child to review their previous lesson each time that he/she logs in. By reviewing past concepts, we help to ensure that the information stays fresh and easily applicable. From teaching the very basic concepts and testing students to remembering specific formulas and preparing for test day, INeedAPencil is here to ensure success.
I'm new to the internet. Also, I was considering a personal tutor or preparation book. Why should I have my child prepare online?
The internet is proving more useful for everything from paying bills to mapping family vacations. As a medium for test preparation, the internet is especially useful. With an online program, you and your student have access to content and preparation from any computer, anywhere at any time. No lugging books around or calling up the local tutor at midnight before test day. Such flexibility is critical with everyone's busy schedules. Worried about too much flexibility harming your young procrastinator? INeedAPencil provides you with status updates on your student's progress by e-mail so you can make sure that he/she stays on track. Also, INeedAPencil sends students reminders through e-mail and inform them about deadlines through our digital calendar and notifications. Not only is an online program more flexible, but it offers critical students tools that no book or tutor can provide. For example, the INeedAPencil SAT Score Projector reveals what a student would earn on the SAT based on current performance. This figure is updated instantly as work is completed. Also, we have on-screen tools like a calculator and question notes. Your student spends hours every day instant messaging, surfing the web and listening to music…while writing research reports, also! Schools around the world are recognizing the cultural shift towards the internet and implementing many computer classes and tools into curriculums because they see the advantages. Technology increases productivity. SAT preparation is an ideal use of the internet for education because of its universal access, heightened communication capabilities and special features. Stay ahead of the crowd with INeedAPencil.
How do I register my child for the Optimal SAT Preparation Program?
Simply sit down with your child and follow the simple registration form on the home page. You can even register your child on your own by using their email address or a family email address through the registration on the home page.
How do I use INeedAPencil?
After registration, begin by taking a practice test. Although this is the least fun part about SAT preparation, we will be able to tell you your strengths, weaknesses and projected SAT score. From there, you can review interesting lessons and answer practice questions to expand your knowledge base and improve your test-taking skills. Along the way, use our student tools like the SAT Score Projector and on-screen work tools to maximize and expedite learning. If you don't know where to go or what to do, we will guide you when you log-in or you can visit the help section. You can log-in and work from any computer anywhere, any time. In no time, you'll be close to achieving your dream SAT score.
Why should I prepare for the SAT online?
Preparing for the SAT online is the best deal if you're looking for effective preparation without paying the equivalent of your first semester of tuition! We understand that you may prefer to meet with an individual who can physically explain things to you. We understand that you can save a chunk of change by learning out of a book. Allow us to draw a comparison. Consider the folks who still only send postal mail (affectionately termed snail mail), reasoning that they don't have to pay for internet access AND they actually have a piece of paper to hold. Yet, consider the instant communication, increased productivity and added functionality of e-mail.
Most importantly, consider the short-run because this is what tomorrow holds. Your high test scores can earn you scholarships and financial aid that far exceeds the cost of any SAT preparation program. SAT preparation may be the most profitable after-school job for high school students since babysitting and lawn-mowing went out of style. Best of all, INeedAPencil is free!
What does INeedAPencil have planned for the future?
Every day we are working on the release of new features and more quality content to enhance the user experience. Do you have suggestions or feedback? INeedAPencil would love to hear from you! Click here to Contact Us.
How will INeedAPencil help me get into college?
A majority of highly accredited universities list SAT/ACT scores as one of their top priorities of admissions; it is the only fair and unbiased standard of academic achievement. Your high school grades may be inflated, you may be in the same clubs as everyone else and your recommendations everyone has positive letters. With millions of students applying to college every year, you can't afford to risk admissions with low test scores. Protect yourself by using INeedAPencil and earning high test scores that make you shine all around.