Some may not see it, but studying alone is the hardest thing to do. Group studies and late-night calls about homework aren’t unheard of, especially for our generation where the entire internet is only a click away. Studying for the college entrance tests by your lonesome should be the last thing on a student’s mind, but if anyone out there is thinking about doing such a thing, for whatever reason, here are five reasons why this is a bad idea.

CETs Change Topics Yearly

Self-reviewing for the college entrance tests is completely different than studying for any other academic test. For starters, the colleges make it hard to predict what’s going to be on their test by changing certain topics every year. The changes vary per college. Although some people may have a vague idea about which topics to study on, there’s really no telling what’s going to appear on the day itself.

Throughout the years, AHEAD has collaborated with many educators to construct a test-based review program to ensure that their students are studying only what they need to study, instead of just studying aimlessly.

Simulated Exams are Hard to Find

College entrance tests are incredibly tricky by design. For example: Ateneo’s college entrance test is notorious for being designed to not be finished. The reading comprehension portion is extremely long with only around twenty minutes allotted to complete it. With colleges trying to test applicants in every way that they can, simply knowing what will appear on the test isn’t going to cut it. College applicants need to understand that proper knowledge about the test of each university itself is key to their success. AHEAD specializes in creating simulated tests for each university based on actual past college entrance exams, so once their students take the actual test, it’ll feel like Déjà vu.

Mental preparation is Crucial

Never underestimate how the mind can affect your performance. Those who have ever spoken in front of an audience know how nerve-wracking the experience can be. It doesn’t matter how many times you practiced beforehand; if you’re a nervous wreck during the event, you won’t be able to perform. The same thing applies to the college entrance test.

Self-studying makes it hard to prepare since the only thing one is focusing on is the academics. At AHEAD, the program is designed not only to help academically but also how to prepare mentally. They even teach what foods to eat for breakfast and what snacks would help the most.

You won’t have quality teachers to help you if you have trouble

This is an obvious one. When trying to self-study–even outside of the college entrance tests–there’s no one there to talk to when troubleshooting problems. It’s hard to progress in any skill without having a proper mentor, be it basketball, music or academics. After all, a mentor is there to help learners develop the will to learn.

The benefit of enrolling in AHEAD’s College Entrance Test Review Program is that you gain access to quality teachers from the top three universities in the Philippines. They go through rigorous applications before they can teach in AHEAD classes, and they are open to answer everyone’s questions to the best of their ability.

Self-discipline is difficult

Let’s face it: keeping yourself in check rarely goes the way you want it to. Even when utilizing group studies, a self-made test and all the notes in the world, it’s hard to stay on track, especially when studying for the college entrance tests take months of work to do. AHEAD prides itself in its CET program, where students are put into a highly-efficient set of classes designed to simulate the top three university entrance tests. It takes care of all the guesswork and planning, leaving the students to practice what’s necessary.

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