A student’s level of skill in reading is possibly the primary determining factor towards their success in standardised testing. In the case of the SAT and the ACT exams, which are essential for students hoping to attend college in the US. It’s not only the Reading section of paper which demands highly developed comprehension, vocabulary and reading speed- reading underlies all of the parts of the test. Despite this, the majority of students find that developing each of the complex of skills which make up ‘reading’ to be the most difficult parts of SAT prep and ACT prep. CUCU has been designed by teachers who have years of experience preparing students to take these standardised tests, and thus is uniquely geared towards helping students to boost their scores. Each article and the corresponding questions have been chosen to mirror the level of challenge that an SAT or ACT reading passage would present.
Prospective college students may also have to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam to secure entry to many institutions. The Reading section consists of questions on 3-5 passages, each approximately 700 words in length. CUCU is thus an indispensable tool for TOEFL preparation, because it will not only familiarise the student with the format of texts likely to occur in the paper, it will also provide opportunity to practice answering similarly-styled questions, develop vocabulary, and increase reading pace.