Doorway to College’s ZAPS Score Boosters™ are targeted tools that help students improve their college entrance exam scores and build a stronger vocabulary. The ZAPS Score Boosters include the following:
Whatever your question about the ZAPS Score Boosters, look here first. If you have additional questions that aren’t answered below, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 877-927-8378 (toll free in the U.S.). We’re here to help!
A. As soon as you purchased, our database sent out two emails. The first email, from NoReply@zaps.com, is a receipt to reconcile with the payer’s credit card statement. The second email, from Doorway to College, contains an activation link to access your Score Booster. You'll get both of these emails for each Score Booster you purchase.
A. Whether you have forgotten your password, deleted your login email, or simply can't log in for some other reason, try the following actions before calling for help. These steps will solve most login problems.
A. Call 877-927-8378 during business hours or email us at email@example.com.
A. For your protection, the link expires after one hour; you may have tried to open the email after that. You can get another link by following the steps above. Or, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us at 877-927-8378.
A. No worries. If you know the mistake you made, send both the incorrect email address you used and the correct email address to email@example.com or call us at 877-927-8378. Please tell us your correct email address and any of the following to help us find your order:
We'll make the correction as soon as we locate your order.
A. Unless you changed it, the username for your Score Booster(s) is the email address of the person for whom the Score Boosters were purchased (usually the student). It is not necessarily the same email address of the purchaser.
If trying this doesn't help, call us at 877-927-8378 and we'll ask you some questions to help us find it.
A. When you are using the Vocabulary Challenge, simply click on the ZAPS logo in the upper-left corner at the top of the Challenge (in the dark blue bar). This will open a page that includes full instructions.
A. The following browsers work best with the Vocabulary Challenge:
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A. The app you purchased on the ZAPS.com website is web-based. You can use the app on any device that allows you to connect to your email. Just activate the link in your email, and open the URL there. You must have an Internet connection to use the web-based version of the Vocabulary Challenge.
A. No. The Vocabulary Challenge is available only as an Internet-based application.
A. While there's nothing preventing your students from working in the same Vocabulary Challenge, we don't advise it. This Vocabulary Challenge is customized for each specific user, providing review on the words that are troublesome for that person, which may not be the same words that are a problem for another user. If two or more students share the same Vocabulary Challenge, they won't each see the same words.
A. You'll earn badges on the Vocabulary Challenge by providing correct responses to the questions. Look at the table below to see the badge names and the number of correct responses required for each. Note that we've used some pretty challenging vocabulary words as the names of the badges. Not sure what the badge names mean? Some words are pretty esoteric (another word to look up — enter "define esoteric" in your browser for a quick definition), but that's part of the fun. If you have suggestions for new badge names, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. For the most accurate estimate, first take the test timed to get your estimated subtest score for the ACT or the SAT, depending on which test you are using. Then go back and take the test untimed. Even if you initially answered the item correctly, study each answer choice to learn how editors offer predictable errors to students who don’t fully understand the subject matter. This is one of the most valuable means to study for the ACT, PSAT, or SAT.
A. The ZAPS test editors carefully studied the ACT and SAT tests and have closely approximated their directions, difficulty, item types, and content. However, these are not the official tests, and we can only give you an estimated score. There are factors that are different on this test, including that it is online, does not have the same testing conditions, and does not likely produce the same test anxiety as the actual testing situation. In addition, students may have previously viewed the answers to these questions by taking the test untimed.
A. Most likely, this is a browser issue. We suggest you try using a different browser to access the test. If you're using Internet Explorer 7, try Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox, for example. If you're having trouble in Chrome, try Safari or Firefox. If you are having a browser problem, please let us know which browser was having the problem by calling Doorway to College Customer Support at 1-877-927-8378. Or, email us at email@example.com. If you have any other issue, it's also very helpful if you can email us a screen shot. If you need help taking a screen shot, please call us.
A. The ZAPS SAT-Practice Test is excellent practice for both the PSAT and the SAT. The PSAT and SAT are nearly identical tests in form, content, difficulty, style, and question types. The primary difference is that the PSAT is shorter, with fewer sections. That means there are also fewer questions overall. The PSAT also does not include an essay. Scoring for the SAT and PSAT is similar; when you see your SAT score, drop a zero at the end and you'll have an estimated PSAT score. The reverse is also true.
A. No, there is not an essay component to either the ZAPS ACT-Practice Test or the ZAPS SAT-Practice Test because the essays can't be scored by computer. Instead, we recommend that students practice writing essays using the essay prompts in their ZAPPING the ACT or Inside the SAT study guide. The study guides also include a scoring rubric to help your child evaluate the effectiveness of the practice essays.