1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT by Tom Fischgrund

By Tom Fischgrund

Drawing at the first research of 1600 scorers carried out with the total cooperation of the varsity Board, listed here are the 7 secrets and techniques to good fortune at the SAT -- and in life.Every 12 months approximately 2.3 million highschool scholars take the SAT; of these, notwithstanding, in basic terms 650 scholars on ordinary in achieving an ideal rating of 1600. one of these statistic increases visible questions: who're those youngsters? What are they prefer? and the way do they do it?In a brand new landmark learn, educator and govt recruiter Tom Fischgrund grew to become the 1st researcher ever granted accomplished entry to those excessive educational achievers by means of the varsity Board, the physique that administers the SAT. Weaving jointly in-depth interviews with perfect-score scholars, insights from their mom and dad, and particular collage Board facts, in 1600 excellent ranking he finds the 7 secrets and techniques that separate the cream from the crop.Among the RevelationsAttending small deepest faculties (or any university with sessions) does not constantly make an incredible distinction ... yet having powerful kin aid doesPaying for pricey periods or tutors doesn'talways make an enormous distinction ... yet takinglots of perform checks at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not continuously make a tremendous distinction ... yet having an self sustaining ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with fascinating case stories and sensible suggestion -- and tips from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial publication brings difficult info and a brand new, extra human point of view to at least one of the best demanding situations mom and dad in all places face: the best way to confirm their youngsters have the simplest likelihood to thrive in highschool, university, and past.

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This new curve enables the College Board, researchers, and students to look at an SAT score and more easily determine where it falls in the spectrum of SAT scores. Most high school seniors know their SAT scores off the top of their heads and know the test is a critical factor in determining which colleges to apply to and which ones will accept them. Even many years later, people still remember their SAT scores. For example, President George W. Bush recalled in a Time magazine news article that his score was 1206.

Matthew approached the SAT in the same way—he saw it as a challenge, a puzzle to be solved. The first time he took the exam, he got a 1450. He thought he could do better. He decided to crack the SAT code to find out how the test worked. “I read articles and books about the test. I studied the questions, not the material, but rather the way the questions were phrased and the kinds of answers the College Board was looking for,” he says. ” His approach worked: Matthew got a 1600 the second time he took the exam.

1 I’m in the top 10 percent of my class. 0 grade-point average. I applied to the top Ivy League schools. I didn’t get into Princeton or Yale, but I did get accepted to Harvard. I’m going to Stanford. 1 I spend eight hours a week studying, and seven hours a week reading for school. 1 I have a strong relationship with my family. My parents encouraged me but didn’t push. When I excelled in math, they sent me to a summer math camp. They knew I didn’t work too hard in regular school and didn’t study much for my tests.

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