By Tom Fischgrund
Drawing at the first examine of 1600 scorers carried out with the whole cooperation of the varsity Board, listed here are the 7 secrets and techniques to luck at the SAT -- and in life.Every yr approximately 2.3 million highschool scholars take the SAT; of these, even though, basically 650 scholars on usual in attaining an ideal ranking of 1600. this sort of statistic increases seen questions: who're those teenagers? 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 finished entry to those excessive educational achievers via 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 unique collage Board information, in 1600 excellent rating he unearths the 7 secrets and techniques that separate the cream from the crop.Among the RevelationsAttending small inner most faculties (or any university with sessions) does not constantly make an incredible distinction ... yet having powerful family members aid doesPaying for pricey sessions or tutors doesn'talways make an incredible distinction ... yet takinglots of perform assessments at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not regularly make an important distinction ... yet having an self sufficient ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with fascinating case reports and sensible recommendation -- and suggestions from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial publication brings challenging facts and a brand new, extra human standpoint to 1 of the best demanding situations mom and dad all over the place face: the way to be sure their teenagers have the simplest probability to thrive in highschool, university, and past.
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Extra resources for 1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT
33 PORTRAIT OF A 1600 STUDENT From the time he could walk, Matthew S. loved taking things apart to see how they worked. com, taking things apart and putting them back together in cyberspace. “I’m very spatially oriented. I want to manipulate things, see how they work, what’s going on. That fascinates me,” he says. Always looking for a challenge, Matthew took the hardest science and math classes his high school in Georgia had to offer, including AP courses in calculus, chemistry, and physics. Matthew approached the SAT in the same way—he saw it as a challenge, a puzzle to be solved.
Is a perfect illustration of a 1600 student with high emotional intelligence. “I am able to connect with people one on one. I am someone people can count on to help as a friend. ” John said his social life in high school was good because he got involved in a lot of activities, from which he made a lot of new friends. He even met his girlfriend while the two were acting together in the school play. Regardless of the fact that he aced the SAT and got into Harvard, John sums himself up like this: “I’m a pretty simple kind of guy.
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. Like other perfect score students, however, Matthew is multifaceted. His explorations reach far beyond the realm of math and science.
1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT by Tom Fischgrund