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

By Tom Fischgrund

Drawing at the first examine of 1600 scorers carried out with the total cooperation of the varsity Board, listed below 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, despite the fact that, in basic terms 650 scholars on typical in achieving an ideal rating of 1600. any such statistic increases visible questions: who're those children? What are they prefer? and the way do they do it?In a brand new landmark examine, educator and govt recruiter Tom Fischgrund turned the 1st researcher ever granted complete entry to those excessive educational achievers through the school 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 info, in 1600 ideal ranking he finds the 7 secrets and techniques that separate the cream from the crop.Among the RevelationsAttending small deepest faculties (or any institution with sessions) does not constantly make an incredible distinction ... yet having powerful kinfolk help doesPaying for pricey sessions or tutors doesn'talways make an enormous distinction ... yet takinglots of perform checks at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not continuously make an important distinction ... yet having an self sufficient ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with exciting case experiences and sensible recommendation -- and assistance from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial e-book brings challenging information and a brand new, extra human point of view to at least one of the best demanding situations mom and dad all over the place face: the way to make certain their young ones have the easiest likelihood to thrive in highschool, university, and past.

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1 I go to a public high school and take a mixture of honors classes and regular classes. 0 grade-point average and am in the top 10 percent of my class. I won a few academic awards, including being named Presidential Scholar. 1 I applied to several top schools and got into Duke and MIT. I decided to go to Hampshire College because I wanted a small liberal arts school where I could design my own major. 1 I spend eleven hours a week studying and thirteen hours a week reading for school. I take advanced level math and science classes, despite the fact that most of the kids in my classes are guys.

Although perfect score students aren’t limited in the variety of activities they choose to pursue, they do limit themselves to one or two activities at a time. They prefer to delve into a special interest with a passion, rather than dabbling in many things. This is one of the 7 secrets that set perfect score students apart from the rest. More than 90 percent of perfect score students reported having a particular talent that they pursued with a passion, whether it was practicing cello or electric guitar; putting together a novel science experiment or the latest issue of the school newspaper; or playing water polo or street hockey.

I don’t work too hard,” says Susan K. That’s a philosophy of life we can all live by.

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