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, although, purely 650 scholars on typical in attaining an ideal ranking of 1600. this type of statistic increases noticeable 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 entire 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 specific collage Board information, in 1600 excellent ranking he finds the 7 secrets and techniques that separate the cream from the crop.Among the RevelationsAttending small inner most colleges (or any tuition with sessions) does not consistently make a major distinction ... yet having robust family members aid doesPaying for pricey sessions or tutors doesn'talways make a major distinction ... yet takinglots of perform exams at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not continuously make an incredible distinction ... yet having an self reliant ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with interesting case stories and functional suggestion -- and assistance from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial publication brings difficult facts and a brand new, extra human point of view to at least one of the best demanding situations mom and dad all over face: how one can ascertain their youngsters have the easiest probability to thrive in highschool, university, and past.

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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. I love to learn. ” I don’t think it’s happenstance that high academic achievers also possess high emotional intelligence. High emotional intelligence contributes to academic success, including high SAT scores.

Do they measure up outside the world of standardized tests and term papers? , takes this one step further, suggesting that life success depends more on emotional, rather than academic, intelligence. “One of psychology’s open secrets is the relative inability of grades, IQ, or SAT scores, despite their popular mystique, to predict unerringly who will succeed in life,” Goleman writes in his landmark book Emotional Intelligence. ” Every person has a mixture of both academic and emotional intelligence, but given a choice, it is emotional intelligence that “adds far more of the qualities that make us fully human,” Goleman says.

From the 1960s onward, SAT scores fell steadily, probably because a larger pool of average and below-average high school students were taking the SATs and applying to colleges. In 1994, the median SAT score was 910, with a 428 median score for verbal and a 482 median score for math. The following year College Board administrators decided to shift SAT scores back up to reflect 1000 as the middle mark. As a result of this new curve, most verbal scores were raised 60 to 80 points, while math scores were increased approximately 20 to 30 points.

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