By Tom Fischgrund
Drawing at the first research of 1600 scorers performed with the complete 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, despite the fact that, in simple terms 650 scholars on usual in attaining an ideal ranking of 1600. the sort of statistic increases seen questions: who're those young children? What are they prefer? and the way do they do it?In a brand new landmark learn, educator and government recruiter Tom Fischgrund grew to become the 1st researcher ever granted complete entry to those excessive educational achievers by means of 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 unique 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 inner most faculties (or any college with periods) does not regularly make a major distinction ... yet having powerful family members help doesPaying for pricey periods or tutors doesn'talways make a huge distinction ... yet takinglots of perform checks at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not continuously make a huge distinction ... yet having an self reliant ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with exciting case reviews and useful recommendation -- and information from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial publication brings not easy information and a brand new, extra human viewpoint to 1 of the best demanding situations mom and dad far and wide face: the way to ascertain their little ones have the simplest likelihood to thrive in highschool, collage, and past.
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6, or “very happy,” in high school and in their first year of college. Average-scoring students had about the same level of happiness as perfect score students in both high school and college. You might think that high academic achievers put more pressure on themselves to succeed and thus would be miserable. But this doesn’t bear out in the research. Perfect score student Brian M. grew up in Montana in a middleclass family with a mother who worked as an administrator for a local insurance company and a father who worked at a canning factory.
These tests identified whether one could be 90% certain that the observed difference was not due to chance. That is to say, if the study was repeated 100 times, the same result would occur at least 90 times. Results in bold are those identified to be statistically significant differences. According to a statistical analysis of these measurements, perfect score students spend more time reading for school and less time socializing with friends or working at an after-school job. Clearly, students have to make time trade-offs.
But they also appreciate the fact that life and success are defined in terms of family, friends, and school—not the test. ) “I like to learn. I try to have fun. I don’t work too hard,” says Susan K. That’s a philosophy of life we can all live by.
1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT by Tom Fischgrund