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

By Tom Fischgrund

Drawing at the first examine of 1600 scorers performed with the entire 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, besides the fact that, basically 650 scholars on ordinary in attaining an ideal rating of 1600. this sort of statistic increases visible questions: who're those young ones? What are they prefer? and the way do they do it?In a brand new landmark research, educator and government recruiter Tom Fischgrund turned 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 specific collage Board info, in 1600 excellent rating he unearths the 7 secrets and techniques that separate the cream from the crop.Among the RevelationsAttending small inner most colleges (or any institution with periods) does not continually make an important distinction ... yet having powerful relatives help doesPaying for dear sessions or tutors doesn'talways make an enormous distinction ... yet takinglots of perform exams at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not constantly make a tremendous distinction ... yet having an self sufficient ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with fascinating case experiences and functional suggestion -- and assistance from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial ebook brings not easy info 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 determine their kids have the simplest probability to thrive in highschool, university, and past.

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Students can achieve more than they ever thought possible once their full potential is realized. Even a brief glimpse into the lives of perfect score students reveals that these students have been able to find a balance in life that works for them. They’re happy and have strong family support and parents they can count on. They also found a way to achieve their academic potential while still maintaining solid friendships and participating in school activities. The benefits of the 7 Secrets extend beyond SAT scores and even beyond academics.

Several students I spoke with played in rock bands. Others worked on the school yearbook or edited their school newspapers. Some students were actors or wrote plays for the high school drama club. More than 80 percent of perfect score students took part in a social after-school activity like French club, yearbook, or marching band. Even more interesting is the finding that Perfect Score Students are just as athletic as other high school students. The Perfect Score Study found that 65 percent of perfect score students participate in school sports, compared with 66 percent of average students.

1 I watch an hour of TV a night if I can squeeze it in. My favorite show is The Simpsons. 1 I love sports. I do cross-country in the fall and tennis in the spring. But team sports like baseball and football aren’t my thing. 1 I have a particular passion that I devote an hour or more a day to. It might be a musical instrument, math or science research experiment, or a science fiction/fantasy game. I pursue whatever turns me on and feeds my curiosity. 1 I had a girlfriend during my junior year, but we broke up after a few months—nothing too intense.

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