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by Tom Fischgrund

  • Author: Tom Fischgrund
  • ISBN: 0060506636
  • ISBN13: 978-0060506636
  • ePub: 1951 kb | FB2: 1399 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Schools & Teaching
  • Publisher: Collins Reference; 1 edition (September 2003)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 579
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1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT ePub download

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Drawing on the first study of 1600 scorers conducted with the full cooperation of the College Board, here are the 7 secrets .

Drawing on the first study of 1600 scorers conducted with the full cooperation of the College Board, here are the 7 secrets to success on the SAT - and in life. Every year roughly . million high school students take the SAT; of those, however, only 650 students on average achieve a perfect score of 1600.

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1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT. by Tom Fischgrund. Drawing on the first study of 1600 scorers conducted with the full cooperation of the College Board, here are the 7 secrets to success on the SAT - and in life. Such a statistic raises obvious questions: Who are these kids? What are they like? And how do they do it?

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Perfect SAT Scorer Reveals Secrets to Improve SAT Score!

Drawing on the first study of 1600 scorers conducted with the full cooperation of the College Board, here are the 7 secrets to success on the SAT -- and in life.

Every year roughly 2.3 million high school students take the SAT; of those, however, only 650 students on average achieve a perfect score of 1600. Such a statistic raises obvious questions: Who are these kids? What are they like? And how do they do it?

In a new landmark study, educator and executive recruiter Tom Fischgrund became the first researcher ever granted comprehensive access to these high academic achievers by the College Board, the body that administers the SAT. Weaving together in-depth interviews with perfect-score students, insights from their parents, and exclusive College Board data, in 1600 Perfect Score he reveals the 7 secrets that separate the cream from the crop.

Among the Revelations

Attending small private schools (or any school with classes) doesn't always make a big difference ... but having strong family support doesPaying for expensive classes or tutors doesn'talways make a big difference ... but takinglots of practice tests at home doesHaving a strongly motivating teacher doesn't always make a big difference ... but having an independent passion for learning definitely does

Packed with intriguing case studies and practical advice -- and tips from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this essential book brings hard data and a new, more human perspective to one of the greatest challenges parents everywhere face: how to make sure their children have the best chance to thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

Uylo
I picked this book up in a Book Store. Just for the section "What works, what doesn't" from those who have scored 1600, this book is worth the price. I'm sending a copy to my two high-schoolers.
Danskyleyn
In order to get a 1600 on the SAT, you must get every question correct. This is highly unlikely even for the smartest person. There is an element of luck involved. Even a genius can be stumped once or accidentally mark the wrong answer. The real question is not "How can I get a 1600?"... it's "How can I maximize my potential on the SAT?".

This book may be helpful to some folks, but there is a lot of free information out there about how to do well on the test. The official College Board website has the rules and general topics on the SAT test, and they also give preparation tips and practice questions for students.

Here are my own tips for scoring as high as possible on the test:

1) Visit the College Board website and subscribe to the "SAT Question of the Day" - they send you a sample question each day to your email.

2) Take the full practice test, also available on the College Board site. They have an answer key and you can score the test to give you an idea of what score range you'd be in. It's also important to see how you do under the specific time constraints.

3) You will begin to see certain types of questions or topics that give you difficulty. Study and practice those - don't spend time on what you're already good at, instead try to improve upon your weakest areas. An example: I am very good at math, but sometimes I had difficulty focusing on the reading passages - so instead of doing more math problems, I spent most of my time trying to improve my reading and comprehension skills.

4) As with anything in life, the more time and effort you put into preparation the better the results will be. Sometimes it helps to recruit a parent, sibling, friend, teacher, or tutor to help you because it provides additional motivation and support. When my sister was prepping for the test, my whole family did the problems alongside her and we turned it into a fun competition.

5) The night before the test, go to bed early and try to get a full 8 hours of sleep. I cannot overstate how important this is. If you are not well-rested, your brain will not be operating at its maximum potential and it could negate any other preparations you made.

6) The morning of the test, eat a good breakfast. Testing on an empty stomach is not a good idea. I always had a Nutri-Grain bar and an apple/banana.

7) Don't forget to bring two pencils (with good erasers) and a calculator. Use a calculator you are already familiar with and know how to use - test it with some basic arithmetic before you go to make sure it is functioning properly.

8) On the test, if you have no idea how to solve a problem or are struggling to find an answer after 1-2 minutes, skip the problem and move on. There is plenty of time to get through everything but you must time yourself properly. And you can always go back and revisit the question when you've finished the rest of that section.

9) For every question correct, you get 1 full point added to your raw score. For every incorrect answer, you lose one-fourth of a point. If you do not answer, you do not gain or lose and points. Statistically, it is in your best interest to guess rather than leave a problem blank. If you are able to eliminate some answers in a multiple choice problem (let's say you've narrowed it down to 2-3 possibilities), then just go for it and take your best educated guess. You stand to gain a full point if you are correct, and will only lose one quarter of a point if you're wrong.

10) If you're not satisfied with your score, take the test again. I took the test twice, and improved my score the second time around (and in browsing the SAT stats, it seems it is very common that you will improve on a second try).

I wish you the best of luck on the SAT test - I actually think it was an interesting experience that was both challenging and fun at the same time. While its true that reading books about the SAT can be helpful, nothing will help you as much as the simple things - taking the practice tests and showing up on the day well-rested and with a full stomach.
Modred
My mom had recently bought me this book, since it was on sale. As I skimmed through it, I wondered how a book published as recently as 2004 was in the Barnes and Noble Bargain section. Little did I know how right Barnes and Noble was to get rid of this book as quickly as possible. This book did a study on what perfect score students did to get perfect scores and then came up with 7 "secrets" based on the results

The book stresses that the SAT is not very important, and that life should not be focused on the SAT. Why then, does the cover yell "7 secrets to raise your score" if it's not a big deal? As a reviewer on amazon.com said,

"Here is a book telling you that perfect score students don't place that much emphasis on the SAT and are instead interested in learning not for a test but for wisdom. But at the same time, the book is marketed as a book of "secrets" filled with directives for parents to follow so that their kids can achieve that elusive score. Hypocrisy, anyone?"

Let's see what the 7 "secrets" are.

Secret 1: They're Self Confident

Well duh! Of course they're self-confident. These students were interviewed after they found out they got perfect scores. Suppose you got a 1600 on the SAT. Wouldn't you be confident some guy came up to you and interviewed you, reminding you of how well you did? You would certainly be much more confident now than before you took the SAT.

Secret 2: They are intellectually curious

I didn't need a book to figure that out.

Secret 3: They read quickly and voraciously

Again, I didn't need a book to figure that out

Secret 4: They develop a core group of passions

I don't see how this helps me get a better SAT score.

Secret 5: They're proactive

That pretty much is a given for a student who got a perfect score on the SAT.

Secret 6: They develop a social network

I can see how this may help, but I definitely would not classify this as a "secret" that will help me improve my score. I was expecting something more useful in this book.

Secret 7: Their real goal isn't to ace the SAT

I don't understand. The cover says "7 secrets to raise your score", but one of the secrets is not setting a goal to ace the SAT. So, this book is saying, in essence, that the secret to ace the SAT is to not have a goal to ace the SAT. Does this ring any bells?

Overall, this book is highly misleading. All 7 secrets are not really secrets. They are just social habits. The cover of this book should really say: "SAT Perfect Score: 7 Social Habits Perfect Score students have". This book may be interesting to read but has no real academic benefit. I doubt I would do any better on the SAT now than before I read this book. Also, this book doesn't seem to be very professionally made. It doesn't have an index! I find an index very helpful for searching up things you need to know. And since the author thinks that these are "secrets" that everyone needs to know, he should put an index in there, so we can find information on the "secrets".

Out of a 1-5 scale, with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best, I'd rate this book a 2, rounded up from a 1.5. It was an interesting read, but I was expecting something that would help me academically. If this book was entitled "SAT Perfect Score: 7 Social Habits Perfect Score Students Have", I would have given it a higher review, because the book is interesting, and I would know that is wouldn't help me in terms of academics. This book is definitely not worth the 13.95 list price.
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