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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 7 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 25, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HYIVNOI
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I work at a school where we typically have over 20 National Merit Finalists each year and many students get admitted to top tier universities. To be a National Merit Finalist, a student must test in the 99.5% percentile on the PSAT which is administered in the fall of junior year. Many go on to make perfect scores on the SAT and SAT II tests.I have made a habit of interviewing these students to find out how they studied.
Debbie Stier nails their method. They did exactly what she says to do. If you want a top score, follow her advice to the letter.
Debbie also provides a ton of free resources, many of which I never knew about. Who knew there were so many legitimate websites available to help you learn random math at all hours of the night?
My only wish is that Debbie would have gone more into depth about her parenting experiences. This book was probably not the best venue for that discussion since it is about the SAT but I, as a parent, I would love to see her write another on that topic.
This book has caused me to do two things: 1. enroll my daughter in Kumon to take advantage of the "long run way" and 2. make 'family influence' a priority over 'friend influence.' (Most of my high flyers have exceptionally strong parental influence.)
The book may be about the SAT but the story that unfolds is about one mother's struggle and triumph to hold her family together. While stress is not an inherent part of SAT prep (at least, I don't think it is for everyone), in cases where there is a lot riding on SAT performance, relationships will be impacted. Debbie was particularly obsessed with the test because she saw it as her son's best opportunity to pay for college. She felt sure that a high score would improve his chances of earning merit scholarships. We, the reader, reap the benefits of her intensive experiment on locking down SAT success. Whether you are a tutor or a parent, this book is well worth reading--it is a font of information and knowledge that can be found across the internet and in every test prep center brought together into one humorous, uplifting volume.
Here's a book for parents and students that offer that advice.
Debbie Stier had two teenagers heading to college. So she did all she could to help them prepare. Including taking the SAT herself, seven times in one year!
In this upbeat, amusing and highly informative book, we learn from the author's mistakes and applaud her triumphs. She discovered that nothing beats the daily grind -- forget the cramming and flash studying. Instead, begin and the foundational levels in math and grammar and vocabulary, and work at it regularly. Also, she offers particular advice for how to learn to write quality essays for the SAT writing section.
What I most enjoyed was Stier's advice on honing the ability to tackle issues related to test taking anxieties in various forms.
All the study dos and don'ts are clustered in shaded text boxes throughout the book, making the reader's study plan that much simpler. What Stier discovered in her test year about preparing for the SAT can be of great benefit to any teen, or parent of a teen, heading to college.
This is a great book that belongs on every parent, every teacher, every guidance counselor's shelves.
I received this book free, from the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son, 17, used this to assist him in his retake of the SAT & ACT. Loved the book and all it shared and his scores increased by 2-3 point in each area of the test! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Into Education
A frightening but important read for all parents who might be having the "college" jitters for their parents. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lael Hazan
This is a wonderful book for parents who have no idea where to begin helping their child. I appreciate the author's honesty regarding her children and their completely normal... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kathy Maloney
Even though they will be dumbing-down the SAT again next year, this book is a great read for any mother to get ready for the pressure of standardized testing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by KHH
I really enjoyed this book. I bought it June 16, 2015. I finished it June 25, 2015. What was a little disheartening was that I read an article on June 21, 2015 that read: "The... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Daily Lamma
Interesting book - wish I had read it years ago. Wish I had taken the SAT as an adult prior to my son's having to take the test.Published 16 months ago by Lena V.
This book was somewhat interesting more from a psychological perspective than concerning test prep. Contrary to some other reviewers, the parts I enjoyed most were when she talks... Read morePublished 17 months ago by alooknac
I really enjoyed this book. My daughter is a few years away from taking the SATs but this book caught my attention and I'm glad I took the time to read it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephanie
This book is absolutely essential to preparation for the SAT. Although i saw hints that the book is targeted towards parents of students taking the SAT, as a junior in high school... Read morePublished 18 months ago by ryanorr4life
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