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The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT Audible – Unabridged

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By nevina VINE VOICE on July 9, 2014
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This was great! Written by a mom helping her less than focused son prepare for his SAT exam. She decides to check out a few popular prep methods and courses to find out which ones help make up the most likely " perfect score recipe". In the course of her project she takes the SAT exam 7 times in one year, each time using a different method of preparation. She writes about her experiences with each exam period, about what works and what doesn't, she includes much helpful research and helpful exam facts and tips. She also writes about her relationship with her son and her efforts to motivate him to care about his future in such a funny and moving way that I'm sure many moms of teenage boys will relate to. This book has potentially saved me quite a bit of money. Before reading it I was pretty resigned to sending my son to some kind of expensive SAT course. I'm not entirely ruling that out yet but it was definitely not an effective prep method. I know I'll be referring to this book often in the next few years.(less) [edit
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Schools care a lot about SAT scores - way more then they lead you to believe at the information sessions.

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.)
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My son is in 9th grade and he has mind set on applying to some very competitive colleges, so his score on the SAT exam will be very important for him. And we had no clue about where to start from. This book was great about explaining what the whole SAT experience is about. It is full of very useful information about the process of studying for the SAT and taking the SAT. It helped us a lot while planning how to study for this exam. The only downside foe us was that the SAT is going to go through a significant change in 2016 and it is not covered in this book. Still I highly recommend this to parents whose children will be taking the test.
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Thanks to Debbie's book, I now know a lot of things that I didn't know before! The poor woman sat down for seven SAT exams, on a personal mission to help her son do his best on his own SAT exam. Actually, she had fun doing this so maybe I shouldn't feel so sorry for her! I actually kind of, sort of, wish I could take the SAT again, using the wisdom Debbie gleaned over the course of her project.
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.
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As a college professor, I care deeply about the preparation students make for college. So I am often asked to provide advice to upcoming high school students about what they should do to prepare for college. One of the big concerns, nearly without exception, is how to score big on the college entrance exams like the SAT.

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.

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I received this book free, from the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review.
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