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December 2012


  

5 Reasons Smart Students  

Struggle on the SAT 

 

         
As college admissions become more competitive each year and the term "safety school" becomes a fading notion for many students, good SAT scores are all the more important in bolstering the strength of college applications. Though even with the increasing importance of good test scores, many smart students fall into common traps that prevent them from doing as well as they can on the college entrance exam.

So what are these common pitfalls that hold students back from getting the highest score possible? Read on to find out!
      
 
3 Quick Tips for Conquering the SAT

1. Begin with the end in mind: Set a Goal
In short, students who score well on the SAT set goals for themselves - students with low scores do not. If you have no idea where you're trying to go, how are you supposed to get there? We follow this principle in our everyday lives, yet many students fail to set a target score when it comes to the SAT.

2. Frequent practice tests are essential

Practice makes perfect. If you want your child to get a better score, the best way to get there is to have him take as many full-length, timed practice tests as possible. Full length tests increase mental endurance, produce more familiarity and comfort with the test, allow students to practice pacing, create a tracking system for measuring improvement, and (with careful post-test review) improve skills.

 

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