Just like the senior prom or getting a driver’s license, the SAT is one of those milestones
in the life of a high school student. I wish I could say it was as much fun as those other
things, but if I did, you probably wouldn’t believe anything else I say in the rest of the book.
But any way you slice it, the SAT is still there, scheduled for some Saturday morning a few
weeks or months from now. Most colleges require you to submit an SAT score as part of
your application process. So because there’s no getting around it and it’s not...
Taking the ACT Assessment or SAT exam as a part of the college admissions process is a rite of passage for
millions of teenagers across the country and in many parts of the world. It is probably not something you look
forward to, but it cannot and should not be avoided for long.
Because of the simple fact that high school standards and quality vary widely, colleges look to standardized
tests to level the playing ﬁeld for all students. Unlike the SAT, the aim of the ACT is to test what you have
learned in high school. It is not an “aptitude” test, as the SAT claims to be, nor is it an intelligence test. So if
you have taken challenging courses in high school, you have already set the foundation to do well on the ACT.
No other test preparation guide gives students:
* The 8 essential thinking skills for solving any problem in the math, critical reading, and essay sections
* 6 full-length simulated SATs and 20 practice essays
* Pullout flash cards covering all sections of the test
* A step-by-step approach to writing the essay including what exam graders will be looking for
(Sure, it's kind of nice to have a simple rule for when to guess on a multiple choice question, but isn't it better to be able actually to solve the problems?) Princeton, Up Your Score and REA just seem to be battling each other to be cute and clever with their delivery, but that's not what kids need. What students need is lots of practice coupled with smart feedback that recognizes their common mistakes. The flashcards-although there aren't enough of them-are very cool in pointing out the common errors that students make on SAT I math problems. ...
What students need is lots of practice coupled with smart feedback that recognizes their common mistakes. The flashcards-although there aren't enough of them-are very cool in pointing out the common errors that students make on SAT I math problems. (I made a bunch of them myself, sad to say.) The McGraw-Hill guide uses a method that really focuses on the reasoning skills that are the basis of the SAT I, AND ACTUALLY TEACHES YOU THOSE SKILLS!! Unless you have looked at all of these books as I have, you don't know how refeshing that is! The "College Hill Lesson" format...