By Tom Fischgrund
Drawing at the first examine of 1600 scorers performed with the entire cooperation of the school Board, listed here are the 7 secrets and techniques to good fortune at the SAT -- and in life.Every 12 months approximately 2.3 million highschool scholars take the SAT; of these, even though, basically 650 scholars on general in achieving an ideal rating of 1600. this type of statistic increases seen questions: who're those youngsters? What are they prefer? and the way do they do it?In a brand new landmark research, educator and govt recruiter Tom Fischgrund grew to become the 1st researcher ever granted accomplished entry to those excessive educational achievers by way of the school Board, the physique that administers the SAT. Weaving jointly in-depth interviews with perfect-score scholars, insights from their mom and dad, and unique collage Board info, in 1600 ideal ranking he unearths the 7 secrets and techniques that separate the cream from the crop.Among the RevelationsAttending small inner most faculties (or any tuition with periods) does not constantly make an enormous distinction ... yet having robust kinfolk aid doesPaying for dear periods or tutors doesn'talways make an important distinction ... yet takinglots of perform assessments at domestic doesHaving a strongly motivating instructor does not consistently make a huge distinction ... yet having an self sustaining ardour for studying certainly doesPacked with interesting case reports and functional suggestion -- and counsel from the 1600 scorers themselves -- this crucial e-book brings difficult info and a brand new, extra human viewpoint to 1 of the best demanding situations mom and dad all over the place face: easy methods to verify their young children have the easiest probability to thrive in highschool, university, and past.
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1 I enjoy reading for pleasure. My favorite books are Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and A Separate Peace by John Knowles. 1 I love my parents. I consider them my role models. My mother doesn’t work, but I always felt she was there for me to guide me academically. My father taught me to play chess and challenged me but didn’t push. We took family vacations to exotic places and went to local museums and the theater once or twice a month. As you can see from these two composite students, 1600 students aren’t set off in a class by themselves.
They prefer to delve into a special interest with a passion, rather than dabbling in many things. This is one of the 7 secrets that set perfect score students apart from the rest. More than 90 percent of perfect score students reported having a particular talent that they pursued with a passion, whether it was practicing cello or electric guitar; putting together a novel science experiment or the latest issue of the school newspaper; or playing water polo or street hockey. These naturally curious students are able to follow whatever piques their interest with a singular determination.
But how do they get along in the real world? Do they measure up outside the world of standardized tests and term papers? , takes this one step further, suggesting that life success depends more on emotional, rather than academic, intelligence. “One of psychology’s open secrets is the relative inability of grades, IQ, or SAT scores, despite their popular mystique, to predict unerringly who will succeed in life,” Goleman writes in his landmark book Emotional Intelligence. ” Every person has a mixture of both academic and emotional intelligence, but given a choice, it is emotional intelligence that “adds far more of the qualities that make us fully human,” Goleman says.
1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT by Tom Fischgrund