Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Prepping for the SAT

The Perfect Score Project: One Mother's Journey to Uncover the Secrets of the SAT, by Debbie Stier was an excellent book to read at just the right time.  We have a son who will be taking the SAT in a couple of months, so this book came at a good time.  At times, it was difficult navigating through some of what Debbie was talking about.  

I’m not sure I would want to take the SAT again, it’s been too many years.  Let alone to take it 7 times.  But by the 7th time, she should have had a system down anyways.  So, I’m not sure about some of the scoring she received. 

It seems that her son who was underachieving was able to get mom to do a lot of leg work to help him do well on his test scores.  Debbie works to help the reader sift through the different way to prepare for the test.  She dove into so many different ways to prepare for the SAT, from using the prep tests to homemade flash cards to an expensive tutor.  She explained which books she used and were helpful and which not to use.

In the end, Debbie’s greatest discovery was the coming together and closer relationship within her family.  That’s crucial!  

I received this book from Bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an impartial review.

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