Can a 30-point increase on the SAT help with college admissions?

August 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Posted in General SAT | Leave a comment

According to this article in the USA today, a 30-point increase can have a significant impact on the college admissions process.

The #1 tip USA Today has for Math? Eliminate careless errors. The best way to that in our opinion? Problem based learning supplemented with lessons, rather than the traditional lesson review supplemented with some practice problems at the end. Students have already learned the majority of the content on the SAT in school – now it’s about eliminating careless errors!

They further recommend balancing the potential benefits of test prep against other costs, primarily time and money. To use less costly forms of test prep, such as books or the internet to avoid potential risks inherent with “coaching rip-offs.” Couldn’t agree more.


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