Our son, who's in eighth grade, is scheduled to take the SAT this Saturday but he's not enthusiastic at all. I gave him a review book and he said he didn't know how to do many of the problems.
We scheduled him for the test at the urging of his principal who believes he can qualify for the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) because he got a perfect score just recently on an ACT exam and she knows my son quite well because it's a very small grade school.
I don't think he has much to lose and a lot to gain but I think he's just plain petrified
of taking the test and would skip it if we let him. That however would greatly disappoint my wife, me, and the principal.
Any words of wisdom you can offer?
posted by qsysopr
on Jan 21, 2014 -
Three-part question: 1) what is the most effective way to prepare for the verbal section of the SAT test, 2) what are some good prep books to buy, and 3) where would I find them cheap? [more inside]
posted by dragonfruit
on Oct 27, 2013 -
What is the best ACT/SAT test prep system/program for multiple (20-50) users? [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Apr 30, 2012 -
If you have recently taken, or helped someone take the S.A.T. - What is currently best prep course for the S.A.T.? Kaplan? Princeton Review? I'm looking for up-to-date insights, so I am looking to hear only from those who have recently taken one of the courses, or are teachers with students who have taken one of the courses.
posted by cashman
on Sep 21, 2010 -
"Does my dream job exist?" Or, "What are some good fallback jobs for an aspiring actor who does not enjoy starving to death?" [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy
on Aug 16, 2010 -
Interactive vocabulary software for a teenaged ESL student who wants to prepare for the SAT but still needs to learn pre-SAT level vocabulary? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline
on Apr 1, 2010 -
Admissions consulting -- is it a good idea to start doing it? Should I try to be anonymous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 18, 2010 -
Grammarfilter! Oh my. Is it "X and Y are two side of the same coin" or "X and Y two sides of the same coin"? This was an SAT sample question, and I, a poor girl's tutor, swore that "sides" must be plural in this context. Then the sample test website told me I was wrong, that it's "two side". [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Aug 13, 2009 -
I'm having trouble finding the score range for the SATs in the 60s and 70s. Did the SAT always add up to 1600 pre-2005?
posted by geoff.
on Jul 22, 2009 -
I need help with intellectual property issues regarding the SAT test prep guide and a digital study guide I am building. [more inside]
posted by diode
on Jul 10, 2009 -
I've studied for weeks (20 hours per week these past three weeks), I've paid attention in math class for years, and I've taken dozens of practice tests. But how to go from 780 to 800? [more inside]
posted by Precision
on Jun 6, 2008 -
I'm a college student with high test scores but no previous teaching experience. Is freelance SAT tutoring (or things of that nature) a lucrative idea or an exercise in frustration? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub
on May 6, 2008 -
As a nontraditional student, I have had to deal with alot of things including trying to get the same exemptions as standard students.
Recently, the college I am attending pointed out to me that I still needed to take English 101. HA! 2 previous schools ( I transfered to this one ) have allowed me to skip it due to excellent SAT Scores.
The current college allows for an exemption if you scored a 680 on the verbal ( pre-split SAT ) ... I scored a 670 in 1994!
In 1996 the SAT was recentered and scores adjusted. I can NOT seem to find an official conversion chart.... my google skills have failed me. Can you find one? [more inside]
posted by petethered
on Apr 14, 2008 -
Educated in the UK, I have no idea what my SAT score is and therefore how I measure up to various entry requirements in the US. Is there a way of converting my GCSEs/whatever into a SAT score?
posted by cogat
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Looking for the text of a poem that has appeared, without credit, on several versions of the SAT. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on May 2, 2005 -
has anyone ever rented a sat phone? and if so... who is the best provider for the best price? (central america)
posted by specialk420
on Apr 6, 2005 -
Is this a joke?
Officials from the College Board, the nonprofit entity that administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT, have announced that they are producing a new version of the test for students who live in school districts where creationism rather than evolution is taught in science classes.
posted by lacus
on Dec 16, 2004 -