As a college professor, I care deeply about the preparation students make for college. So I am often asked to provide advice to upcoming high school students about what they should do to prepare for college. One of the big concerns, nearly without exception, is how to score big on the college entrance exams like the SAT.
Here's a book for parents and students that offer that advice.
Debbie Stier had two teenagers heading to college. So she did all she could to help them prepare. Including taking the SAT herself, seven times in one year!
In this upbeat, amusing and highly informative book, we learn from the author's mistakes and applaud her triumphs. She discovered that nothing beats the daily grind -- forget the cramming and flash studying. Instead, begin and the foundational levels in math and grammar and vocabulary, and work at it regularly. Also, she offers particular advice for how to learn to write quality essays for the SAT writing section.
What I most enjoyed was Stier's advice on honing the ability to tackle issues related to test taking anxieties in various forms.
All the study dos and don'ts are clustered in shaded text boxes throughout the book, making the reader's study plan that much simpler. What Stier discovered in her test year about preparing for the SAT can be of great benefit to any teen, or parent of a teen, heading to college.
This is a great book that belongs on every parent, every teacher, every guidance counselor's shelves.
I received this book free, from the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review.