7 Reasons For SAT Prep This Summer

By General Education Advice
  1. If you are a Connecticut public school student, taking the SAT will be part of graduation requirements.  As such it is inevitable that you will take the SAT.  You may as well do the best you can based on the additional reasons listed below
  2.  Whatever nonsense you may have heard about the SAT not being a major part of college admissions is utter nonsense.  Most colleges and most every competitive college view the SAT as highly important.  As has always been the case, the SAT is an important part of the college admissions process.
  3. Merit aid – the only type of aid that most Connecticut students from affluent suburbs can get – is highly tied to SAT scores. Summer SAT class turns out to be the best summer job for any high school student.
  4. The psychological impact of the SAT score is highly underestimated by parents.  You can tell your child it doesn’t matter if he/she does well on the test but when their peers talk about their score it affects their emotional well-being.
  5. The school year is busy. A few hours of prep will not hinder their summer.  Instead, it will make their school year slightly less stressed.
  6. As for stress, not working for something that is inevitable and important causes more stress than doing the work.
  7. The SAT may be the “weapon” that leads to their college and career success.

Daryl Capuano

CEO, The Learning Consultants and Connecticut’s top private education consultant
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