All Connecticut public school students have to take the SAT as part of graduation requirements. The SAT will be important for many students to (1) gain admission to colleges of their choice (2) pay for their college and (3) their self-esteem.
The good news is that with proper training the SAT will help Connecticut students gain admission to colleges of their choice, pay for college and build their self-esteem.
But if you have a normal high school student, he/she will protest preparing.
Logical argument – devoid of emotion – usually helps.
I tell my students: For whatever reason, completing a marathon in some reasonable time is very important to my future. And, I have to run that time within the year.
But I haven’t started training yet. You are my friend. What would you advise?
“Start training immediately!” is the normal response.
“But I don’t like running. And, I’m pretty busy with other activities.”
“It doesn’t matter. You said that have to run the marathon. It’s not an option and it’s important for your future…”
Students will knowingly laugh.
Prepare for the inevitable and it will pay off.