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important in the changing admissions is strategic planning!
What will change in the future is
difficult to say, but I wouldn’t expect a major revision of the SAT any time
soon. There are some schools that have dropped the SAT (or at least announced
plans to drop the SAT) as a requirement. I expect most schools will keep an ACT
or SAT score requirement, though. Students should not assume that dropping the
requirement means that admissions will be ‘easier’. The general effect of such
a change is to make the process more ambiguous.
I would encourage students to cover all
possible bases when preparing for admissions, to send the best possible signal.
That does mean having your SAT score ready, but it also means you’ve put in a
consistent effort in school to keep your GPA up, you’ve got a presentable
resume of experiences and achievements, etc. And now that they’ve eliminated
all SAT Subject tests, you should also put your effort into select AP subjects.
ways to prepare for SAT Reading and Writing exams
There are two tracks to improvement in
this area: one fast, one slow.
The fast road is the training in
strategies, efficient methods, etc. These can help to drive your score up by a
considerable amount pretty quickly. But often there will be a limit, set by the
slower track, and that’s the harder part.
The slow track to growth is determined
by the quantity of reading experience and the depth of your vocabulary, which
are by their nature harder to acquire quickly. But even if you think you’re
starting farther back than others on this slow path, don’t assume you can’t
catch up. If you’re driven, you can make it happen.
must-have habit for a high score in SAT Reading and Writing
What students should focus on partly
depends on which R/W class they’re in. But in general I would say that students
who are working hard in a R/W class have their pencils out and are actively
making notes about their mistakes, new words that they’re encountering,
explanations for the mistakes they’ve made, and so on. This will help you to
refer back to and retain what you learn.
When you read something and encounter a
new word, don’t just pass it by. Or maybe you look it up in the moment, but
forget it soon after. No. Underline it and write it down separately to be
reviewed, or punch it into your favorite vocabulary memorization app.
your scores hit a ‘plateau’?
You need to make a diagnosis of what’s
holding them back and push at the area of weakness. And if your scores are low,
even after practicing for a while, the most important thing is to not mentally
give up. You have to believe that you can do well in order to make progress. So
be patient with yourself and keep pushing. Beyond that, I would need to know
something about the student’s specific situation to offer more fitting advice.
the students feeling overwhelmed by Test-Prep
As a test-prep instructor, I find the
SAT interesting, but I understand that students will mainly just see it as a
burden. And it is a burden, but when I’m teaching I hope to convey some of that
interest, and by decoding the test together and getting more familiar with it,
I hope we can make it at least seem like less of a burden.
students who dream of going to dream school
Entrance exams are one of the hurdles to
entering college, but college is itself just another step. Your chosen major
and the experience you have there will launch you into the next steps: your
career and independent life. What do you want that to look like? What does
success look like for you? I recommend that students try to form a clear-eyed
view of what they want from college, so that they get the most out of the
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