Summit Prep Blog - Part 5

Summer Coding Camp

Coding is an ever increasingly valuable skill.  Not only does skill in coding provide stable career prospects and a clear pathway to success, but coding can more-or-less be done anywhere in the world, thereby opening up an even greater degree of possibilities and opportunities for your children.  The basics of coding that students learn will also help promote more general analytical thinking abilities and can particularly help propel them in their STEM education.

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The SAT’s New Adversity Score

Equality of opportunity and equity (fairness) of outcome are desirable.  The SAT’s adversity score, however, is a misguided attempt at achieving this equality of opportunity and, in some cases, will work against equity of outcome. 

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Remedy for Testing Burnout

If it is between mid-junior year and beginning of senior year, it’s possible you have a teen who is VERY burnt out from SAT and/or ACT testing.  If so, it’s too late to avoid it, so here’s how to throw ice on the burn.

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Avoiding Test Burnout

If a student has quality preparation and works hard, then burnout is more-or-less the only factor that could keep them from their goals.  But, just like we have control over receiving quality prep and working hard, we similarly have great control over avoiding test burnout.  If we know how to do so.  Here’s how, but, first, we need to understand why test burnout happens:

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Focus on School Grades or the SAT/ACT?

We are constantly faced with choices and trade-offs. Interact on social media or study?  Watch TV or go to the gym?  Leave a note that you accidentally scratched someone’s car or drive away?  Whether we choose to follow the right course or not, we usually know the productive, healthy, and ethical answer to most choices and trade-offs. But, what about the choice to study more for the SAT/ACT or for a school test the next day?  What should we choose?

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