Summit Prep Blog - Part 6

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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For Successful College Acceptance

So as December 15th rolls around and most are preparing for the holidays, December has a different meaning to the high school senior. On or around December 15th is that fateful day when your early decision email should arrive.  Are you in? Are you done? Are you deferred or, even worse, have you been rejected?

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Life, Liberty, and the LSAT

Making a Murderer brought national attention to the possibility of wrongful convictions and to the legal skills needed to avoid them.  Because the legal skills needed to prevail in court are also those tested on the LSAT, one of the pivotal LSAT topics was shown to be critically important to Brendan Dassey’s life and liberty.

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