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The Perfect Score Project - One Mom's Quest to Ace the Sat - So Your Kids Can Too

Debbie Stier

The Perfect Score Project is an indispensable guide to acing the SAT - as well as the affecting story of a single mom's quest to light a fire under her teenage son. It all began as an attempt by Debbie Stier to help her high-school age son, Ethan, who would shortly be studying for the SAT. Aware that Ethan was a typical teenager (i.e., completely uninterested in any test) and that a mind-boggling menu of test-prep options existed, she decided - on his behalf -- to sample as many as she could to create the perfect SAT test-prep recipe. Debbie's quest turned out to be an exercise in both hilarity and heartbreak as she took the SAT seven times in one year and in-between "went to school" on standardized testing. Here, she reveals why the SAT has become so important, the cottage industries it has spawned, what really works in preparing for the test and what is a waste of time. Both a toolbox of fresh tips and an amusing snapshot of parental love and wisdom colliding with teenage apathy, The Perfect Score Project rivets. In the book Debbie does it all: wrestles with Kaplan and Princeton Review, enrolls in Kumon, navigates khanacademy.org, meets regularly with a premier grammar coach, takes a battery of intelligence tests, and even cadges free lessons from the world's most prestigious (and expensive) test prep company. Along the way she answers the questions that plague every test-prep rookie, including: "When do I start?"..."Do the brand-name test prep services really deliver?"..."Which should I go with: a tutor, an SAT class, or self study?"..."Does test location really matter?" … "How do I find the right tutor?"… "How do SAT scores affect merit aid?"... and "What's the one thing I need to know?" The Perfect Score Project's combination of charm, authority, and unexpected poignancy makes it one of the most compulsively readable guides to SAT test prep ever - and a book that will make you think hard about what really matters. From the Hardcover edition.

The Perfect Score Project is an indispensable guide to acing the SAT - as well as the affecting story of a single mom's quest to light a fire under her teenage son. It all began as an attempt by Debbie Stier to help her high-school age son, Ethan, who would shortly be studying for the SAT. Aware that Ethan was a typical teenager (i.e., completely uninterested in any test) and that a mind-boggling menu of test-prep options existed, she decided - on his behalf -- to sample as many as she could to create the perfect SAT test-prep recipe. Debbie's quest turned out to be an exercise in both hilarity and heartbreak as she took the SAT seven times in one year and in-between "went to school" on standardized testing. Here, she reveals why the SAT has become so important, the cottage industries it has spawned, what really works in preparing for the test and what is a waste of time. Both a toolbox of fresh tips and an amusing snapshot of parental love and wisdom colliding with teenage apathy, The Perfect Score Project rivets. In the book Debbie does it all: wrestles with Kaplan and Princeton Review, enrolls in Kumon, navigates khanacademy.org, meets regularly with a premier grammar coach, takes a battery of intelligence tests, and even cadges free lessons from the world's most prestigious (and expensive) test prep company. Along the way she answers the questions that plague every test-prep rookie, including: "When do I start?"..."Do the brand-name test prep services really deliver?"..."Which should I go with: a tutor, an SAT class, or self study?"..."Does test location really matter?" … "How do I find the right tutor?"… "How do SAT scores affect merit aid?"... and "What's the one thing I need to know?" The Perfect Score Project's combination of charm, authority, and unexpected poignancy makes it one of the most compulsively readable guides to SAT test prep ever - and a book that will make you think hard about what really matters. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Perfect Score Project is an indispensable guide to acing the SAT - as well as the affecting story of a single mom's quest to light a fire under her teenage son. It all began as an attempt by Debbie Stier to help her high-school age son, Ethan, who would shortly be studying for the SAT. Aware that Ethan was a typical teenager (i.e., completely uninterested in any test) and that a mind-boggling menu of test-prep options existed, she decided - on his behalf -- to sample as many as she could to create the perfect SAT test-prep recipe. Debbie's quest turned out to be an exercise in both hilarity and heartbreak as she took the SAT seven times in one year and in-between "went to school" on standardized testing. Here, she reveals why the SAT has become so important, the cottage industries it has spawned, what really works in preparing for the test and what is a waste of time. Both a toolbox of fresh tips and an amusing snapshot of parental love and wisdom colliding with teenage apathy, The Perfect Score Project rivets. In the book Debbie does it all: wrestles with Kaplan and Princeton Review, enrolls in Kumon, navigates khanacademy.org, meets regularly with a premier grammar coach, takes a battery of intelligence tests, and even cadges free lessons from the world's most prestigious (and expensive) test prep company. Along the way she answers the questions that plague every test-prep rookie, including: "When do I start?"..."Do the brand-name test prep services really deliver?"..."Which should I go with: a tutor, an SAT class, or self study?"..."Does test location really matter?" … "How do I find the right tutor?"… "How do SAT scores affect merit aid?"... and "What's the one thing I need to know?" The Perfect Score Project's combination of charm, authority, and unexpected poignancy makes it one of the most compulsively readable guides to SAT test prep ever - and a book that will make you think hard about what really matters. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:04


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:02