Conquering the SAT

Conquering the SAT

How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Explaining how parents can unwittingly sabotage their children's success on taking the SAT, two SAT trainers offer helpful advice on how to negotiate the complexities and psychological pitfalls of standardized testing, as well as effective strategies for preparing for these crucial tests. Original. 40,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

This insightful and practical guide for parents shows how we often undermine rather than encourage our teens' success on one of the most stressful standardized tests--the SAT--and what strategies will remedy the problem. In recent years this test has taken on fearsome proportions, matched only by the growing competition for slots at major universities. Success is now as much a matter of navigating the maze of changing testing structures, crippling self-conceptions, and family dynamics as it is about memorizing vocabulary words. Tutors Ned Johnson and Emily Warner Eskelsen tackle the trials of the SAT head-on, revealing that the way our culture values this test is just as important as the answers teens fill in. Johnson and Eskelsen cover a wide range of topics including:

* Anxiety and ways to avoid "choking" on the test
* Best ways to prepare before the test - from exercise to nutrition to sleep
* Family communication
* What the SAT is actually testing
* How test-taking strategies will help teens in all walks of life
* Learning differences in teens and strategies for success


Two top SAT trainers help parents understand the psychological complexities of test taking today and offer new strategies for success on the SATs and beyond



Eloquence
This insightful and practical guide for parents shows how we often undermine rather than encourage our teens’ success on one of the most stressful standardized tests—the SAT—and what strategies will remedy the problem. In recent years this test has taken on fearsome proportions, matched only by the growing competition for slots at major universities. Success is now as much a matter of navigating the maze of changing testing structures, crippling self-conceptions, and family dynamics as it is about memorizing vocabulary words. Tutors Ned Johnson and Emily Warner Eskelsen tackle the trials of the SAT head-on, revealing that the way our culture values this test is just as important as the answers teens fill in. Johnson and Eskelsen cover a wide range of topics including:

* Anxiety and ways to avoid “choking” on the test
* Best ways to prepare before the test – from exercise to nutrition to sleep
* Family communication
* What the SAT is actually testing
* How test-taking strategies will help teens in all walks of life
* Learning differences in teens and strategies for success


Holtzbrinck

This insightful and practical guide for parents shows how we often undermine rather than encourage our teens' success on one of the most stressful standardized tests—the SAT—and what strategies will remedy the problem. In recent years this test has taken on fearsome proportions, matched only by the growing competition for slots at major universities. Success is now as much a matter of navigating the maze of changing testing structures, crippling self-conceptions, and family dynamics as it is about memorizing vocabulary words. Tutors Ned Johnson and Emily Warner Eskelsen tackle the trials of the SAT head-on, revealing that the way our culture values this test is just as important as the answers teens fill in. Johnson and Eskelsen cover a wide range of topics including:

* Anxiety and ways to avoid "choking" on the test
* Best ways to prepare before the test – from exercise to nutrition to sleep
* Family communication
* What the SAT is actually testing
* How test-taking strategies will help teens in all walks of life
* Learning differences in teens and strategies for success



Baker
& Taylor

Explaining how parents can unwittingly sabotage their children's success on taking the SAT, two SAT trainers offer helpful advice on how to negotiate the complexities and psychological pitfalls of standardized testing, as well as effective strategies for preparing for these crucial tests.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781403976673
1403976678
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Eskelsen, Emily Warner

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