The other day I shared some SAT essay ideas, and then forgot to mention the thing that got me thinking about the SAT in the first place– a book that I was recently offered for review. It’s called The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT.
It’s the story of a mom who wanted to help her son do better on the SAT, and in the process of figuring out the secrets of the test, she herself took the SAT seven times. NO way I’d like to do that, but I was very intrigued with her story and the things she learned on the way, both about the test itself, and about what worked and what didn’t work to motivate her teens to prepare for the test. The book is an interesting combination of memoir and how-to. As I read, I sticky-noted resources that I want to remember, and also found myself sticky-noting funny sentences and interesting observations she made along the way.
If you’d like to own a copy of this book, comment below and tell me either about your experience taking the SAT– do you remember it?– or about why this book sounds interesting to you. I’ll pick a winner early next week.