I’ve spent the last few weeks gorging on books I’d set aside to read over the course of the past year.
One such book was None of the Above: Behind the Myth of Scholastic Aptitude by David Owen, which was Read More →
I started working with a clinical psychologist last week, Dr. Adam G. Stein, in search of techniques to improve my focus and working memory. The first few sessions included a battery of I.Q and achievement tests.
There were, of Read More →
Quotes from 2004 The New York Times story about “The New SAT” (i.e. adding the Essay)
Anderson Cooper (Yale, 1989):
‘I still wake up in a cold sweat thinking I have to get up and go take
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Have someone yell at you.
Listening to someone express anger hurts people’s ability to solve creative puzzles, but improves their ability to handle more straightforwardly logical problems, a new study finds.
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According to the College Board, the SAT measures “college readiness.”
But what does this all mean in terms of success in real life?
I honestly have no idea, but I can tell you that Ann Leary, Julie Read More →
As my SAT scores continue to plateau, despite months of study and determination (and a lot of fun), I’ve stomped my feet and declared on more than one occasion: “Who are all these kids rocking the SAT and what Read More →
The Critical Reading section on the SAT feels arduous (putting it generously).
I’ve tried to figure out why it’s so challenging, and there are many factors, from the sentence structure to the vocabulary to the arcane details. One variable that Read More →
From the Christian Science Monitor:
As go the schools, so goes the real estate. This mantra among real estate brokers has long been a reality for both home-buyers and home-sellers…..
…..About 80 percent of Sycamore high
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Researchers Uri Simonsohn and Devin Pope conducted an experiment to find out whether round numbers act as performance goals for test takers.
“We found that high school juniors were at least 10 to 20 percentage points more likely
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SAT scores affect how much a woman’s egg’s are worth.
According to a study published in The Hastings Center Report by researcher Aaron D. Levine, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Levine found that each increase of Read More →