I just read a Wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT I enjoyed this article because recently I’ve been taking PSAT/SAT classes and I’ve been wanting to know some tips to do better on the SAT. I’ve also head that there were some tricks to do score better on the SAT. One sentence from this article that stands out for me is: "Dr. Perelman trained high school seniors to write essays that made little sense but contained infrequently used words such as ‘plethora’ and ‘myriad’." All of the students received scores of "10" or better, which placed the essays in the 92nd percentile or higher." I think this is interesting because like I said I’ve been looking for some tricks to do score better on the SAT and sure enough this is one of those tricks.
I'm pretty sure this is accurate, because this information is taken from another website : http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/03/26/writing
Another sentence that I agree was: "most colleges do not penalize students who report poor scores along with high ones; many universities, such as Columbia and Cornell, expressly promise to overlook those scores that may be undesirable to the student and/or to focus more on those scores that are most representative of the student's achievement and academic potential.”
This stood out for me because I feel as if schools rely mainly on the SAT scores to determine whether a student should be accepted into a school or not. The first time most people take the SAT, the nervousness sometimes leads to a bad grade and the second time they take the test they are more comfortable with it and won’t score as low as the first test. That one low grade shouldn’t affect whether a person is accepted into a college or not. I like the fact that ivy league colleges consider a student’s achievements and academic potential.
I double-checked this fact through, which makes me feel pretty sure that it is true.
There's something in this article that I think might not be accurate. It says, "Some think it is evidence of superior education and tutoring that is accessible to the more affluent adolescents. Others consider it evidence of the heritability of intelligence and positive correlation between intelligence and income" I think this statement is not accurate, because there is not citation and I strongly disagree with the quote.
What I learned from this article is that studying is important to do well on the SAT, but knowing a few of the tips and tricks of the SAT are beneficial too.