Free SAT prep course

28 Jun

I ran into a parent the other day and asked about her son, who will be going into his junior year. She said he is determined to get an academic scholarship.

My response? “Tell him I said to study for the SAT. It’s the ticket to academic money.”

And actually, when juniors take the PSAT Oct. 11 (or if schools offer a Saturday test, also on Oct. 14), it is the National Merit Qualifying Test. The very top students nationwide–those who score in the 99th percentile–become National Merit Semifinalists. About half of those students win scholarships after submitting personal essays and teacher recommendations. Some win $2,500 from the National Merit Corporation, and many can receive generous scholarships directly from the college they decide to attend.

In any case a great SAT (or ACT) score can be rewarded with good scholarship money, so it’s worth all the effort put into studying for the test.

The great news of recent years is that Kahn Academy has partnered with the College Board to offer FREE test prep online. Here’s the link:

So, practice for the test until NO question is a surprise for you. If you prefer working with a book, this one prepared by the College Board is only $16.37 on Amazon:

Study on! You will be glad you did.


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