One of my current students is a very bright young woman. She has all the raw materials she needs to crush the SAT. Her problem, however, is that she is very impulsive when she takes the test. (Her impulsiveness usually results in a handful of extremely careless errors on any given practice test.)
In a conversation with the student and her mother after a recent session, I found myself asserting the following:
The SAT does not measure or reward potential; it measures and rewards execution.
This is why the SAT is particularly frustrating for teachers and parents. (more…)