For the six million parents of teens annually navigating the
bewildering world of SAT prep (a $4.5 billion industry), The Perfect Score Project is a straight-from-the-trenches road map
with everything you need to know, written as a funny, compelling narrative by a
mom on a quest for SAT mastery.
These days high SAT scores are seen as the ticket to a good
college—and, ultimately, a successful life—and yet, for parents, the torment of
cajoling one’s kid into studying is made worse by the tangle of advice about
how to study, whether any of the prep programs have value, and if so, which.
Debbie Stier made it her mission to cut through that tangle and ace the
SAT—partly in an attempt to bond with her test-taking son and partly as a
midlife do over (she’d scored so low in high school her college choices were
narrowed to a few). As part of her quest, Debbie took the SAT seven times and
sampled test-prep methods like a restaurant critic. Here she imparts her
hard-won knowledge, delivering the inside skinny on Kaplan and Kumon, Cogmed
brain-training exercises, what it’s like to hand over your test-taking brain to
a $1000 hour tutor, and lots more. Part SAT-prep consumer guide, part amusing
intellectual-quest narrative reminiscent of A. J. Jacobs’s The Know-It-All, this one-of-a-kind book informs and entertains. Download and start listening now!