I was recently asked to review The Perfect Score Project by Debbie Stier. It’s the true story about a mom who takes the SAT 7 times in one year as a way to help prep her son to take the test himself. I thought the book would be a light-hearted, funny take on the craziness that surrounds standardized testing and college applications. There were moments of that, but more than anything it is a chronicle of Ms. Stier’s study strategies, test-taking experiences and scores.
When I was reading the book, all sorts of memories surfaced. Memories that I didn’t think I even had anymore. Who knew that knowledge of my SAT score was still lodged somewhere in the recesses of my mind? Even more amazing were the memories of the SAT prep course I took in the “big city” over 2 decades ago. It was a pretty amazing journey down memory lane.
Once I got past my own (not so great) memories, I began to look forward, to the SAT prep that awaits my family in the coming years with my own 3 kids. When that time comes I will surely be reaching for The Perfect Score Project to help guide me through the maze of tutors, study guides and courses.
To learn more about the book or to order a copy check out the site here.