If you have not already read our post on Percentile vs Percentage then please read that before this post. It will be extremely helpful in understanding the concepts moving forwards.
#1 . Building off of the percentile vs percentage post, hopefully the difference in those two terms is very clear. Ultimately, our goal when applying to Colleges and Universities is to be "more desirable" than others who are applying to the same school.
So, how to we give ourselves the best opportunity to get the score that will help us stand out and be more desirable? It may sound simple, but we focus on getting 38-39 questions right. While we would all love to score an 800 and not miss a single question, for most of us that is not going to happen. Sorry if this comes across as harsh, but it’s the truth. The good news? Getting a 600 is very attainable and if you focus on getting just 39 questions right then you will almost assuredly get over a 600! Think of it, if you can get 68% of the questions right, then you should have a SAT score that will place you in the top 75th percentile and elevate your chances to get into your first choice school. (please note, if Harvard is your first choice school, this score will most likely not get you in). Check back each week as we introduce the next tactic to help you get in to your first choice school or email me and I'll get you the full list out ASAP!