This Guest post – SAT Test Prep Coaching in India – Waste of Time and Money is written by Teerthal Patel.
Question – Will attending SAT Test Prep Coaching will boost SAT Test scores?
There is much confusion and sometimes compulsion in getting a coaching service for SAT, TOEFL, GRE , etc among many students.
I however digress with the concept as i have been preparing for the SAT on my own.
This advice might sound invasive but there is frankly no need for classes. If you can read books, there are pretty detailed steps and tips in almost every major publication: Princeton Review, Barron,
The one true major obstruction and challenge is of course the vocabulary.
Classes in no way will help you in the matter.
I can tell you this because I can compare my progress as well as that of my friends who decided to go to the coaching classes.
There is no practical progress in his skill level.
The only methodology that does work is reading and writing.
You can easily improve your vocab by reading novels, but with Victorian English.
I read Jules Verne, classic Sherlock Holmes, etc. There are other supplements too like reading newspaper, watching english movies without subs, writing essays, etc.
So, I would recommend you not to waste your time and money on classes but utilizing it in a way which would elevate your application. I myself am learning German as well.
SAT Test Prep – Waste of Money
New report finds that these test-preparation courses aren’t as beneficial as consumers are led to believe.
The report, to be released Wednesday by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, criticizes common test-prep-industry marketing practices, including promises of big score gains with no hard data to back up such claims.
The report also finds fault with the frequent use of mock SAT tests because they can be devised to inflate score gains when students take the actual SAT.
The association represents 11,000 college admissions officers, high-school guidance counselors and private advisors.