- July 17, 2020
- Category: General Interest, SAT
A lot of us worry about SAT. Some of us worry as parents, and the others as test takers. Whichever classification we fall into, one thing is certain, the main reason for worry, apart from the basely human desire to climb the number mountain, is scholarships. Things are compounded by the fact that there is no clear information about if, we do get scholarships, and how to go about getting them. Let us break this down into bite sized chunks:
1. Do we get scholarships?
The simplest, and perhaps the most encouraging answer is Yes! And, for those that do get scholarships, they get it in massive amounts. There have been several instances of test takers getting full scholarships, and scholarships as large as half a million dollars! Just a couple of days ago, there was a boy from Lucknow getting a 100% scholarship to Cornell. Here is a clip of a news article for the same!
2. Do we need training?
The short answer would be Yes. But the answer is not as simple or as straightforward for most. Some might need help in writing, while the others might need help with Math, and yet others with the verbal part. If you want an absolute answer, taking a mock test, or making your child take a mock test is the easiest, and one of the most certain ways to know the answer. Click on the button to download a free SAT Sample Test!
Taking the test seems like a daunting first step, but such steps are usually the best one since they give a comprehensive idea of what to do and how to go about your prep. And starting right is very important.
3. How long should the training be?
The prep course might be short of long duration. But the actual preparation, if you are looking at a scholarship worthy score, should start at least a year before the exam. That could be as simple as spending half hour each day reading the international sections of English newspapers, to getting to grips with the intricacies of mathematics.
4.How to choose a university?
If you are already an alumnus of a university, and want your child to be a part of the same stock, you have it cut and dried. If you have someone who is strongly recommending a certain university, and trust their call, great. If you still want help with applications, or want help with more choice, always remember to consult an expert, who can give you solid, trust worthy advice. Before you trust a college application to someone, talk to them and see how knowledgeable they are and how much they know about the course and the country.
Looking for some vocabulary tests?
We have a range of tests, quite a lot of free tests that you could try your hand at, and understand how vocabulary works. Some are especially interesting. Take a look at a bunch of free tests here: