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April 4, 2021 19 min
Show Notes: If you have a 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grader, this episode is for you. I advise parents on how to help their young children prepare for the Verbal section of the SAT/ACT - from a very early age. I also try to disabuse parents of the assumption that good grades in English class necessarily translate into high SAT Verbal scores. They don't. Find out why not and what you can do about it.


0:01:37 Performing well on the Verbal part of SAT/ACT


0:03:38 What will move the needle?


0:05:20 Please, don't make this assumption


0:06:00 English grades vs. SAT score


0:06:35 Extremely bright, but a poor test-taker?


0:07:50 Why early diagnostics are so important


0:08:38 How to score well on Verbal SAT


0:09:42 I don't care about English grades


0:10:00 My twin sons


0:10:55 My third son


0:11:43 My fourth son


0:12:30 How to get son #4 over the hump?


0:13:45 A deal with the devil


0:16:20 Tips for the reluctant reader


0:17:15 The most important correlation


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