This book will show you how taking the SAT relates to skydiving, ballroom dancing, professional golf, college basketball, martial arts, concert pianists, Olympians, coaches, Navy SEALs, and the Dalai Lama. It’s all about the mental game.
If you are neglecting the mental side of SAT performance, you are limiting your score. The mental factors affecting your score do not have to be debilitating to significantly decrease your score. Your score decreases as mental interference increases, even when the interference is at a medium or low level.
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The SAT is a game where familiar material is tested in an unfamiliar way. Unfortunately, traditional SAT study materials focus on competence, using a drill-and-kill approach to build knowledge, but neglecting the mental side of performance. The implied premise of these study aids is that competence will build confidence, but this is a fallacy. This book is unique because it focuses solely on the mental side of test performance: it applies the mental performance secrets of athletes, performers, Tibetan monks, and warriors to the SAT.
Most of us allow our minds to hamper our performance. It does not have to be this way. You do not need to watch helplessly as your hopes are dashed. This book shows you how to perform like a champion.