SAT Myths

Shaan Patel, who scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT and the founder of 2400
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Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Shaan grew up in a small, humble motel his
parents managed. After taking a no-nonsense approach to SAT preparation and
learning many effective strategies of the SAT elite, Shaan was able to improve
his score from 1760 to a perfect 2400. As a result of his preparation, Shaan
was offered admission into prestigious universities, earned over $230,000 in
scholarship monies, and received other national awards and accoloades.
Shaan’s SAT advice has been featured on,, The New York Times’ “The Choice” blog, and other prominent
media outlets.
In addition to offering SAT prep tips to high school students, Shaan is an
MD/MBA student at Yale and USC.
Top 5 SAT Myths
1. The SAT measures intelligence
If your SAT score is not where you want it to be, don’t get down on yourself. The SAT
is only a measure of how well you take the SAT, not a measure of how smart you are.
Sometimes geniuses get average SAT scores and average students get genius
scores. It’s all up to how hard you work at preparing, not how smart you are.
2. Stellar grades yield a high SAT score
Perhaps the biggest mistake that students make when it comes to the SAT is that they
let their ego interfere with their SAT score. I can’t tell you how many times a parent has
told me that his/her child got a low initial SAT score because the student decided to
take the exam without preparing. Both the parent and the child believed that because
of the student’s excellent performance in school, he/she would not have a problem
scoring well on the SAT. Unfortunately, there is not significant overlap between what
you learn in high school and the subjects covered on the SAT.
3. The SAT is less important than your GPA in college admission

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