Talent vs. Mastery

Published on Friday, April 1st, 2016 by

In our seventh post of the Parent’s Guide to the SAT and ACT, we explain the difference between talent and mastery and why almost any student can excel on the SAT and ACT.


Every child is capable of learning what they need in order to get the score they want. The key is realizing that it will take time and practice. It’s not something done overnight, no matter how talented your child is. Whether they learn quickly or have to work hard to grasp the basics, if your child commits to learning and mastering the subjects tested on the SAT and ACT, they can achieve the score they desire.

Check out our other videos in this series through the links below:

Day 1: What Are the SAT and ACT Testing?

Day 2: Education Isn’t a Track: It’s a Track Meet

Day 3: Figure Out What’s Causing Your Child Trouble

Day 4: Bring in the Cavalry: Tutors

Day 5: Should You Pay for an ACT or SAT Prep Course?

Day 6: The Definition of Mastery