The SAT is a challenging experience. Read this article to find 5 great tips to help you prepare for the SAT!
1. Don’t cram
Okay, so it’s Friday night and you’re doing the SAT tomorrow: Time to grab an energy drink and open that prep book you bought four months ago, right? Not correct. Studies have shown that cramming is not an effective way to prepare. Not only will you be groggy and miserable while taking the SAT, you probably won’t remember what you learned last night. A lot of practice is also the best way to overcome test anxiety. Finally, when you’ve completed ten or fifteen practice tests, you’ll know what to expect in the real world. Start preparing in good time and practice a lot!
2. Practice as if it were real
While it’s definitely helpful to review the material that will be on the SAT, remember to also use real, timed SATs to practice with. This will give you a feel for how the SAT is structured and how much time you need per section. You will also become better accustomed to performing well under pressure. The College Board offers a book, The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd Edition, which contains ten official SAT exams for practice. To get the most out of your practice, you should have access to detailed solutions such as those found in Test Masters Complete Solutions in the SAT Study Guide. These solutions are not available in the College Board book and will help you pinpoint your weaknesses to better prepare for the SAT.
3. Are we there yet?
The week leading up to the SAT is stressful, but you should take the time to plan a route to your exam center in advance. So you can come to the test on time and without stress. Keep in mind that construction and other changes are not always shown on most online maps.
4. License and registration, please
Remember that on the morning of the SAT you must bring a valid ID with you. According to the College Board, your ID must be current, have a photograph of you, have your name in English, and match the name on your admission card. This includes a driver’s license, state-issued ID, school ID, valid passport, or a student ID card form issued by your school. They do not accept social security cards, credit cards, birth certificates, expired passports, or a yearbook. The night before you should organize everything you are taking to the test and enjoy a stress-free morning before the test.
5. Familiarize yourself with the section instructions
When do you think is the right time to read the SAT Guide? Is it in a chilly classroom at an uncomfortable desk while the clock is ticking? nope! You should understand the instructions before you even set foot in a testing center. Check them out when you take practice tests, and they’ll soon become second nature to you. The reward for your efforts? More time to actually answer questions.
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