Tips for Studying other than SAT Classes
The SAT is one of the most terrifying things to happen in a high school student’s life. You start preparing for it as a freshman, if not long before, and stress until the day that you receive the results in the mail. While colleges don’t put as much emphasis on the test as they used to, it is important to do well on the test so that you can measure your academic potential. Along with taking some SAT classes there are a few other tips you can follow to study for the dreaded Scholastic Aptitude Test.
You need to find out exactly when you will be taking the SAT’s and then leave plenty of time to study. You do need to know that the SAT’s are not the same as studying for a big chemistry test, and you will need to study more than just the night before. Cramming is not the way to pass the SAT’s.
Learn as much about the SAT as you can, as well as the material that will be on it. The test is a multiple choice exam that gives a point for every right answer, and subtracts a point for every wrong one.
If possible get copies of past test from book stores, or online sites, and practice taking those tests as much as humanly possible. Reviewing your class notes in Algebra, reading, and anything that has to do with grammar and usage will be a big help. You never know what is going to be on the test but you can get a pretty good idea this way.
Practice by giving yourself mini-timed test and never spend a ton of time on one question. If you finish before the time is up, then you can go back and work on the questions that were hard for you or review the answers that you already have. It is best not to second guess yourself however, that is the best way to mess up the test.
Do not study the night before the test. Instead close the book, relax and get a good night’s rest.