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How to Prepare for the SAT- Some Simple Tips to Keep in Mind

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a compulsory exam to be taken by any student who wishes to go to the United States for graduation. Preparing for SAT, just like any other test, requires intense study of therequired material. Some useful tips listed below will help students to prepare and succeedin the SAT.

  • First and foremost, get accustomed to the format of the test. The SAT has sections titled critical reading, writing, vocabulary and mathematics.
  • In your practice for the test, time yourself according to the time limit provided in the format of the practice test. A SAT test is four hours long. The time allotted to each section should be appropriately divided.
  • To prepare for the SAT thoroughly, it is extremely important to have a ‘Study Plan’ in place. Students, make sure you know what you need to study, and exactly how you plan on studying it.
  • For the writing section, students will have to practice essay writing, else they will not be able to performwell in the test.
  • For the critical reading section, it is necessary that the student reads as much material as possible. Make it a habit (out of regular practice) to spot the nuances of the passage and also work very hard to pick up your vocabulary skills.
  • The math section is no different from any other mathtest. The only key to good preparation is practice. Practice, practice, practice! Also, make sure you have learnt your formulae well, and are in no confusion about the fundamental concepts of various math chapters.
  • Take as many practice SATs as possible. It will incorporate not only testing your actual knowledge but also how successfully you attempt various sections when there is the added pressure of time limit on your head.
  • Most important of all do not be nervous during the exam. Read the SAT test calmly and go about attempting questions in a methodical way.
    These simple tips will helpyouto prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Be sincere and work hard– that will help you the most.
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