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Tips for Preparing for the SAT Exam

In some ways, you have been preparing for the SAT exam since you were in preschool, but it is now time to prove that you have mastered the content you need to know to be successful in college and beyond. A great way to find out how prepared you are is to take a practice test and score it. The top score is 1600, but you are in reasonably good shape if you score more than 1450. Your pretest score determines how much time you need to study and how to break up your time.

Scores Above 1450

If you score 1450 or better on your SAT, then you have a very good mastery of most areas as your score is in the very top range. You will need to spend about 19 hours preparing before exam day. Go over the questions that you missed and divide them into two categories. Put the questions you missed because of miscalculations in one pile and the questions you did not know how to complete in another pile. Spend your study time working on conquering those you did not know how to compete. Then, look over the ones that you missed because of miscalculations to remind yourself not to make the same mistake again. Finally, take another pretest before taking the actual exam so that you know how well your studying has been working.

Scores Between 1200 and 1450

You need to spend about 39 hours preparing for the SAT. In an ideal world, you will work with an SAT tutor over the course of two months. Start by taking a practice exam and dividing the questions that you missed into two piles. One pile should consist of questions that you missed due to simple mistakes while the second pile should consist of questions that you have no idea how to do. Spend about 15 hours going over the questions that you had no idea how to complete and another 10 hours going over the questions that you missed because of careless mistakes. Then, take another pretest and repeat the process until test day.

Scores Under 1200

You will need to spend about 59 hours preparing for the SAT. Many test takers have started out in this group, but they learned how to take the test and worked on mastering their skills. Start by taking a practice test and dividing the answers into two groups. Choose the subject that you scored the worse in and spend 20 hours concentrating on it alone before taking a partial test to see how much you have learned. Then spend about 15 hours studying the other half of the exam concentrating on those questions that you missed. Take another whole exam before test day to see how much you have learned.

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