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Steps to Successful Studying of SAT

1.  Take a practice test.

2.  Analyze your results.

3.  List your strengths and weaknesses.

4.  Determine your time frame.

5.  Prioritize your study plan.

6.  Study!


1. If you have not done so already, take a practice
test. You can take one of the tests in the College Board’s The Official SAT Study Guide. To create an effective study plan, you need to have a good sense of exactly what you need to study.

 

2. Analyze your practice test results. No matter what your results are, don’t worry about them. Just look at each question as you score it, and for each incorrect answer, ask yourself the following questions:


a. Was there something I needed to know that I
didn’t know? If so, write down the skill needed for that question. Make a list of the skills you need to learn and devote extra time to studying them.

b. Did I misunderstand the question? The good news is that, with practice, you will become much better at understanding the SAT’s question style.


c. Did I make a careless mistake on the question?

Careless mistakes include transference errors (marking the wrong bubble on the answer sheet) and simple misreading, such as mistaking one word or number for another. If you are making careless mistakes, you need to work on focusing. Again, this gets easier with practice.



3. Make a list of your strengths and weakness. Use
your analysis of why you missed the questions you missed. Now you know what specific math and verbal skills you need to work on, and you know what test-taking skills you need to improve.



4. Determine your time frame. Decide how much
time you can devote each day and each week to your SAT preparation. Be realistic about how much time you have available—life will go on, with all its other demands. Once you know how much time you have, estimate how long you have to work on each specific task you have set for yourself. You may find it useful to break down the three exam sections by question type. You may have to prioritize your work in various areas, depending on how much time you have to prepare and in which subjects you can most improve your score.



5. Prioritize your study plan. “Learn everything by April 1” is not a useful plan. The first priority on your study plan should be to go through
the study materials thoroughly so you can absorb the study tips and strategies for the exam. Then, set up a realistic study schedule based on the amount of time you have left before the exam. Rather than trying to study everything at once, practice one or two subjects or question types at a time.