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06/18/2015
The SAT can feel like the single biggest test of your life, but don’t let it have so much power over you. The better you’re prepared, the less intimidating it will be. While the exam is important for future plans, remember you can take it again if you’re not satisfied with your first round of results. We here at The Tutoring Center in Sugar Hill want you to do well so we’ve put together a list of tips to help you prepare for your SAT exam day.

Practice tests

A great way to prepare for not only the content of the SAT, but also the duration of the exam is to take practice tests. You will become more familiar with the different sections that make up the test and what each section asks of you. Pay close attention to the directions and make sure you know what is being asked. Practice tests allow you to check your results right away and give you a better understanding of what you need to study more. The SAT is a long exam that can feel even longer if you haven’t practiced. Set aside some time to take full length practice tests so you get used to sitting through a long exam. Develop strategies to stay focused that work for you.

Time management

Although the test is lengthy and lasts a few hours, knowing how to manage your time in each section of the exam is imperative. Know how much time you will be given for each section and work out a plan. The first section gives you 25 minutes to write an essay. Practice writing concise and effective essays in the time allotted. Figure out a method you can follow on test day to make sure you complete the essay in time making sure you stay on topic and answer the prompt. All of the questions on the SAT, except in the reading comprehension section, are divided into three sections depending on their level of difficulty. They go from easiest to most difficult, but they’re all worth the same amount. A good strategy is using your time to make sure you get the easier ones correct and then move on to the most difficult.

Write it down

While taking the exam, don’t be afraid to make marks in your test booklet. The booklet is yours so use it to your advantage. When trying to decide between answer choices, cross off the choices you’re sure are not the answer to help narrow down potential answers. Circle key words and phrases to help you stay on the track. Write down formulas and draw out diagrams to help sort of your reasoning on math problems. Don’t shy away from writing in your booklet, use it to help you stay organized and clear headed.

The Tutoring Center in Sugar Hill helps students improve their grades by developing the skills necessary to grow in an academic environment. The one-on-one tutoring sessions make it easier to target specific areas you need help with. We offer multiple programs focused in reading, writing, math and test preparation. Contact us at (678) 926-9475 for more information about our academic programs or to schedule your free consultation.

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