Advice on how to do well on the SAT


The Rambler

As the seniors finish up their college search, it is time for the juniors to begin theirs. One of the most important factors of getting accepted by a college is your SAT score. With a high SAT score, the acceptance letters and scholarships will be flying in. With a low SAT score, you can say goodbye to your hopes of getting into a big-name school. As someone who has recently gone through the process, I will share with you what I did to receive an above average score on the SAT.

You should definitely take an SAT Prep course. Unfortunately, I can not bequeath to you all of the information you need for the SAT in one small article. That’s why there are many programs available in the real world to help students prepare for this test. Although it is boring, it is essential. They will teach you and warn you about all the different types of equations and questions. They will also teach you tricks for guessing and simplifying difficult problems.

I also recommend taking the SAT twice. There’s no better way to experience what the SAT is like than actually taking the test. While taking it your first time, when you come across a problem you don’t understand, try to remember what type of question it is. There are many different apps and websites that will teach you and help you through the problems you don’t understand.

My most important piece of advice is to relax. Stressing over it will only hurt you. You need take it seriously, but you don’t want to be like the one girl in my testing room who just sat on the steps and cried during the first break. I do not believe she did very well.