Best Ways to Prepare for the SAT



Ziona Walls, Design Editor

Every year teens get stressed over the SAT. Some are ready to take it, and others are not. You feel nervous, anxious, and unprepared. Here are a few easy tips to help you prepare for this rigorous test:

1. Relax the night before the test. Don’t cram.

The night before, sit down and take five deeps breaths. Don’t go jet skiing the night before and then end up going to bed at 12 am. 

2. Rely on the strategies you’ve learned through SAT test prep.

When taking the PSAT, you learned to use strategies such as the process of elimination and rereading each question. Make sure to remember strategies such as those.

3. Familiarize yourself with the material.

Take practice SATs. When doing so, you will have a good understanding of what will be on your test.

4. SAT tutoring if you need to get extra help.

There are plenty of free or paid tutoring opportunities available for you. Sometimes there are specific tutoring times at your school available.

5. Go to class.

90% of the time, what goes on in your classes is the information you will need. If you’re not there, how are you going to know you missed the 90% or if it was just the wasted 10%?

6. Increase your vocabulary.

Go on or listen to some audiobooks on YouTube, and try to add some words in your vocabulary.


Here are some websites to use for additional help and information:

1. Khan academy

This website provides short lessons in the form of videos. It also includes practice exercises and materials for educators.

2. Test Prep Review

You will find information about most tests completely free and online at official websites, containing test dates, the types of questions, how long the test will take, and most other questions concerning the details of the test.

3. The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books.

4. McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill provides customized educational content, software, and services for pre-K through postgraduate education. 

5. Kaplan

Kaplan provides test preparation and student support services.