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How to prepare for SAT

So I was thinking about intering a university overseas and I heard that SAT is very important.. It's not really popular here.. So I want to ask if anyone scored more than 2000 in SAT.. And what sources I can use to study for it on the Internet.. Also is it possible to to prepare for it in less than a year? 

Dec 2, 2015 12:15 AM
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I know a few people who have scored more than 2000 (out of 2400), but I think my score was around 1700 without studying.

 

On the CollegeBoard website, there is also a "Question of the Day". You can go through the questions and see if you can answer them. https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day

 

You can also look at some old tests from previous years. Try taking them and scoring yourself. http://blog.prepscholar.com/printable-sat-practice-tests-4-free-official-tests

 

Study a lot of vocabulary words. Make an account on Quizlet.com or Memrise.com (or both?) and search for "SAT Vocab." There are a lot of flashcards on there that can help you study. Don't just memorize the definitions, though. Make sure you understand how to use the words correctly.

 

Practice reading a lot. The test will give you long passages to read in a short amount of time. I know people who are not native English speakers tend to struggle with this portion (even native speakers struggle, too, since the passages can be very boring and difficult). Read books, news articles, and anything you can!

 

The essay is also an important part. Make sure you have a good grasp of grammar and spelling. And also learn how to write a structured essay. http://blog.prepscholar.com/sat-essay-tips-15-ways-to-improve-your-writing-score

I correct a lot of notebooks on iTalki. If you want to practice writing essays for the SAT, let me know and I can help you. I got a high score on the writing part when I took the test, so you can trust me :D :D

 

You can definitely prepare for the test in just a year if you put in a lot of time and effort. Don't worry too much about getting a 2000+ score. I think anything above 1500 is good enough if you're not applying to Harvard or anything like that.

December 2, 2015

you MUST take a test preparation course if you want to improve your score.  Or you can self study with practice tests And books.  My score was not so good but I never really studied.  Colleges look at your gpa and sat score. So a high sat score really helps you.  

Buy SAT books to help you improve your studies at home.  Americans here ( the smart ones ) aim for the highest score: 2200+. Or 1500/1600.   The highest sat scores and highest gpa= free ride to college. 

December 10, 2015