Common SAT Strategies / Tips / Tricks
To do well on the SAT exam, you’ll need to have an SAT study plan and proper strategies. This preparation plan tells you when what and how to prepare for the SAT exam.
SAT prep plan also helps you manage your time so that you’re not focusing too much (or too little) on certain topics and skills.
HAVE A PLAN FOR EACH SECTION
The Reading Test, Language and Writing Test, and the two parts of the Math Test each have their nuances. While some strategies overlap across tests, you also want to develop ones that are unique for each section.
DON’T DO THE QUESTIONS IN ORDER
it takes some practice to get used to. In order to build up your confidence and avoid any test panics, answer all of the easy questions first, and then go back to answer increasingly difficult questions.
KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS-
You should have some idea of what kind of score you’d like to achieve before you start studying. But beyond that, use the free SAT practice test scoring guides to give you even greater insight.
DON’T STUDY EVERYTHING AT ONCE-
If you’re like most students at the start of their test prep journey, then you have a lot of different areas you could improve in. However, you’re better off zeroing in on a few key concepts and mastering them, rather than trying to hit a little bit of everything.
- Strategies for Reading Section
- Strategies for Language and Writing Section
- Strategies for Math (No Calculator) Section
- Strategies for Math with Calculator Section