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How to Ace the SAT (Plus Free Practice Links)

The SAT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. Many students choose the SAT over the ACT because as it allows more time per question. It also places a heavier focus on math and does not included a science section.

As of 2021, the essay writing test component of the SAT is no longer included.

The exam takes 3 hours and 15 minutes with breaks.

There are three sections of the exam:

The highest possible SAT score is 1600 points. The current "average" SAT score is about 1050. A "good" score is at least 1200. "Excellent" is above 1400. The "best" scores are above 1500.

The good news is that, coupled with a well-rounded application, an SAT score of around 1250 can be competitive enough to get into some very good schools. This can be easily achievable with strong preparation and practice.

Understanding a few sets of basic concepts in each subject area is key to scoring well on the SAT exam. That's where we come in!

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Here are some tips to get started:

1. Take a sample test - A sample test includes on of each type of question from each section of the SAT exam.

This allows students to assess how comfortable they are with each type of question, and where they need the most help.

2. Purchase a test prep book or online subscription for sample problems and practice tests with answers and explanations.

Practicing between sessions and self-teaching is key to success. Practice materials are extremely useful in preparing for the SAT exam.

3. Take a full-length practice test.

You can take all sections at once, or one at a time. But take a practice test (proctored or timed by someone else if possible), so that you can get a feel for completing problems with limited time.

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Here are three links to free SAT practice tests and sample problems:




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