SAT Preparation Tips


Tip #1

You will take ten sections but only nine of the ten will count toward your score. Three math sections, three critical reading sections, and three writing sections will count toward your score. The extra section, which will not count, could be either math, critical reading, or writing. Unfortunately, you will not know which section this is. Therefore, you need to try your hardest on all ten sections.

Tip #2

Do the easy questions first and don’t rush through them. They count just as much as the harder questions.

Tip #3

Try to eliminate wrong answers. If you don’t know which answer is right, but you’re able to determine that three of the five answers are wrong, you have a 50 percent chance of selecting the right answer from the remaining two options. Even eliminating just one answer as wrong helps you find the right answer.

Tip #4

Getting a good night’s sleep after studying helps put all of that newly learned information into long-term memory.

Tip #5

All sections of the SAT go from easiest to hardest, except for the critical reading section. This means that on the math sections you should not rush just to get to the end of the section. The last few questions on each math section are the most difficult to get correct. If you have to omit a few questions, those are the ones to omit.

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Grammar Rules

The writing section of the SAT is extremely repetitive. The test makers ask about the same grammar rules on every test. Master these grammar rules and feel confident on test day.

  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Parallel Sentence Structure
  • Subject/Pronoun Agreement
  • Proper Verb Tense
  • Incorrect Comparisons


  • Comparative and Superlative
  • Diction Errors
  • Proper Number Agreement
  • Unclear Pronouns
  • Subject and Object of Sentence

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Math Concepts

Use the materials below to help comprehend the math strategies commonly used on the SAT. Enhance your understanding of the math strategies with all of the explanations, tips, and examples.

  • Exponents
  • Proportions
  • Slope
  • Probability


  • Percent
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Surface Area
  • Symbols


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