Here's what you need to know to CRUSH the SAT (thanks to The Princeton Review).
“After 30 years of helping students get the scores they want on the SAT, we can tell you the most important thing to remember about the test: It doesn't measure intelligence or predict future success,” The Princeton Review explains. What the SAT does measure is how good your are at taking- you got it, the SAT!
Our friends at The Princeton Review say that it is easy (yes, easy) to improve your score. You just need to learn how the SAT works.
1. Know the order of difficulty.
SAT questions can be divided into three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard. The questions in the first third of each section are easy, those in the second third are medium and those in the last third are hard. (The only exception is the Reading Comprehension passages, which do not follow this order.)
2. Look for wrong answers instead of right answers.
Don't know the right answer? It happens. But if you know which choices are definitely wrong, you will significantly improve your chances of getting the question right. This is called process of elimination.
Each question has 5 possible answer choices. Eliminate one or more possibilities, and your chances of guessing correctly are 25% or better. An incorrect guess will cost you only a quarter of a point. A correct guess will add an entire point.
3. Own your test booklet.
You paid for that test booklet, personalize it. Scratch work is extremely important on the SAT. Don't be embarrassed about it—writing in your test booklet will help you keep your mind focused.
Read more about these 3 SAT tips HERE.
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