3 months ago

SAT dates

Hi guys, so I was planning on taking my SAT in June, but I have barely studied because I am more focused on my AP exams. Should I still take the SAT in June or should I wait for the one in Aug? Because I'm afraid that the one in Aug will be too close to college apps and I don't know if thats a good idea. Like I don't want to get a bad score on it during Aug and not be able to fix it, but I don't know if doing it in June would help me either. Like would I be able to get the score I want in basically a month? Or would it be better to just bet that the Aug one would go extremely well? If you guys have any advice that would really help.


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3 months ago

If you have never taken the SAT, I recommend doing both. Even if you don't have time to study and get the score you need in June, it will help you understand the test AND your weak areas so you can refine specifically for Aug. Doing it in June will help you in the long run because you get a score report that shows your weak areas. If you don't have much time to study, there are a few ways you can prep. 1) take a Bluebook practice test and find your weak areas (use #4, 5, or 6...the others are not completely accurate to what they are testing now- I was getting an average of 1450 on the 1st 3 tests and I got a 1370 on the real thing). Use Collegeboard's question bank to practice some questions. Then, take another practice test after a couple weeks of practicing.

study plan 2: if it is compatible with your device, buy the Preptly app and use it for prepping. I cannot use it b/c of my device, but I heard it's helpful for fitting in studying/practice between busyness (eg, you can do a few questions on the bus or on your way to sports practice).

Even a little bit will help. If you need some videos, Strategic Test Prep has GREAT stuff (they are the creators of Preptly and I used their workbooks).

So, in short, I recommend doing both. The more you do it, the easier it becomes and the more familar you are with the test, app, and questions.

Hope this helps and lmk if you have any questions!

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