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How to balance SAT and TOEFL study schedules?

Hey folks! As an international student, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with having to prep for both the SAT and the TOEFL. Anyone else in the same boat? How did you create a study schedule that allowed you to effectively prepare for both exams?

7 months ago

I totally understand how challenging it can be to prepare for both the SAT and TOEFL as an international student. It's all about managing your time efficiently and not overwhelming yourself. A balanced study schedule that allows for focused study sessions for each test could look like dedicating alternate days to each exam. For instance, you might work on SAT material on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and on TOEFL prep on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This separation ensures you're not mixing concepts and can concentrate on the unique skills each test requires.

Additionally, try to integrate the preparation for both tests wherever possible. For example, while the SAT focuses more on academic vocabulary and reading comprehension, the TOEFL is more about language proficiency and use. So when enhancing your English skills for the TOEFL, it indirectly benefits your SAT reading and writing sections too. Don't forget to give yourself break days to recuperate; stress can be counterproductive. And most importantly, take plenty of timed practice tests for both exams under actual testing conditions to improve your stamina and familiarize yourself with the test formats. Hope this helps!

7 months ago

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