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SAT: 720 math
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Prep tips for the new SAT?

Hey everyone! So, I've been studying for the new SAT and I wanted to ask if anyone has any surefire prep tips that work specifically for the new format post the old SAT? What has helped you or your friends the most in preparing? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's always great to see students preparing for the new SAT. One tip that I found helpful is to familiarize yourself with the specific changes in the test format. The new SAT emphasizes evidence-based reading, writing, and problem-solving, so understanding how the questions differ from the old SAT is key. Practice heavy on analyzing texts and passages and finding evidence to support your answers.

Next, focus on creating a consistent study schedule instead of cramming last minute. Try to set aside time for practice tests and break down the sections you need to work on the most.

Make use of free resources, like Khan Academy's personalized SAT study plans. They tailor their program according to your strengths and weaknesses, and you can track your progress as you practice. Also, don't forget about CollegeVine, which offers a wealth of information and resources to help you navigate the SAT and college admissions process.

Lastly, don't neglect the importance of taking care of yourself! Getting enough sleep and eating well leading up to the test can make a huge difference in your performance.

I hope these tips help, and good luck with your prep!

7 months ago

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