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What is the best way to prepare for the SAT/ACT?

Hello! I'm a junior and I need to start preparing for the SAT/ACT. What are the best ways to study and improve my scores? Are there any resources or strategies you guys recommend? Thanks so much!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to prepare for the SAT/ACT. Based on my experience helping my child prepare, I would recommend a combination of resources and strategies to help you improve your scores. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Understand the test formats: Familiarize yourself with the sections, types of questions, and scoring for each test. Knowing what to expect will make it easier for you to prepare.

2. Take practice tests: Both the College Board (for SAT) and ACT websites have official practice tests that you can download and take. These will give you a feel for the actual test and help you identify areas where you need improvement.

3. Use prep books: There are numerous well-regarded prep books available for both tests, such as those from The Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Barron's. These books provide strategies, practice questions, and detailed explanations to help you understand the material.

4. Consider a prep course or tutoring: If you find you need more structured guidance, you can look into SAT/ACT prep courses or tutoring options. These can be in-person or online.

5. Set a study schedule: Allocate time for regular studying and stick to it. Consistent practice will help you build the skills and confidence you need for test day.

Best of luck with your preparation!

10 months ago

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