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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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SAT: **720 math**

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| **800 verbal**

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Hi everyone, I've been finding maths a bit tough while preparing for SATs. Does anyone know of a good, concise math cheat sheet I could use as a study guide?

a month ago

While there's no official "cheat sheet" for the SAT Math section, some smart strategies can make your studying more efficient:

1. Use the CollegeBoard website: CollegeBoard, the organization behind the SAT, has a host of resources, including practice tests, study guides, and a breakdown of the math sections. Concentrate on the topics tested: Algebra (including linear equations, systems of linear equations, and linear functions), problem-solving and data analysis, and advanced topics like complex numbers (basic geometrical theorems, trigonometric functions, etc).

2. Understand the format: The SAT Math section is now composed of two parts, each 35 minutes long, and you are permitted to use a calculator on both sections. Familiarize yourself with the question types to train your brain to recognize the type of problem presented quickly.

3. Review Formulas: While some essential formulas will be given to you at the beginning of the section, you'll still need to memorize others. Prerequisite formulas include the Pythagorean Theorem, the Quadratic Formula, and laws of exponents. Also, be sure to understand basic circle, triangle, and rectangle properties.

4. Master Key Concepts: Focus on mastering key concepts like ratios & rates, percentage, linear equations, and quadratic equations. A great resource to learn these concepts in a structured way is the Khan Academy's SAT Math prep course which is free and well-curated.

Remember, the best way to prepare for the SAT Math section isn't cramming a manifold of formulas, but understanding the core concepts that these formulas are built upon. It's about being able to read, interpret, and solve the problem. And practice, lots of it. Good luck!

a month ago

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