How to study for the SAT and ACT

Recorded Friday, April 23 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


It’s officially testing season — or in other words, study season. Ideally it should be a year-round struggle, but we all know there’s usually a significant crunch time. So whether you’re just starting your standardized testing journey or are scrambling to meet a deadline next month, you can join Shravya to learn all the best study tips and ace whatever exam you’re currently worried about.

Pop in to ask a few questions or stay the whole stream — you’ll probably want to take some notes for this one.

Your host

Undergrad College: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Giebien and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
15:22@Miguel_Angel:On a scale from 0-10, how would rate Khan Academy?
18:29@asmithbli182:Tips for people that dont have english as a first language when studying for the sat?
22:16@Marco123:So other than khan academy, what other resources would you recommend to practice for the SAT (especially english)?
26:07@asmithbli182:If i get over 750 on the english section on the sat, will that make me stand out for admissions?
28:10@Miguel_Angel:For the math section, just practice practice practice and practice?
28:34@EiruelleMaree:How often do you recommend taking practice tests before the real test?
31:24@EiruelleMaree:How often do you recommend taking practice tests before the real test? Nice jacket by the way lol
31:37@asmithbli182:How many times should you take the sa do you think?
34:10@anonymous210:how to get better at the math section esp calc section? how to approach it - review content or what?
36:10@anonymous210:calcultor section
36:46@jonathank:any tips on improving history passages reading comprehension?
38:25@Marco123:My main problem is the reading section. I always found that I got stuck between two similar answers and wasted my time. Do you have some tips for that?
42:09@TheEpic:How many hours did you work on the SAT every day?
43:51@asmithbli182:Is it possible to get 1600 if you practise alot? I wanna go to MIT and i say that the average student had 1600
44:58@asmithbli182:How many months should you study to get a high score
47:00@TK:Where do we take the diagnostics?
52:19@asmithbli182:Do you still tutor?
60:38@TK:is it varsity tutors?
62:36@Marco123:What is your reading strategy? Would you read the passage first/read the question first etc.?


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