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SAT Practice Tests
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I've heard non-official practice tests for the SAT aren't the most realistic compared to CollegeBoard's practice tests. If I finish all 8 official tests, what material should I use?

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a year ago

If you haven't finished the tests yet, save 1-2 of them for the days leading up to your exam. I found it helpful and reassuring to take official tests right before my exam.

But other resources for official tests! I went through this reddit thread (https://www.reddit.com/r/SATACTprep/comments/eti4i7/40_official_sat_practice_test_pdfs/). It's a little hard to navigate but worth it! Between the practice tests, I also spent most of my SAT prep learning topics that I missed a lot, like grammar rules and probability. That'll actually help you more than just taking practice test after test, especially if you miss the same types of questions every time.

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a year ago

A good source for previous SATs is Reddit where you can find older SATs there that you can download, print off and take practice with. Also if you buy 2017, 2018, 2019 College board test books at Goodwill or some used book store, you will find additional SAT practice tests there. Kahn Academy is a very good place to use because you can upload your results and KA will send you targeted problem sets that specifically address your deficiencies. Also, it's perfectly good to retake the tests you've already taken to see if you are making the same mistakes or not. Good luck with your SAT prep.

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a year ago[edited]

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10 months ago

Going to jump in here because I haven't seen one of my go-to resources when I was a tutor mentioned yet. I haven't checked out that Reddit link that was posted yet so there could be some overlap between the practice tests but if you haven't visited https://www.cracksat.net/index.html I would recommend checking it out. They have a lot of practice tests, including the official ones, practice tests/drills for specific sections of the SAT, SAT subject tests, and more.

I'll admit, the site is a little sketchy, but it does what you need and can help you save money from buying practice books. Although I'd also recommend picking up some books if you can afford it. The practice tests can be useful but it's also helpful to learn strategies on how to approach the SAT. Obviously knowing the material is important to score well but much of the time, at least in my experience, teaching a student how to approach the SAT to optimize for accuracy and time management led to more significant score increases than just focusing on the material.

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