What are some of the best ways to study for my SAT, as a visual learner?Answered
I'm a high school sophomore, I have not yet taken my SAT but planning on taking my TSI soon.
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Wow, I haven't really thought about this before! How do you normally study for tests and quizzes? Or how are you studying for the TSI? I'd imagine you'd want to try to replicate whatever you've had success with in the past.
I guess my advice would be to watch videos if possible, especially for things like math. Flashcards also probably make a lot of sense, especially if you can make them more visual than usual. I wouldn't buy pre-made flashcards either. The process of making flashcards can be just as helpful as studying them. Prep books and one-page study guides can also be useful. I did find this CollegeVine article which could be useful: https://blog.collegevine.com/the-best-way-to-study-for-the-sat-based-on-your-learning-type/.
My biggest piece of advice is to learn how to take the SAT effectively. Studying and learning the material is important but you can increase your score just as much (depending what on what your current score is) by learning how to take the test efficiently and accurately. Good luck!
I would sign up for Khan Acadamy which teaches using videos and it's free.
If you have some funds, the SAT prep class by supertutortv taught by Brook on youtube (subscription) is excellent ($250-$350 range)
One thing that was super helpful for me was to create an outline of the material to organize my notes in a way that I understood. Much of the test material starts to look the same after hours of studying so things like a concept map, color codes, tabs, etc, can help you visually navigate the test. Things that will help you step outside the classroom, like videos, are also helpful to try.
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