Originally Posted: Sep 28, 2019
Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020
Studying for the SATs can be overwhelming since there’s so much information you have to retain in order to get a good score. Student vlogger Isabella uses a few study hacks to guide her through the SATs and she is sharing her secrets with you. Check out the video below!
Use the different resources on Khan Academy to understand concepts from any class you’re struggling in. Their helpful videos will walk you through the different problems. Khan Academy also partners with the College Board, so they give you an official SAT practice test. You can also set a schedule so you can remember to study and set a goal for your studying.
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Test prep books
Test prep books have many problems you can work on, and they provide answers with explanations to each one. This helps you find out where you went wrong and walks you through how the problem should be done.
Study with time intervals
Instead of studying for a few hours straight and struggling to retain information, you should spend about 20 minutes studying and take a break to get a snack, drink water, or rest and recuperate for a couple minutes before getting back to work. Or you could spread out your time during the week and study five days a week for 30 minutes every day.
Get help from your teacher
Teachers have SAT practice tests and packets from past SATs. You can talk to your teachers in the different subjects, like math and English, and they will give you specific packets for that subject. This is a chance to talk through the packet with your teacher, who can explain how you could get the correct answer. Practicing and repetition help when it comes to test day.
Want a fun way to study? Practice your vocab with our SAT Word Game!