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Video: 4 Must-Do Study Hacks for Better SAT Scores

How do you prepare for the SAT? That's certainly a loaded question. Good thing this student vlogger has such great advice on how to study for the test!

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!

1. Visit Khan Academy

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.

2. Utilize test prep books

Test prep books have many problems you can work on, and they provide answers with explanations for each one. This helps you find out where you went wrong and walks you through how the problem should be done. Oftentimes, the practice problems in these books are actually real test questions from previous years—these questions are your ultimate resource. 

Related: The Best ACT Test Prep Sites, Books, and More

3. Break up study time into intervals

Instead of studying for a few hours straight and struggling to retain information, you should spend about 20 minutes studying and taking a five-minute break to get a snack, drink water, or rest and recuperate 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.

4. Get help from your teacher

Teachers have SAT practice tests and packets from past SATs. You can talk to your teachers in 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.

Related: 5 Great Ways to Prepare for the SAT

The SAT is important, but you shouldn't be overly stressed about it. With smart planning, the right amount of studying, and seeking help when you need it, you're sure to achieve great scores you can use to impress the college of your dreams. 

Make studying a little more enjoyable by using Fun SAT Vocab Prep With the Dictionary of Difficult Words!

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