Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC shows you important tips for the SAT Chemistry test.

Tip 1: Take control and make a schedule

Making a schedule is an immediate stress reliever because it puts you back in the driver’s seat and jump-starts your studying. Ask yourself how many hours at this point can you reasonably devote to studying? Take stock of all that you have coming up – tests, quizzes, your extracurricular activities, and make an assessment of when you have time that you can commit to studying. Don’t put your GPA in jeopardy; school comes first. But when you figure out which days you can devote to studying, make a commitment to study during those times, even if it’s only for a short period

Tip 2: Study What is Tested the Most

Last-minute studying is about getting the most bang for your buck. Grab a Barron’s or Princeton Review, go through it, and see what subjects are on the test. If you don’t have access to one of these, no worries. Go to the College Board website; they have a list there, too. You don’t want to spend precious minutes studying something that isn’t even covered. Use your class notes, previous texts, quizzes, and textbook to cover the subjects tested.

Tip 3: Don’t just read, RE-WRITE and RE-DO

Don’t just read, rewrite, and redo, even though it takes more time. Rewriting your notes and redoing problems is more effective than just reading them. As you’re going through your notes and studying, make sure to rewrite all of your formulas, rules, and trends. This is also going to give you a cheat sheet that you can review for a half-hour, either the night before or the morning of the test. Redoing problems will also keep them fresh in your mind and help you move quicker on test day.

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