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SAT Crash Course

Alexis Avila, Founder/President of Prepped & Polished, explains what to do if you have two weeks till the SAT and you haven’t done a thing.

1. Buy a copy of the College Board Official Study Guide and take practice tests.
2. Memorize the SAT format (Section 1 is always the essay. Section 2 is always the short grammar section) and have a pacing game plan, especially for the critical reading.
3. Work on math strategies, not math content. Email alexis@preppedandpolished for questions about math strategies.
4. Start waking up early Saturday mornings to study SAT material.

Crash Course

The SAT is about a month away, maybe even a week away. You don’t have a lot of time to prep. So, here’s a crash course:

Buy yourself a copy of the College Board’s official SAT study guide and take practice tests. Familiarize yourself with the test, format, and the caliber of questions in all sections. This will help you gain confidence when you walk in on the test.

Another thing I want you to do is memorize the SAT format. Section one is always going to be the essay. Section two will always be the short grammar writing section and everything in between.

Have a pacing game plan for the test, especially in the critical reading section. So remember you want to get right to that reading; that’s the bulk of the questions on the critical reading; you have to do that by screwing through those sentence completions. Don’t spend a lot of time on sentence completions.

Another thing you should do is work on math strategies, especially back-solving, and plug in to get more questions right unless you have time to study math content. So work on math strategies and email me if you have questions about strategies

Finally, I want you to start getting up bright and early on Saturday mornings leading up to the test and also to study SAT material on those Saturday mornings to get your brain used to it. Also, be sure to check out my video SAT video and written blogs.

I’ll attach it to the description; those will help you, too. Don’t panic. Good luck.

Is your SAT only weeks away? How else should a student prepare for an SAT only weeks away? Short Term SAT Crash Course, Two week SAT Programs.

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