Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished discusses three SSAT insider tips.

Tip 1. Learn to take an educated guess.
Tip 2. The vocabulary is similar between the upper and lower level SSAT tests.
Tip 3. Show your work on the math sections.

If you’re applying for private school and you’re not taking the ISEE, most likely, you’re going to have to take the secondary school admissions test, the SSAT. The SSAT is a two-hour and 35-minute test, and there are five sections. Here are the three SSAT insider tips for you.

Tip 1 – Educated guess

Learn how to take an educated guess. Basically, what you want to do is if you can eliminate two answer choices confidently, and you’re not sure among the three left remaining, that’s when you can go ahead and take a guess, but make sure you eliminate at least two choices.

Tip 2 – Vocabulary

Roughly 20 out of the 30 synonyms between the lower-level and the upper-level SSAT tests are identical. There’s overlap with the vocab, so it’s okay to study the upper-level SSAT vocab if you’re getting ready for the lower-level SSAT test and vice versa.

Tip 3 – Math

On the math sections, the two math sections, make sure that you do your steps out and show your work the reason. I say that is because there’s no calculator allowed and it’s easy to make careless mistakes if you don’t do your steps.

So, I wish you great luck on the SSAT, and I’ll talk to you soon.

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