The process of preparing for and taking the SAT is different from that of any other test your student has encountered up to this point. Much of performing well on the SAT is simply knowing how to take it. Because so much of your student’s overall performance is boiled down to one test, it is possible (and somewhat common) for students with good grades to get low SAT scores and vice versa. This is, in part, due to the rules and time restraints of the SAT. That’s why it is important to have a thorough understanding of the SAT rules and directions. This simple advantage will give your child extra time (that wasn’t wasted on the directions), the ability to make informed decisions by eliminating wrong answers, knowing when to guess, and how each choice will impact your child’s overall score.