You are reading this because you want a good SAT test score. As Suze Orman so eloquently stated, “It’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from.”

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Proceed with your SAT prep without an effective strategy at your own risk!

Likewise, you can’t expect to reach your destination of a good SAT test score if you don’t have a good test prep strategy.

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Every so often, take an official practice test to monitor your progress. Where did you make mistakes? Once you know where your problem areas are, you can then most efficiently organize your prep time.

Don’t Succumb to Test Anxiety

Everyone has their doubts and insecurities. The key is to recognize them and make sure they don’t gain control over your nerves and emotions. Adequate practice helps here too as that practice should give you the confidence that you will be fine. However, if test anxiety is a significant issue for you, reach out and get professional assistance for it. Click here for a whole page dedicated to test anxiety.

Go for the Low-Hanging Fruit First

If you’re missing questions in areas of math such as algebra and geometry that you have already covered in school in adequate depth, review that before moving on to the trigonometry. If trig is a weak point for you and you only have a little bit of prep time left before the exam, focus on just one area such as converting between sine and cosine.

Visualize Your Test Day Beforehand

Let’s continue the earlier example where trig is a weak point and you only had enough prep time to focus on converting sine and cosine. You have answered all the non trig questions as well as any involving the sine and cosine cofunctions. Go ahead and just guess at the other trig questions after using process of elimination to eliminate any answer choices that are obviously incorrect. Then go back and use the remaining time to double check your work.