The annual SAT exam sends thousands of high school students every year into panic. As the single most important standardized exam that they will take during the course of their education, it is essential they enter into the test prepared. Alissa Breindel Austin, the owner of and teacher at Strategic SAT Prep can help students overcome their anxiety about taking the test. To help you reach your goal, here are a few tips to consider.
When it comes to the math portion of the test, you have to understand how it is configured. It is divided into three parts with the problems transitioning from an easy beginning to a medium middle section, to a difficult end. You are also deducted a quarter of a point for every wrong answer. Keeping this in mind, you don’t necessarily have to finish the entire math portion of the exam. If you can do decidedly well on the beginning and middle portions you can still reach your goal score.
The critical reading and writing portion of the exam can be just as easily defeated with the proper preparation. When you enter the critical reading section, don’t spend too much time intently reading the passage. Instead, skim through the paragraph first and then carefully read through the questions. When it comes to the writing section, the best thing you can do to prepare is to practice writing essays that you can find on practice tests.
For more help in preparing for the SAT, you may want to consider signing up for prep courses that are offered by a number of businesses like Strategic SAT Prep, owned by Alissa Breindel in Austin, Texas.