The College Board, the creators of the SAT, releases a book of ten practice tests. Many students wisely use this book, as it contains actual questions from the SAT. As somebody who teaches the SAT, the book is the bible and offers the best practice out there.
Simply going through each test will not translate to a better score. But practicing full-length SAT tests is invaluable to SAT your study routine. Get the most you can out of this test by keeping the following four points in mind.
Build a foundation first
If you have little experience taking the SAT, do not just dive into the College Board book. Learn effective tips and strategies from Princeton Review and Barron’s.
Once you’re ready to take a practice test from the College Board book, don’t give yourself all the time in the world. You want to make this as close to the real test as possible. So set your timer, and don’t give yourself any more time than the time allowed for each section.
Don’t get interrupted
Now that you’ve got the timer going, don’t stop the timer. Also, do not take a break in between sections. Simulate the actual SAT by sitting for the entire three hours (turning off your iPhone will definitely help!).
Figure out your wrong answers
After you’ve taken a test, don’t just mark questions right and wrong. Try to understand why you missed certain questions. This process will help you better understand how the test writers think and will help you avoid similar mistakes in the future.
If you can’t figure out, I’ve recorded explanations on youtube for the SAT. Have a look!