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- how can i stop crying while doing this(329 votes)
- I am preaty good at math, but during reading it is hard for me to focus on the text, espesialy fiction texsts, any tips how to focuse on the reading part(41 votes)
- Try practicing the reading part on the Khan Academy Official SAT Practice. They have many different passages and questions that will help you learn how to focus better. Also, try looking at the questions before reading the passage so you know what to look for. A tip I have for answering the questions is to underline/circle the evidence that they provide in the question and answer that before answering the previous question.(41 votes)
- if I don't have time to finish is it better to leave the questions blank or answer/guess randomly?(19 votes)
- It is definitely better to guess randomly. The SAT doesn't penalize you for getting a question wrong any different than if you didn't answer the question at all. This means that the 25% chance of getting a question right from randomly guessing is loads higher than the 0% you would have if you left the question blank.
Make sure you bubble in everything, even if is just a completely random guess.(78 votes)
- How to know the right answer when we feel that two of them are correct .(13 votes)
- On the writing/grammar section, if there's two that are grammatically correct, pick the shortest one. In the reading section, either look for a restate or a simple conclusion. Because it's a standardized test everything will be right in the text, no reading between the lines(40 votes)
- what should I expect on the sat?(16 votes)
- Is it possible to get score higher than 1300 by practicing only on Khan Academy?(9 votes)
- What you’ll need to score a 1300 or above will depend on your pre-existing skills, your learning style, how much you practice, etc. I will say that there are definitely people who only practice on Khan and do score that high.(26 votes)
- Is it harder for people who did IGCSE; the British system instead of the normal American high school system.(12 votes)
- As a former IGCSE student, I can say with certainty that IGCSE was much harder for me than the normal American high school system.(14 votes)
- if I were to fail the SAT during highschool, can i still retake it the next year to get into college(4 votes)
- Well, it’s not really possible to fail the SAT. If you get a score you don’t like, or a score which is below your target for a school you want, you may retake the test. You can retake the test as many times as you want, in high school or even afterwards. Also, some schools are test-optional, meaning you wouldn’t need to submit any standardized test scores to get into them.(28 votes)
- when would be the ideal time to start sat preparation?(3 votes)
- It depends on how much time you have to put in it. You should definitely not start less than say a month and a half before your test, and it's probably just not worth it to start more than a year and a half away. Give yourself time to take and review as many practice tests as you can, and also shore up on content you might have forgotten. Most people take the SAT during the fall or spring of their 11th grade year, so if you study hard for it in the summer before it you'll be in a good spot and won't have to juggle hardcore SAT studying and school at the same time.(15 votes)
- I want to give sat exam on 26th august please suggest some reading section so that i can score well(1 vote)
- The reason why SAT reading is hard is that:
1) It's timed
2) They use advanced vocabulary
3) The actual content could be anything from classic novels to science papers.
I'd say begin with reading the classics: The Lord of the Rings, A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, etc. If you don't want something quite so difficult, perhaps choose The Hobbit, The Book Thief, or Tom Sawyer. Writing down words you don't know from those books and memorizing their definitions will help with vocabulary, and just getting used to more complex writing will be a benefit as well.
You can also get some flashcards for vocabulary words, physical or online like Quizlet/Kahoot/Memrise, and drill those until you feel comfortable with them.
Unless you are already a good scientist, the scientific reading will be more difficult, as we usually have less experience with that. Perhaps pull up some (simpler!) scientific papers online, or look through your old lab reports and just get familiar with the... long and complicated terminology ;)
Getting comfortable with both complex and scientific writing styles as well as drilling vocab should help you cut down on the time it takes to read the sections, so you can focus more on the actual questions.
Many people also suggest reading the questions before you read the content, so that you have a general idea of what you should be looking for.
Hope that helped, and good luck!(17 votes)