The SAT is a standardized test used by colleges to help them evaluate potential students. In three subject areas: Reading, Writing, and Math, it measures a student’s readiness for college courses. Colleges and universities use the SAT as part of their admissions process. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. Students can prepare for SAT exam by themselves or can take the help of SAT tutoring.

As the SAT covers elementary, middle, and high school curricula, students can also prepare for the SAT exam by themselves. Mostly it’s the review of each subject foundation and practice. The College Board publishes the “Official Study Guide” which has 8 actual practice tests. Students can take advantage of these practice tests and use them strategically to prepare for the test. They can also use online tools to grade the test and get a detailed diagnostic report to improve on each session. Here we will share how you can prepare for SAT exam by yourself.

  1. Buy the College Board The Official SAT Study Guide.
  2. Take the first full test without any preparation.
  3. Grade the test using some online services in “Socrato online line Grading”
  4. Get a detailed diagnostic report like Socrato SAT diagnostic Report
  5. Review each subject topic analysis, and question difficulty level analysis.
  6. Analyze all the heavy weightage topics
  7. Review all the areas of improvement topics as well as sub-topics.
  8. Review all the topic’s fundamentals.
  9. Practice the multiple-choice questions of each topic.
  10. Take one practice section
  11. Grade the practice section analysis of the wrong and right questions.
  12. Again, practice the topics of all the wrong questions.
  13. Continue this process till you reach to reasonable score for a section.
  14. Then practice another section.
  15. After a month to 6 weeks take a full SAT test again.
  16. Grade the test again.
  17. Compare the first test score with the second score.
  18. Analyze the report and pick the Subject, Topic for practice accordingly.
  19. Start the whole loop again and practice the sections till getting closer to your target score.
  20. After 4 – 6 weeks later again take the full test and see the performance.

If you are focused, disciplined, and practice good time management you can definitely self-study for SAT exam and achieve your targeted score.

You can also download the freely available ebook  “Strategies to Prepare SAT in an Effective Way”  from the Socrato website.

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