If you’re taking a standardized test soon, whether it’s the SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT or one of the other tests, there are some strategies that can help you conquer any one of them. Find out how to make the most of your prep time by following our advice.

Study the structure and directions for the test ahead of time

  • Use your test preparation time to become familiar with the test.
  • You can save yourself a few seconds on each part of the test by doing this.
  • Practice tests like those for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT and many more are available.

Mark your answer sheet wisely

  • Blacken ovals completely; erase answers completely.
  • If you skip a question, put a check next to it in your answer booklet — NOT your answer sheet.

Use your test booklet for rough paper

  • You can mark all over your test booklet if you need.
  • Be sure to use scratch paper during your test prep as well.

Bound yourself

  • As part of your test preparation, set up a pacing schedule so you’ll know how much time to spend on each question.
  • Write out the schedule in your test booklet if you need to.

An essay, it’s quality, not quantity

  • Stay Objective.
  • Start Strong, Shape Strong, Conclusion Strong.

To score high students can use Socrato to practice online and get insights beyond scores. Socrato’s Companion Series helps you get the most from your Official Study Guide.