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08/04/2015
Applying for college is a monumental step in anyone’s life, but it’s also quite long and usually stressful. One of the most important aspects of the application process are entrance exams like the SAT. Almost every university will ask for SAT or ACT scores before considering your application. We provided some advice about SAT in our previous post, and now, The Tutoring Center in Oviedo wants to remind and encourage you with more advice to help you ace this exam. 

Take Practice Tests 

We mentioned this in our previous post, but it is hugely significant as a preparation tool. The questions on the test will change every year, but the general information will not. You can find countless practice tests online or take a practice exam at a local private learning center. When you take your practice tests, be sure to time each section carefully so you know where you need to improve. It is suggested that you take at least one practice exam in a real test environment before the actual testing day. 

Know the Format 

Although the SAT changes from year to year, the format does not. The SAT is not necessarily developed or used to test the level of your intelligence, but rather your ability to perform well on that specific exam. Luckily for you, this means you can practice until you are ready. The current SAT takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to finish. Possible scores on the SAT range from 600 to 2400, combining test results from three 800-point sections: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing; different sections are worth different points so it is helpful to know your strong points. Also, wrong answers on the test are penalized whereas blank answers are neutral. This means that sometimes it’s best not to guess. 

Rest-Up Ahead of 

Time All of the preparation in the world could be wasted if your entire body is not functioning at 100%. The SAT is usually given at a local high school early on a Saturday morning. Get yourself into a good sleep routine starting at the beginning of the week. Also, be sure to eat healthy foods to promote good brain function come Saturday morning. On the morning of the test, be sure to eat a protein rich, high energy diet to fuel you through the grueling test; you don’t want to crash halfway through! 

Use all the resources you can from now until test day. The internet is incredibly helpful as are school programs. If you would like information on one-to-one instruction and SAT Prep in Oviedo contact us today at (407)-545-4725.

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