You don’t have to be the smartest to make a great score
The SAT doesn’t really measure intelligence, it measures how well you know a “type” of question and it can easily be studied for. If you study the right materials you can make a very good score or hopefully even a perfect score!
Don’t be upset if you make an “average score” the first time you take the SAT
Practice definitely makes perfect!
My Sophomore year I made a mediocre score of 1470 (out of 2400) the first time I took the test. I took the test again after I studied about 2 to 3 weeks later and I increased my score by 520 points, so I was like hmm… maybe I can do this, just maybe I can make that perfect score that everyone raves about. So I decided I was going to do that and nobody was going to stop me. I had that mentality and I studied again, but this time it was for 10 months straight. And a couple of weeks later I got my results, a perfect score. Then on my first try on the new SAT I somehow miraculously made another perfect score, but the new test is only out of 1600. I personally think the new test is easier but that is just my opinion. I encourage you to take the test at least 2 times, or even multiple times. Don’t settle for a good score, settle for your BEST score.
Please note: I am a humble person and I am not trying to boast in my accomplishments. I am just trying to help all of you get the highest SAT score possible. I want the best out of everyone and that is why I am writing this article. 🙂
What do you need to do to get a perfect 1600 SAT score?
The most important thing you need is a mindset to succeed. You have to REALLY want it to do the best. This means managing your time around studying instead of studying around “your time”, make it a priority to study. Motivate yourself.
You also need to have a hard work ethic because it is a lot of hard work, but you will be rewarded in the end. If it was easy everyone would do it. If it was easy everyone would make perfect scores.
And the last thing you need to do is study efficiently. Don’t waste time doing types of problems that you already know how to do. Work on types of problems that you struggle with or the one that you may not be 100% confident with. Make sure you know the content before you move on to the next part.
What do you need to study to get a Perfect Score?
The best practice material comes directly from the Official College Board website. (link below)
When I was studying, I took every full-length SAT practice test I could find on the internet and I also had an SAT book that I will list below. Don’t cheat and look up the answer as you are taking a practice test, as this will do nothing for you. Instead after you finish look over the questions and try to find out why you missed a certain question.
Very helpful SAT testing books you can buy that have full-length SAT practice test in them:
Official SAT Study Guide (2016) – CLICK HERE
Princeton Review SAT Study Guide (2016) – CLICK HERE
A helpful tip: Eat a good healthy dinner the night before and a good breakfast the morning of so you can “fuel” your brain for the test.
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