Where People Go Wrong While Preparing for the SAT

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Where People Go Wrong While Preparing for the SAT

Where People Go Wrong while Preparing for the SAT

The Student Aptitude Test, commonly called the SAT, is a must when applying to most U.S. universities today. Students must plan carefully since it is usually a great part of a candidate’s application and plays a major role in the admission decision. They must plan out a proper schedule with rigorous training. But that’s not all. One can always learn from others’ mistakes.

Here are some of the most common blunders committed by most SAT candidates:

1) Most people tend to keep procrastinating and delaying preparation for the SAT till their crucial final year at school. At this point, most candidates are already overworked with preparing for final exams, managing university applications, and taking the SAT, which adds to their problems. Many candidates end up underperforming somewhere or the other. So, the best thing to do is to start preparing for the SAT well in advance and not burden yourself with all the work simultaneously!

2) Most well-prepared candidates tend to know their strengths and weaknesses on the SAT. For some, it’s the vocabulary; for others, it’s angles and line segments. Once individuals identify these areas, they devote all their study time to improving the areas where they struggle most. This urge must be resisted. If you give your trouble spots all the attention, you will lose out on doing extremely well on your strong sections.

3) Cramming for the SAT is the worst thing anyone could do. We tried it for some exams, and it worked. However, cramming is not the right answer to the SAT. The SATs your knowledge of strategies and techniques, not pure information. Memorizing 10,000 vocabulary words the night before is a good idea. It’s impossible.

4) Diligently complete all the sentence corrections in a specific section, then review your answers, all while paying close attention to any directions and each response explanation. You’re ready. Right? Wrong. Scoring a strong SAT mark requires accurate work in a very limited time. Individuals who never practice in a structured setting fail to prepare themselves for one of the most important SAT skills – time management.

The key to doing well on the SAT, or any other exam, is not just studying and preparing well and putting in all your efforts. It is also about doing these things right and planning intelligently. So sit back, map out your plan cautiously, and prepare what the textbooks can teach you and what you can learn from practicing yourself.


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