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Is one hour a day enough to study for the SAT 1?

Discussion in 'Exam HQ' started by iZodliquify, 08.02.10.

  1. iZodliquify

    iZodliquify

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    I have CB official sat book and all of kaplan sat book...how do i start?
  2. lanashif

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    It depends when you are going to take it. If I was weak on a certain part of the SAT, I would study for that part more which means I would begin with that section. If you are equal on all parts, then reviewing each part a little everyday should be fine. You could also study for math first, then when you finish that, you can go to vocab, or whatever. It really depends on you.
  3. VicodinMan

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    Just practice, practice and practice.

    Feel free to cannibalize a practice test by doing the math sections in it when you're doing math, verbal when you're doing verbal, etc. Also take a practice test every 2 weeks to see how you're doing.
  4. StupidNerd

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    Just start with practice test #1 and work your way to the last practice test. When you answer a question incorrectly, be sure to ask yourself "Why did I get this wrong?" and never make that mistake again. :) (learn from your mistakes!) You'll notice patterns for both writing and math. Study vocab for CR (I use direct hits) and try to look for a technique that you're comfortable with for reading passages.

    That got me from a 1515 => 1950~2000. Sadly, I'm still looking for a 2150+. :(
  5. Richardh

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    make sure to really simulate the test environment when you do the practice tests (as in doing the tests on the time that you have officially scheduled to take the real one, taking the same amount of breaks like on the real day, etc.) good luck :thumbup:
  6. TrustMeImmaDr

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    Take practice test 1 (College Board book is harder).
    Find out what your weaknesses are.
    Practice those areas of weakness (ex. practice algebra).
    Take another practice test.
    Repeat.

    I would also suggest checking collegeboard's site for scored essays to see what their expectations are. Stick with Kaplan, Princeton Review, and College Board review material. Some of the other companies' books are kinda sketchy (Barron's has the wrong answers, questions are really different from the real thing).

    Try using these workbooks while focusing on your weaknesses:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-SAT-Critical-Reading-Workbook/dp/1419552120/ref=pd_sim_b_5
    http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-SAT-Math-Workbook/dp/1419552139/ref=pd_sim_b_2
    http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-SAT-Writing-Workbook/dp/1419552147/ref=pd_sim_b_2
    Last edited: 12.06.10
  7. torshi

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    If you have a while till your test then that is fine, it also good to study more than an hour but just take breaks in between.

    Don't stress too much about it.

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