When should I start prepping for the SAT®? How much can I increase my score in 2 months? If you have questions like these, you’ve come to the right place. Below, I’ll tackle how to plan your personal self-study game plan for the SAT®. Many students who are self-prepping for the SAT® often ask when to start. If possible, I recommend beginning the summer before junior year. However, even if you’re past that time frame, it’s still not too late! However much time you have, you can craft your own effective self-study game plan following these guidelines:
Take a PSAT or Practice Test
Make a Goal
If you’re a foreign speaker or scoring below 450 points per section, it might take a bit longer to see gains. For nonnative speakers, confronting the language challenges might make the SAT® even harder. But don’t lose heart! If you do have some trouble on memorizing vocabulary, I have a helpful video called Mnemonics: The BEST Way to Learn Vocabulary, that might be particularly helpful for the SAT® Critical Reading or Writing segments.