Have you found yourself with only one week to study for the SAT? In this blog, we’ll give you advice on how to prepare the week before the SAT so you’re ready for test day.
Take a Practice Test
The first tip on what to study is to take a practice test! Set aside time one morning to sit down and take a full SAT practice test in near-test conditions. Check out our mock proctor video to help give you the complete test-taking experience. Print out the test, use a bubble sheet, wear a mask, charge your calculator, try to mimic real-life test conditions as close as possible.
After you’ve completed your test, it’s time to go over it. Don’t do this in the middle of taking the test! Wait until after you’ve completed the entire SAT. If you have our online course you can do this by going over our videos which go over every questions answer for each SAT practice test. Then you can make a list of everything you got wrong.
Now it’s time to review anything that was triggered by your test. In other words, target the kinds of questions that you missed. Figure out how you can work on any last-minute topics to polish your score up. For math questions, you can use resources like Khan Academy. However, we recommend books by independent tutors (like Erica Meltzer’s The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and The Critical Reader, or College Panda’s SAT Writing), or our online course for other sections.
Review Past Materials
Next, you’re going to want to soak in strategies. You may already be in a prep class or using our online course. This week you need to meditate on all those strategies you’ve learned and found most helpful. In addition to this, you should review and memorize all the math formulas for the test. Check out our SAT math cheat sheet to double-check all the formulas you need to know (plus other free resources) by subscribing to our mailing list below!