Let’s face it – the SAT is not the easiest test out there – and it is very important to get a perfect score on it. Generally, a good score on the SAT is anything over 1500 (according to the new rules), but we at C2 want our kids to get a higher SAT Score, even if not perfect.
Getting the perfect SAT score means that you need to do the following:
- In Reading, you can only miss 1 or 2 questions
- In Math, you cannot miss a question
- In Writing, you can miss 1 question at most
Even if you think such score is hard to get, you will be surprised to see that it is actually possible once you get the tips and tricks right. Below, C2 Education has put together our top 4 best SAT prep tips on how to get a higher SAT score.
TIP 1: Carefully Go Over The ‘NO CHANGE’ Answers (Writing)
Most of the questions on SAT will give you the option to choose ‘NO CHANGE’ as an answer. However, this is a trap which can be a dangerous choice if you are shaky on the grammar rules. So, the best tip is to go over each of these questions carefully and reread the other possibilities to yourself.
TIP 2: Write an Intro With A Clear Thesis And Conclusion (Writing)
The essay is another vital part of the SAT test. The first thing they want to see from you here is how you write the introduction of the essay and how you conclude the things in the end. From spelling out the thesis to the overall structure of your essay, make sure to gradually announce the topic and focus on the first and last paragraphs.
TIP 3: Make Most Of Passages And Use The Process Of Elimination (Reading)
Passages are important in the Reading part of the SAT test. If you struggle with pressure or don’t have much time to read things entirely, make sure to skim passages and read the introduction and conclusion of the passage and the first and last sentences of every paragraph. You can even read the questions first and then read the passages so that you get a general idea of what’s needed from you. As soon as you do that, a great tactic is to use the process of elimination and know that the only correct answers are the ones that are supported by direct evidence in the passage.
TIP 4: Plug In answer Choices (Math)
In Math, it is important to underline what you need and plug in the answer choice in order to see if its fits. You can also use this method to solve the problems. The good part is that the correct answer is always in front of you.
In the end, getting a perfect score on the SAT test means skipping tough questions, double-checking things and not panicking from the start.
So, it’s time to take a deep breath and be the best version of yourself – don’t you think!