If you are planning to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or similar standardized test this fall, you may think you have plenty of time to prepare. And you may be right--there is plenty of time. But using all your extra free time during the summer can really help you improve your score.
Without the pressure of school work and after-school activities you can create a more leisurely schedule to tackle the practice tests over the summer months.
Start your plan of action by setting up a student account and schedule at our special ePrep site. This site offers video tutorials, a vocabulary builder, practice tests and e-mail reminders to keep you on track of your test preparation. Download and print these instructions to see how you can get started.
- Check our catalog for test preparation titles if you prefer to use a print book.
- Use our special test prep ebook site for online versions of these books.
What else can you do?
- Sign up for the official SAT question of the day.
- Read challenging books. This will help you with reading comprehension. For ideas on what to read, try lists such as The College Board: 101 Great Books or the Modern Library: 100 Best Novels.
- Read articles from news sites such as the New York Times, New Yorker and Los Angeles Times. These news organizations use lots of difficult vocabulary words in their articles and learning words in context is the best to reinforce your memorization of definitions.
The SAT, ACT, PLAN, PSAT and SSAT tests are tools to assess the readiness of students for college or independent schools. They are administered throughout the year and have become a de facto requirement for admission to many, if not most, American universities, colleges and private schools.