Sites for Practice:
- Khan Academy's SAT Practice Practice questions and how-to videos. Set up an account and link it with your College Board PSAT scores.
- Khan Academy's SAT Practice Tests - 8 online tests to choose from.
- College Board's SAT Practice Tests Downloadable pdf's, including essay sections and answers with explanations
- Learning Express College Preparation Center: SAT and PSAT practice sites (Provided by Michigan eLibrary. Free use and registration.) Download instructions here.
Tips for Answering Questions:
During the Test: Your Timing
- Work briskly, but not carelessly. Work quickly enough to attack all the questions you can, but not so quickly that you make careless errors.
- Check the clock occasionally to make sure you’re on pace, but don't look at it too much.
- Have a plan for what you will do when the proctor announces there is 5 minutes remaining – what if you still have 10 problems left? Don’t leave any unanswered, even if you have to guess.
- Shut out everyone else around you during the test. Don’t speed up just because the person next to you is racing through the test. They may rushing through it because they're nervous.
- If you notice yourself getting tense, try to relax:
- Focus on the rhythm of your breathing. Inhale slowly and deeply, hold your breath for a count of two, then exhale slowly.
- Clench your muscles tightly, hold for a few seconds, then slowly let them go limp.
- Combine both: inhale slowly and deeply while clenching muscles, hold your breath for a count of two, then exhale slowly while relaxing your muscles.