Sep 28, 2023 RISLA

Free tools to help you prepare for the SAT

Getting into college is something that weighs heavily on the minds of many high school students. The SAT test is one factor in getting into the college of your choice. Each college or university places the weight of the SAT differently, with the more prestigious schools looking closely at your SAT score. Preparing for the SAT can be stressful, but there are some things you can do to reduce the stress and get the best score possible for you.

There are many free resources and tools that will help you prepare for the SAT.
Khan Academy -- Is a non-profit organization offering official SAT Practice. Khan Academy SAT prep is known to be effective, personalized to the student, and 100% free. 

Number2 -- This site allows you completely free access to study tools and practice SAT tests. The site offers stats to show how much you've studied, how your scores have improved, and more.

ProProfs -- This website claims to be the most comprehensive site to help you prepare for the SAT. The site offers all of the SAT prep study guides and tests.

College Board -- Many free tests and study materials for you to prepare. This site takes into account how you've answered and offers pinpointed techniques for you to follow to improve. The site also gives you details on how the tests work, such as answering the question of "Can a calculator be used?"

Library -- Visit your local library to check out SAT prep books. You can check out these books free of charge and use them to study and prepare.

High School -- Your high school should have a list of tutoring or classes available for you. Speak to your counselor about the options available to you. Depending on your area, you may have to pay a small fee for some tutoring. If you live in Rhode Island, your high school may offer a free class provided by the College Planning Center.

The SAT is usually taken during a student's Junior or Senior year of high school. The SAT is offered several times a year and all over the United States. Depending on where you live, you may be required to travel to another location to take the SAT. Visit College Board and select your state to see a list of available testing dates and times. You can register and pay online for the test of your choice. The average score is for 2019 was 1050 combined, according to the College Board.

Take the time to study and review the free assistance available to you to make the best of your SAT experience.
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Published by RISLA September 28, 2023