About the SAT LINK
What is the SAT?
The SAT is a globally recognized exam almost all colleges use in college admission. It tests what you know in reading, writing, and math and how well you apply that knowledge.
When should I take the SAT?
The SAT is given several times a year. Most students take the exam twice, the first time in the spring of their Junior year and the second time in the fall of their Senior year.
Are SAT scores the only way colleges determine admission?
No. Colleges look at your GPA, the high school courses you took, extra- curricula activities such as clubs and sports, volunteer work & service projects in your community or church, and work history. Colleges want to see that you have challenged yourself and can handle many activities with success. Colleges also take into consideration the recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, as well as your written college essay.
Can I prepare for SAT exams?
Yes. It is recommended that you prepare for SAT. The College Board offers advice on their official webpage. You can create a study plan, find some sample questions, and order test prep books there. You may also form your own study groups, and seek professional tutoring for specific parts of the test. S.O.A.R. Tutoring and Advocacy offers affordable and comprehensive SAT tutoring services.
- First, you can determine which skills are your strengths and which you need to work on more using this SAT Skills Insight LINK
- S.O.A.R. Tutoring and Advocacy will focus on improving your weakest skills while strengthening your overall confidence and speed through our comprehensive SAT preparation program.
- Practice, practice, practice. You will be encouraged to practice between tutoring sessions as each session builds upon the last.
- Take the free practice SAT from this LINK
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Changes to the 2016 SAT LINK