Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing a baseline SAT score and setting your goals, part of SAT Prep: Getting Started.
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- In this movie, I'll explain the importance…of knowing where you're starting in your SAT prep,…as well as how crucial it is to have a specific goal…for your SAT score.…Knowing both of these scores will make your preparation…a lot more efficient.…So a baseline score can only be obtained…if you take an official SAT Practice Test,…or a real SAT test.…You can find one for free on the College Board website,…which is just sat.collegeboard.org.…
Third party authored SAT tests however,…will not give you an accurate score,…and this is because they're not written by the SAT.…Unfortunately, it's somewhat hard to duplicate…the nuances of real SAT questions,…so whenever you really want to see where you are,…make sure you're taking an official SAT Practice Test.…So, once you have the test, print it,…and take it under timed conditions,…it'll tell you how long each section is in the directions,…and then score it with the directions…that come with the test.…
You'll have to estimate your essay score though,…or you might get a teacher familiar with the SAT…
- Understanding the structure and scoring of the SAT
- Preparing a study strategy
- Note-taking and pacing
- Reviewing the SAT essay
- Answering grammar questions
- Learning SAT math techniques
- Improving reading comprehension
- Understanding passage-based reading questions
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Welcome to the SAT
Understanding SAT scoring1m 45s
2. Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies
3. The SAT Essay
An overview of the SAT essay1m 19s
4. SAT Grammar
5. SAT Math
6. SAT Critical Reading
Next steps2m 6s
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