Tactics for the
SAT*: Secrets and
Strategies the Test Writers
Dont Want You to Know
Word Problems for
Numbers into Formulas
Just Isn't Enough
Questions & Answers
for the SAT
Toughest SAT Practice
Test We've Ever Seen
a top score on the SAT, students should follow a three-step plan of attack:
1. Learn the concepts that are on the test.
2. Learn the tips, traps and strategies of the test writers
3. Learn to work faster and smarter by taking timed practice tests
We address Steps 1 and 2 in our companion publication, Guerrilla
Tactics for the SAT: Secrets and Strategies the Test Writers Dont
Want You to Know (ISBN: 978-1-933819-30-3). From our experience,
no one should take the SAT without mastering these techniques, which can
make the difference between a great score and a mediocre one.
1,001 Questions and Answers for the SAT (ISBN 9781933819365) addresses
Step 3, which is to build your confidence, speed and test-taking strategies
by taking mock exams under actual testing conditions. From our experience,
working with sample questions isnt enough; you need to attack the
questions exactly as they are presented in the SAT. By design, we have
organized 1,001 SAT questions in the identical format you will see on
1. Critical Reading: The SAT presents 48 questions on Passage-Based
Reading and 19 Sentence Correction questions in three sections (67 total
questions in 70 minutes):
Two 25-minute sections; 24 questions
One 20-minute section; 19 questions
2. Writing: the SAT presents 25 Sentence Improvement Questions,
18 Sentence Error Identification questions, 6 Paragraph Improvement Questions
and one original essay in three sections (49 total questions and one essay
in 60 minutes).
One 25-minute section; 35 questions
One 10-minute section; 14 questions
One 25-minute section: essay
3. Quantitative: the SAT presents 44 Multiple Choice Problems and
Responses (Grid-Ins) in three sections (54 questions in 70 minutes)
One 25-minute section; 20 questions
One 25-minute section; 18 questions
One 20-minutes section; 16 questions
Lets be honest; the content of the SAT isnt particularly difficult.
With unlimited time, many students could attain a top score on the exam.
The biggest challenge is working at a fast enough pace to:
1. answer as many easy questions as possible
2. leave the hardest ones until the end
3. formulate an intelligent strategy for guessing
From our experience, there is no way to accomplish these goals without
working through hundreds of practice questions under actual testing conditions.
Ultimately, it isnt only a matter of timing; its developing
a plan to maximize your own strengths on each section of the exam.
And thats the aspect of test preparation that few experts
acknowledge; one size does NOT fit all. No two students have the same
strengths and weaknesses, which means that no two preparation plans will
be the same. Ultimately, its up to YOU to identify the areas in
which you need work, and to focus your time accordingly. The 1,001 questions
and answers in this publication are a great start.
Use the information in whatever way makes sense to YOU. If you want to
assess the level of difficulty of the math questions, use the Quantitative
sections as a general review of the math topics on the SAT. Check out
the typical vocabulary words that show up in the reading passages and
the sentence completion questions. Note the grammar and word choice errors
that are tested over and over again on the exam. Dont stop until
you have them down cold.
Then, before the day of the test, complete several sections under timed
conditions. Give yourself a few minutes at the end of each section; on
the actual SAT, you will need this time to transfer your answers to your
grid. Make sure that you can work hard enough, smart enough and fast enough
to earn the score you desire.
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