Tired of getting a sub 2000 score on your SAT? Want to raise your SAT subscores by over 100 points without even trying? I have a foolproof 11 step strategy to instantaneously boost your scores over the edge and get you into the college of your dreams!
Oh wait, just kidding! I hate to break it to you, but many foolish parents and their children are drawn into the trap of thinking that there is a way to beat the SAT test with minimal effort. However, this is simply not the case. I know it’s sad, but it’s the truth. Now wipe up those tears and listen carefully. There are NO shortcuts. There are only tips and tricks to help you get a little edge on that SATanic and mentally destructive test (see what I did there).
Just because there is currently no magical elixir, to my knowledge, that one can drink to instantly ace the SAT test doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. For life isn’t about taking the easy way out…and the SAT is a part of your life, whether you like it or not. So step up and face the challenge. Only those who do will survive.
Sure, there are those who get up 30 minutes before the test, yawn the entire time, and get a 2370. I know the type. These elite few are divided into two categories: those who possess an extraordinary innate intelligence and those who have simply studied their asses off since elementary school, unknowingly preparing themselves magnificently for the SAT. However, this is not the case for most. For the majority of people, hard work and dedication is the only route to success.
Training towards Success
Now for the part that you’ve all been waiting for: How do I actually train my mind for the challenges that will face me?
The answer may come as a bit of a shock to you, but here it is. To raise your SAT score, you must……………(drum roll please)…………Practice! It’s that simple! If you’re really determined to increase your score, get the Official SAT Study Guide or something similar, read what it has to say, and take the practice tests until your brain is numb. Then, make sure you go over the questions you missed and make good and sure that you know why you missed them. The more practice problems you do, the better attuned to the nuances of the test you will become. You will start to recognize the different types of problems and know what to do when you get to them. For math, I’d say it’s also a pretty good idea to review the concepts covered on the test until you are mumbling formulas in your sleep. The better you know these concepts, the better you will do on the test. Sparknotes actually has a great section for refreshing those pesky math brain cells which so often die on us.
It’s not brain surgery people, but the fact is that many students simply choose to accept defeat rather than battle it out. Please do yourself a favor and put in the work. You’ll thank me later.