There is no doubt that when facing a big test like the SAT that you are going to feel a bit of anxiety. While a little is natural, a lot can be detrimental to your score. The good news is that if you get a score you are not happy with, you can retake the test. At the same time, you would much rather get a good score the first time around so you don’t have to sit through it again.
There are some math problems on the SAT that seem impossible. The good news is that they just seem that way. As you move through the math section, the problems become more complex. By the time you reach the end, you are facing the toughest questions. Many students are unable to tackle these questions because they have run out of time by the time they get there. Fortunately, you don’t lose points when a question isn’t answered. However, answering it correctly is going to gain points and you want as many points as possible.
Before diving into the math section, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. The first is that the traditional high school math formula is not going to help you. The second is that you have to engage in outside-of-the-box thinking and be a problem solver. The third is that you have to find a convenient method or hidden pattern in order to simplify a problem.
When preparing for the SAT, you are most likely inundated with tips and tricks that guarantee you a better score. While the tips and tricks have worked for some, they may not work for everyone. However, they are considered tips for a reason. That is why there are some that seem rather bizarre, yet they are considered very smart when evaluated.
You should care about the SAT College Board, because they are responsible for writing and distributing the Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT. As you know, a good score on this test is required if you want to get into a good college. So, in an effort to begin the preparation process, we’ve put together some information on the College Board, how they got their start, and why you should care about them.