10. Figure out what you need to score and why. If the Why is big enough, the how finds a way.
9. Find a teacher that will work hard to learn how you learn, and the best way to teach you.
8. Perfect Practice makes Perfect. It is not just enough to practice, but view each wrong answer as an opportunity to learn, and promise yourself you won’t make the same mistake again.
7. On the Math, simplify! If it seems hard, there is probably an easier more efficient way.
6. Take the SAT early and often! With proper preparation, your score will keep going up, and most colleges take the highest score.
5. Learn a variety of test taking tools, then experiment on practice tests to see what works best for you.
4. First focus on accuracy. Get the questions right, then focus on getting them right in the limited time you have.
3. Unless you are trying for a 1600, you don’t need to get every question right. If a question is taking too long, or looks like it will, skip it.
2. Take as many practice tests, under test conditions, as you possibly can.
1. Take a deep breath and relax. You can do this. We can help.