Preparing for the SAT is not an easy thing and not many people are sure about the preparation techniques and tips. However, there are a number of methods which you can adopt in order to lessen the burden of SAT preparation.
The cheapest way to study for your SAT is to buy a study guide from a bookstore or you can even purchase one over the net.The study guide that is brought out by the College Board is said to be the best. They prepare the test, so understandably their practice tests are considered to the ultimate.You can even form a study group. This is also an inexpensive method for preparing for the SAT.
Invite a few of your friends and work out the Reading Section together. But everyone must have the same study guide. Learning in a study group is real fun too. If you can shell out some money, then I suggest that you hire a tutor too. A tutor who is specialized in SAT can help you out with problem solving and testing strategies. They usually charge $25 minimum per session and the investment usually pays off. Having a tutor in hand also helps incase you or your study group is faced with a difficult problem and you are unable to solve it.
Some students opt for the SAT prep course but this not for those who are looking for inexpensive methods to study. When you are fully prepared for the test, then you can enroll for a SAT prep course. A prep course usually refers to a series of tests spread over several weeks in actual exam conditions.
Once you start receiving the scores of this test, you will know where exactly you stand when compared to your peers. The cost of a prep course starts from $750. So this is really an expensive proposition; unless you are fully prepared, don’t enroll for these prep courses.
All or any of these methods are useful for SAT preparation. But whether these will work for you depends on your discipline and determination. If you get easily distracted or if you tend to lose our concentration often, then, study group is not right for you. So you need to find out for yourself which method is right for you.