Preparing for the SAT can be difficult…and expensive. Many serious college-bound students pay hundreds of dollars for SAT study guides and classes. This does not need to be, however. Today, I present six free resources that you can use to study for the SAT!
- Official SAT Practice Test – College Board, the company that provides the SAT, offers a free SAT practice test. This test is exactly the same format as the real test. Everyone who takes the real SAT should definitely take this free practice test.
- Official SAT Question of the Day – This service is also offered by College Board. Every day, a new practice question is given on their website. To use this program best, you should subscribe to their service by email. That way, even if you miss a day, the missed question will be waiting in your inbox, so you can still get the practice.
- Official SAT Practice Questions – In addition to the practice test and daily questions, College Board offers a set of practice questions. These questions are split into three categories: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. The three categories include a total of more than 150 questions.
- Kaplan Free SAT Quiz Bank – Kaplan provides an excellent database of practice SAT question…for free! This database includes more than 1,700 questions. In addition, with a click of the mouse, it will use those questions to create a timed SAT practice test or quiz. You can choose the number and type of questions.
- Kaplan’s Facebook SAT Challenge – Kaplan has used their SAT quiz bank (see #5) to create a Facebook application. Using this app, you can answer free SAT questions and even challenge your Facebook friends to SAT competitions. As far as I can tell, the questions here are the same as those in Kaplan’s main quiz bank.
- Past SAT Essay Prompts – What is the best way to practice the SAT essay? Use past essay prompts! College Board provides three practice essay prompts – all of which have been used on past tests! The practice essay prompts are updated periodically.
Have you used any of these methods? Did you find them useful?
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