You’ve taken the PSAT, waited for the results, and now you’ve finally received your score. Hopefully you’ve actually looked at your results. First, look at your score. Don’t be scared, you probably did more than okay. Well, now what do you do?
Now, you need to analyze your score. Determine what your weaknesses were and what your strengths were. Take the area of your weakness into consideration. Your score should show what types of questions you got wrong on the test. Now you should know what you need to work and improve on. This should help you to prepare for the actual SAT. You should still review all areas that are on the SAT: critical reading, math, and writing skills.
You shouldn’t have to study hard core for the SAT. If you pay attention in your math and English classes and review SAT material little by little, you should do well on the test. Maybe you can do an SAT question a day. Make sure you are familiar with the types of questions on the SAT so that you will not have any big surprises when you actually take the real SAT.
Not only should you pay attention to your studies to do well on the SAT, you should also take care of your physical body. You should actively eat well, sleep well, and exercise regularly. If you study while you are physically tired, you probably will not soak in any material. You need to make sure you have a sufficient amount of energy when you study and when you actually take the test.
Following these suggestions will not necessarily guarantee you an amazing SAT score. It all depends on you. Find your own study routines. Whether it be getting a tutor, taking a class, or just using a guidebook. Find what works for you. Just do not slack off or only start preparing a few days before the test.