The SAT

During Your junior year, you have probably thought about taking the SAT. The stereotype is that this grade (out of 2400 points) means everything once you’re applying to college. Which is incontestably false.

 

The SAT determines your skills and ability to do well in college almost like the ACT. Click here and here to find the differences in both tests. Many colleges look at this combined with other criteria such as extracurricular activities, GPA, and college essays. With this they decide your acceptance. However, some colleges on the other hand, don’t require you to send your scores.

 

Of course this test is important, but it’s not life threatening. However I do believe that it takes planning. There are plenty of resources out there to help guide you. The SAT is given four times a year. Go to collegeboard.com to check dates and to know when to register.

 

To start preparing, you might want to take the PSAT. This tests you in everything except the writing portion of the test; your scores get sent to you by mail along with your test booklet.  Taking the PSAT will help show you where you can use improvement. I also recommend getting SAT prep and course books for you to study from.

 

Take a look at the most FAQ  about the test. Smithtown High School West and East have partnered with SCOPE to provide students with prep courses in order to prepare for the SAT. You can find out more about the from your school counselor.

 

 

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