What is this site all about and why is it better than others?
(even better than the official CollegeBoard website)?
Many colleges and universities in the USA consider standardized tests as a part of their admissions process. While the SAT may not be a "logic" test or an "I.Q." test, it certainly can affect which schools you get accepted to.
The CollegeBoard (on the back cover of their study guide) says that it is a "myth" that tips and shortcuts can help you. They also claim that as long as you took "rigorous, challenging courses" in High School, you'll be "ready for the test." Those aren't exactly lies. They just aren't the whole truth either!
Let's face it, you can try to have already gone to the "right" High School. And, you can, try to have already taken all those "rigorous, challenging courses", but even if you did....
- What if your teachers didn't cover the material the way that teachers at other schools did?
- What if your school's cirriculum didn't emphasize certain areas the way that "the College Board" thinks they should have?
- What if you were home-schooled and weren't exposed to as many different instructors and their viewpoints?
- Everybody has different strengths/weaknesses. What areas do you MOST need to focus on?
- The SAT is "weighted" so if many of your fellow test-takers know how to get one or two extra "raw" points, it will impact YOUR score!
You can't go back in time, but there are still things you can do!
Most test takers can improve their score with the right knowledge and preparation!
We're NOT talking about cheating or smearing chapstick on the test form. That's not ethical (and doesn't work). But there are definitely strategies that could add points to your score and reduce your stress-level. Here are some steps that you can take to help you, personally prepare:
- Get a good study guide and READ IT
- Take at least one practice test.
- Use our automated system to score your test and suggest areas for improvement.
The SAT is a complex test and was designed to be scored by a computer. Trying to score it by hand is more than a waste of time, it doesn't help you identify specific strengths and weaknesses. It doesn't guide you to similar questions that can help you improve your understanding.
Try it now! Score a test, for FREE
Select one of the official tests and enter your scores. It's fast and easy! (A LOT easier than filling-in the circles on those 'computer forms'!) You do NOT need to type-in your essay, we'll only be scoring your Multiple-Choice and Grid-in answers. However, if you have an idea of what your essay score might be, you CAN enter it and we'll use it in estimating your score.