If you’re reading this, you’re probably scrambling around for last-minute tricks and tips for the 2016 SAT debuting this Saturday March 5. We get it, we were once teenagers just like you procrastinating instead of prepping for the 4-hour monster of a test. It’s probably the last thing you want to think about on top of college application essays, final exams, and Key club, but we’re here to make it easier for you.
There’s been a lot of misinformation spread about this test, from some saying it’s going to be a total breeze to others saying it’s a 100% copy of the ACT. While the new SAT format does share some similarities with the ACT (i.e. each subject is taken in one shot instead of divided sections), it’s definitely not a copycat and there’s nothing easy about it. We know; we wrote about how to pick a tutor for the new SAT and even developed some attack strategies after the College Board’s announcement.
Always remember that practice doesn’t make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect! Whether or not you procrastinated or actually made an SAT study plan doesn’t matter—anyone can use our guidelines below to conquer the test this Saturday!