How to Improve Your SAT Score

Whether you’ve taken the SAT before or you’re just taking it for the first time, knowing how to improve your overall score is key to achieving your desired results. With a little planning and preparation on your end, and the benefit of a structured and proven learning methodology, your success is at hand. To get these kind of results, all it takes is the right program dedicated to achieving that end in as little as six weeks. At Benthall Test Prep, we give you the tools that you need to master the SAT and build the confidence to succeed, as well as the strategies to blast your scores through the roof.

Choose the SAT Training Course that Fits Your Lifestyle

It’s true that there is no one learning style that fits everyone when it comes to preparing to take the SAT. For some people, the freedom to learn at their own pace through online coursework is the key to success. For others, a live in-person course will give them the tools and guidance that they need to retain what they learn. At Benthall Test Prep, we offer live in-person six-week SAT seminars that meet on Sunday evenings and are designed to have you ready and confident of your success prior to taking the SAT. Our online video courses also run six weeks and offer over 50 hours of video that break down the test one piece at a time. Throughout each of these programs, you will have the benefit of the knowledge and experience of Dr. Al Benthall to help you along. When it comes to your success, you are not alone in this endeavor thanks to Benthall Test Prep and the ability to choose the SAT prep program that fits your lifestyle.

Test Prep That Make Sense

Sometimes when you choose to study for the SAT on your own, it’s easy to feel lost and wonder which direction that you should be following. At Benthall Test Prep, we break down the test with real world examples that are broken down in a manner that makes sense and gives you the best possible study tools to get the kind of results you desire. Whether you’re talking about learning test-taking strategies for reading comprehension, writing/language, math, or other key elements, we can help. If you find yourself spinning in circles and looking for some direction when it comes to taking your upcoming SAT, look no further than the experienced team at Benthall Test Prep and let us guide you to achieve the kind of score you’ve been dreaming of on the SAT.

Small But Manageable Modules

Having a strong and clear direction is crucial to SAT preparation. However, it’s equally as important to present the material in a manner that’s not overwhelming. When it comes to ease of information digestion, the format of each course offered by Benthall Test Prep is designed to give you the time to digest what you learn, provide opportunities for repetition, and apply knowledge and strategies. With lessons broken down into small, manageable video modules, getting the kind of results that you want on your SAT has never been easier than with Benthall Test Prep.

Practice Tests Get You Ready For The Big Day

For many people, the ability to test well is just as important as understanding the knowledge and content being tested. If you are not one of those fortunate individuals gifted with the ability to test well, one of the best ways to prepare is to get used to the time constraints you will be subjected to during the SAT by taking plenty of practice tests beforehand. When using the materials provided by Benthall Test Prep, you will have instant access to many different practice tests focusing on all areas of the SAT. In these tests, you will find everything ranging from reading, writing/language, math, the essay, and more. Over time, you’ll become accustomed to what’s expected and how best to approach each problem. Throughout the duration of this course, whether online or in person, you’ll also become more comfortable and more confident regarding what to expect on your big test day.

Do A Little Legwork On Your Own

When all is said and done, the most powerful way to ensure your success on the SAT is to take ownership of your preparation process. For many people, this ownership means developing a dedicated study schedule that allows you to block out adequate time to cover the information presented in a module. Taking ownership for improving your SAT score setting a clear target score. This goal-setting is important for everyone, both those who have never taken the test before and those looking to improve their previous scores. A goal can be based on everything from college admittance standards to more intrinsic motivators such as the pride that comes with hitting a target. Your goal can be a single number, but it’s probably more realistic to base your goal on a range, rather than just a singular number, thus giving you a greater chance of success in achieving your goal.

Don’t Be Afraid To Take The Test Again

If you go into the test believing that you only have one chance to score well on the SAT, you are mistaken. If your first score doesn’t meet your goals, scheduling another one and improving your score simply the next good step. However, you should allot yourself adequate time to get the help you need and learn from your previous mistakes before attempting to take the test again. Incorporate the steps above and measure your progress by taking practice tests to give you an accurate and specific means to assess your progress. Once you’re ready to take the test again, simply schedule it and prep for the day as you did for the previous test.

Identify and Improve On Previous Mistakes

If you’re taking the SAT again, one of the most important things you can do is identify common mistakes you made on previous attempts. This goal can be achieved by thoroughly analyzing your test results and identifying common themes when it comes to incorrect answers. The areas where people tend to make the most mistakes are 1) Not reading the question and answers properly before answering. 2) Errors in time management that result in not answering all questions on the test during the allotted time. 3) Lack of knowledge or understanding to provide an educated answer to a question.

Know and Use Your Strengths

Everyone has different strengths that they can use when studying for and taking the SAT. Whether your strength is on a particular subject area of the test, time management, or some other element, it’s important to make use of your strength in the best way possible. For some people, that may mean focusing on studying their “challenge areas” to turn that weakness into a strength. For others, playing to their strength may mean managing their time well on the test to answer familiar questions first, thereby racking up easy points, and tackling challenging areas last. If you are able to identify strengths and make use of them, as well as turn potential weaknesses into strengths, you are well on your way to improving your SAT score.

Eating Right On Test Day

One of the easiest and best ways to prep for any test or lesson is by feeding your brain and your body on the day of the test. While many people opt for something quick and easy to fill their stomachs, often that can leave you feeling sluggish and reduce your reaction time to questions. Opt for more nutritious foods such as fruits and whole grains that give you the energy to concentrate for longer periods of time and provide you with both complex carbohydrates that will fuel your mind and body throughout the duration of your test. Be aware that consuming diuretics, such as coffee and energy drinks, may have a negative effect and result in an increased need for going to the bathroom, which may prove a distraction during the test.

Be Confident

Being confident is important when it comes to testing well on the SAT. This confidence is just as important the first time you take the test as it is on subsequent tests where you are seeking to improve your initial score. Remember, if you are still having a hard time studying on your own, the SAT professionals at Benthall Test Prep are here to help and give you the confidence and tools to succeed both in person and online. Give us a call or send us a message to learn more about our course offerings and all the ways we can help you improve your SAT score.

Be Confident

Being confident is important when it comes to testing well on the SAT. This is just as important the first time as it is subsequent times to improve your overall score. Remember, if you are still having a hard time studying on your own, the SAT professionals at Benthall Test Prep are here to help and give you the confidence and tools to succeed both in person and online. Give us a call or send us a message to learn more about our course offerings and all the ways that we can help you improve your SAT score.