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How to Study for the SAT Test [Video]

Last updated March 1, 2021

The SAT is a challenging test, but if you give yourself enough time to study and take advantage of the free resources, you'll do great!

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1. Check with your teacher for study material. They might have handouts or other material that previous students have found helpful.

2. Visit your bookstore or local library for a study guide. These books have sample questions/practice tests and provide hints on how to think about questions

3. Visit College Board's College Readiness for a practice test and sample questions.

4. Practice at Khan Academy. Khan Academy will personalize a study plan for you.

5. Designate time to study and have your friends and family test you.

6. Take practice tests and time yourself. Here's a breakdown of the different sections:

  • Reading – 60 mins for 47 multiple choice,
  • Writing – 35 mins for 44 multiple choice,
  • Math no calculator – 25 mins with 17 multiple choice and grid-ins (or open-ended),
  • Math – 45 mins with 31 multiple choice and grid-ins.

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