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Ch 2: SAT Test Prep: General Info

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This chapter contains a collection of articles that will help you learn about, prepare and register for the SAT exam. Find test dates, locations and practice questions, and learn what to expect on the exam.

SAT Test Prep - Summary of Articles and Topics

Getting ready for the SAT has never been easier than with this handy collection of articles on key SAT prep info. You'll learn about registration deadlines, what a typical SAT test prep class covers and what to expect on the SAT essay test. Use this set of articles to find resources on the following:

  • Locations, dates, fees and registration
  • SAT subject tests
  • Practice questions and tests
  • SAT prep classes
  • Scoring the SAT

Article Topic
What Are the Best Online SAT Prep Courses? View recommendations for online prep courses.
SAT Test Locations & Dates Figure out where and when to take the SAT.
Is the SAT Test Online? Find out if you can take the exam online.
What Is the SAT Subject Test? Learn more about SAT subject tests.
SAT Registration & Test Dates Discover when and how to register for the SAT.
Where Can I Find Free SAT Questions? See where you can access practice SAT questions for free.
SAT Test Registration Fee Know what you'll need to pay to register for the SAT.
Where Can I Find SAT Chemistry Practice Tests? Locate sample tests for the SAT chemistry test.
SAT Subject Test Registration Information Learn how to register for subject tests.
What Are Good SAT Scores? Explore SAT scoring and figure out what your target range should be.
What Will I Need for the SAT Registration Form? Know what information you'll need to gather to register for the SAT.
What Are SAT Test Dates and Locations? Find out when and where the SAT is administered.
What Is the Late Fee for SAT Registration? Look up what you'll pay if you need to register late.
Free SAT Practice Options Discover ways to prepare for the test free of charge.
What Will I Learn in an SAT Class? Learn what a typical SAT class covers.
What Are Good SAT II Scores? Get a handle on the scoring process for the SAT II.
What is the Official SAT Website? Locate the official site of the SAT online.
SAT Subject Tests: Registration & Test Dates See when you need to register for SAT subject tests.
Where Can I Find Free SAT Prep Classes? Learn about free classes to help you prepare for the SAT.
Is the SAT a Standardized Test? Discover whether or not the SAT is considered a standardized test.
How to Create SAT Vocabulary Flashcards Make your own flashcards to review vocabulary.
What Are the SAT Test Registration Deadlines? Know when you need to sign up.

32 Lessons in Chapter 2: SAT Test Prep: General Info
What Are the Best Online SAT Prep Courses?

1. What Are the Best Online SAT Prep Courses?

You don't have to sign up for an expensive course at the local college or lug dozens of books around to prepare for the SAT: a lot of your studying can be done online, often for far cheaper than in-person courses. Here are a few great resources and tips to help you prepare for test day.

SAT Test Locations & Dates

2. SAT Test Locations & Dates

The SAT is offered several times a year in facilities all over the world. Read on to learn where you can take the test, how and when you should register, and how to go about preparing for this exam.

Is the SAT Test Online?

3. Is the SAT Test Online?

The SAT is not offered online, but you may register for it and find useful tools, such as practice tests and study guides, online. Read on to learn what the online registration process entails and find out what kind of online test prep resources are available to you.

What Is the SAT Subject Test?

4. What Is the SAT Subject Test?

The SAT Subject Tests are designed to test your academic abilities in specific subjects. Learn about the Subject Tests that are offered and how you can prepare for them.

SAT Registration & Test Dates

5. SAT Registration & Test Dates

Colleges across the United States commonly use SAT scores as part of the admission process. Learn about how to register for the SAT, and get information about when it is offered in the U.S. and abroad.

Where Can I Find Free SAT Questions?

6. Where Can I Find Free SAT Questions?

Getting familiar with the kinds of questions you'll find on the SAT need not be expensive when there are so many free SAT questions and practice tests available. Find out where to find these free SAT prep resources and learn about a low-cost option as well.

SAT Test Registration Fee

7. SAT Test Registration Fee

Fees differ depending on whether you're taking the regular SAT or an SAT Subject Test. Here you'll learn about the different costs associated with testing in the U.S. and abroad.

What Are Common SAT Essay Topics?

8. What Are Common SAT Essay Topics?

Learn about the essay portion of the SAT so you can put your best foot forward on exam day. View sample prompts, understand the skills you will need to demonstrate, and check out resources that will help you prepare for the SAT essay.

Where Can I Find SAT Chemistry Practice Tests?

9. Where Can I Find SAT Chemistry Practice Tests?

Knowing where to locate solid SAT Chemistry practice tests lets you spend less time searching and more time studying. Read on to learn about multiple SAT Chemistry prep providers and how their offerings differ.

SAT Subject Test Registration Information

10. SAT Subject Test Registration Information

SAT Subject Tests are available in a variety of subject areas and can help students demonstrate their knowledge of specific high school topics. Keep reading to learn how to register for these tests and find out when they're offered.

What Are Good SAT Scores?

11. What Are Good SAT Scores?

When it comes to the SAT, what counts as a good score will depend on your personal goals. However, colleges and universities often base admissions requirements around student averages, and having a good understanding of these averages can help you reach your goals. Read on to find out more about SAT scoring and how to set a target score that's right for you.

What Will I Need for the SAT Registration Form?

12. What Will I Need for the SAT Registration Form?

The College Board's SAT registration process requires providing personal, family and academic information. Learn what you need to complete the application process as well as information about test dates, registration deadlines, and study tips to help ensure success on the SAT.

What Are SAT Test Dates and Locations?

13. What Are SAT Test Dates and Locations?

Learn when and where the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests are given and how to register. Take a look at some helpful study resources to prepare for test day.

What Is the Late Fee for SAT Registration?

14. What Is the Late Fee for SAT Registration?

Find out the cost of registering late for the SAT and get info on critical deadlines you'll need to know to avoid paying extra fees. Learn about the registration process and some methods you can use to study for the exam before you register.

Free SAT Practice Options

15. Free SAT Practice Options

Many organizations offer free SAT practice options. You can find online and in-person resources that provide you with study guides and practice questions and exams. Find out about free ways to prepare for this test.

What Will I Learn in an SAT Class?

16. What Will I Learn in an SAT Class?

SAT classes are designed to help you prepare for the content and structure of the exam. Learn about the types of classes available and what you'll typically learn when you take one.

What Are Good SAT Subject Test Scores?

17. What Are Good SAT Subject Test Scores?

The SAT II is now known as the SAT Subject Tests. SAT Subject Test scores are used to determine your preparedness for college coursework, and to see how you stack up against other applicants. Learn about what's considered a good test score, why you should try to earn high scores on these tests and how to prepare for them.

What is the Official SAT Website?

18. What is the Official SAT Website?

Learn where you can find the official SAT website and the comprehensive information available on the site. Get info about registration, exams, scoring and test prep resources.

SAT Subject Tests: Registration & Test Dates

19. SAT Subject Tests: Registration & Test Dates

SAT Subject Tests demonstrate a student's proficiency in a single academic area, such as a foreign language, mathematics, literature or history. Learn how and when to register for these tests.

Where Can I Find Free SAT Prep Classes?

20. Where Can I Find Free SAT Prep Classes?

You can find free SAT prep classes and study aids online and in person. These free resources offer practice tests, tutorials and score assessments to help you do your best on this college admissions exam.

Is the SAT a Standardized Test?

21. Is the SAT a Standardized Test?

The SAT is a standardized exam that tests students on their abilities in math, writing and reading. Subject tests are also available. Read on to learn more.

How To Create SAT Vocabulary Flashcards

22. How To Create SAT Vocabulary Flashcards

The use of flashcards is a time-honored way of studying SAT vocabulary. This article will take you through suggestions for creating flashcards that reflect the 2016 changes to the SAT, and give you some tips for using them alongside other study resources.

What Are the SAT Test Registration Deadlines?

23. What Are the SAT Test Registration Deadlines?

Getting ready to take the SAT is a daunting task; don't miss an important deadline in the midst of all the studying. Read on for information on SAT registration deadlines, test dates, and study tips.

How to Prepare for the New SAT

24. How to Prepare for the New SAT

The new SAT includes changes to overall structure and scoring, but the best way to prepare for the test remains unchanged: study, practice, repeat. Read on for an overview of the exam and resources to help you prepare for it.

New SAT Vocabulary

25. New SAT Vocabulary

The new version of the SAT includes an updated method of measuring students' vocabulary skills. Learn how these skills are tested, and get tips for preparing for vocabulary questions on the new SAT.

Scoring Changes on the New SAT

26. Scoring Changes on the New SAT

Wondering how scores might change with the structure of the new SAT? Keep reading to find comparisons between current SAT scoring and the new test, explanations of new sub-scores and cross-test scores, and resources to help you prepare for the test.

The New SAT Essay Section

27. The New SAT Essay Section

The New SAT was unveiled in March of 2016 and includes an optional essay section. Keep reading to learn how this portion of the test has been updated, whether or not you should opt in, and how best to prepare.

The New SAT Math Section

28. The New SAT Math Section

The new SAT math section has a revised emphasis and contributes more to a student's overall SAT score than its pre-2016 predecessor. Learn about the content, focus and structure of the math section in the new SAT.

The New SAT Score Conversion

29. The New SAT Score Conversion

A new version of the SAT launched in March 2016. Read on to understand scoring ranges for the new test and learn how to compare them to scores for the previous version of the SAT.

The New SAT vs. the Old SAT

30. The New SAT vs. the Old SAT

The SAT has changed in March, 2016. Read on to learn about the differences between the previous SAT and the new test, and get some advice on how to prepare for exam day.

What is the New SAT?

31. What is the New SAT?

The College Board introduced an updated version of the SAT on March 5th of 2016. Read on to learn how the new SAT differs from the previous version, and get tips on how to prepare.

What is the Scoring Range for the New SAT?

32. What is the Scoring Range for the New SAT?

With the new SAT comes a new scoring range and other key changes that can impact your test results. Read on to learn about these adjustments so you understand how your SAT test performance is measured.

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