Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
The highest practice score I got at the end of this program was 1290. It definitely raised my score quite a bit.
Afterwards, I was left to study on my own. I knew that I would need to practice even more to get the highest score I could get. The prep program gave me one very important takeaway, and that was time management and regular practicing. I used Khan Academy, and made a schedule to regularly practice SAT questions. I would have a day dedicated to SAT reading/writing, and the next day for SAT math. All of this allowed me to complete one practice test per week with my given time then, and continuing to practice I was able to complete many more practice tests. The mentorship I received from the program allowed me to find ways to mentor myself, such as being able to regularly take practice tests so I could regularly assess what skills I lacked, and find time to make corrections and study before I would start my next test.
My method was very simple but required a lot of work. Finding time to regularly accomplish a short-term goal, and finding time to regularly assess your short-term goals so that you can move closer to your long-term goals.
My short-term goals of doing regular practice tests, and assessing them allowed me to move efficiently towards my long-term goal, to raise my SAT score to the highest.
I may have not gotten a perfect score, but I got 1360 on my final SAT. This was all possible due to my regular exercising of skills.
Marcus from Oregon
High School Senior
Clackamas High School