The best way to prepare for the SAT is by working hard in school and taking challenging courses.  You should also read and write as much as you can in a diversity of genres as well as improve your vocabulary and develop your problem-solving skills.  Preparing for the SAT, though, doesn’t have to entail hours of time spent in front of a textbook, and getting a great SAT score doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot of money pursuing it.  Here are some fun and affordable ways to prepare for the SAT.

Online Resources and Apps

There are a number of free and low-cost online resources and apps that can help you prepare for the SAT.  Check out the ones below, and spend some time researching more options online.

  • Online flashcards, vocabulary builders, grammar and math review:

* http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/

* www.vocabking.com

* http://www.vocabulary.co.il/sat-games/

Apps

Apple Users:

  • Princeton Review’s Vocab Challenge for iPhone ($4.99)
  • Kaplan’s SAT Flashcubes (free)
  • SAT Connect ($9.99)
  • Adapster ($9.99)

Android Users:

  • ACT/SAT Math Booster (free)
  • Flash of Genius:  SAT Vocab ($0.99)

The Official SAT Study Guide™, Second Edition

This is published by the College Board and includes 10 practice tests and informative test-taking strategies.  You can purchase this book for around $20.

SAT® College Board Website (http://sat.collegeboard.org/)

There are free practice questions, a free practice test, and a free question of the day on this site!

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