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.
- The Official SAT Question of the Day™: Practice a different question each day with the College Board’s SAT Question of the Day. Visit the College Board’s website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day
- Online flashcards, vocabulary builders, grammar and math review:
- Princeton Review’s Vocab Challenge for iPhone ($4.99)
- Kaplan’s SAT Flashcubes (free)
- SAT Connect ($9.99)
- Adapster ($9.99)
- 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!