Here's How You Can Improve Your SAT Score

By Neha Kumari Updated On - Nov 05, 2021 02:43 PM

Appearing for the SAT? Know how you can get a higher SAT score and increase your chances of getting in your dream college or even qualify for a scholarship based on your SAT score.  

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Whether you are preparing for the SAT or only considering taking the test, any preparation you do now will greatly boost your chances of scoring high whenever the day comes. 

According to testing trends, scoring at least 1200 on the SAT will put you in the 74th percentile, which might be pretty good for a number of popular US colleges. However, in case you are unsure of your chances of getting into your dream college with your current SAT score, you can always retake the SAT and improve your score.

Reports by College Board show that 2 out of 3 students who retake the SAT, improve their SAT score. This, however, needs more thinking and trend analysis - retaking the SAT is recommended only if you have received a score that is below the college average. So, now the question arises, how do you maximise your potential before and during the SAT

Here's how you can make it happen!

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How to Improve Your SAT Score

Now that you are retaking the test, you would have an idea of what mistakes you cannot afford to make this time. Make sure you have improvised your strategic preparation plans this time to improve your SAT score and increase your chances of applying to the US college of your choice: 

Figure Out Your Target Score Range 

This time, have a clear goal as to which college you want to get into, which score range you want to target and what requirements you need to meet for a scholarship. The ideal way to do this is to first shortlist the colleges you want to apply to and note down their SAT cutoffs for admissions and scholarships.

Also Read:  Popular USA Universities Accepting SAT Scores Between 1200-1340

Set Up a Schedule

Given that you are retaking the test, you would have an idea of what mistakes you cannot afford to make this time. Craft a study plan accordingly and allocate more time to sections of the SAT that you believe you are weak in. While doing so, do not forget to work more on your strengths, which could definitely help you score higher on the test.

Use the Best Practices

Take an SAT prep class, level up your skills, achieve new skills and stay focused to work on areas that are the most important. Always remind yourself of the reasons why you want to improve your score while preparing for the SAT. We often tend to forget why we stepped on this journey in the first place, leading to us getting diverted from our goal, feeling less motivated and looking for alternatives. Don't do that! Make sure that you feel constantly inspired to do better and achieve your goal.

Take a Full-Length SAT Practice Test

Although you may have already taken a full-length SAT practice test before attempting the test for the first time, take it again to familiarise yourself with the test in a better way. It is recommended that you take at least one practice test around two weeks before retaking the SAT. It is even better if you take another practice test again if you have enough time left.

Take Sufficient Rest 

Above all, avoid taking stress before the test. Research has shown that taking the time to sleep before your test will significantly benefit your test score than sleeping for just four to five years. So, get a good night’s sleep, try and feel confident and positive and you are good to go!

Also Read:  Popular USA Universities Accepting SAT Score Above 1340

Feeling anxious about your SAT performance and your chances of getting into your dream school? Well, you and everyone else! Yes, the good news here is that everyone else taking the SAT is probably feeling exactly the same way. You, however, can make a great difference by getting help from experts who have years of experience in showing each unique student the right path to beginning their college journey. Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of students with test preparation and pushed them towards achieving their maximum potential.

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