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How to take Practice Tests and How often?

AgroupAgroup Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
Hey guys, I am prepping for the sat and right now I take 1 practice test per week and Split it up into 2 days.
I first do the first 2 sections in the test (then review it) and the next day I do the last 2 sections and also review it. Is my frequency of taking practice tests optimal and the way I take them? please give me suggestions.

Replies to: How to take Practice Tests and How often?

  • jk201820jk201820 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    Your best bet is to take a true practice test if you have an ACT prep center near by. A good center will have it replicate an actual test. Timed, moderator, no leaving, etc.
    They will also go over your test and tell you areas to work on.
  • nekoatsumenekoatsume Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    For me, what worked best was using the khan academy sat prep course and taking a multitude of questions per day (generally math/english every other day), and on the weekend I would complete one of the SAT tests in one sitting and see how I did. I would suggest that you start to do the tests in one sitting to get a feel for the actual day and to manage the times better.
  • AgroupAgroup Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    Well what I do is , I work thru my sat prep book on the weekdays by doing different sections of the test per day and on the weekends is when I take my test / review it
  • SMMom1SMMom1 College Rep Posts: 111 Junior Member
    I'd recommend doing a full ACT in one sitting once a week. This will replicate the actual test environment. On the other days, do some targeted testing (i.e., study the sections that you didn't score very well on). I'd do this for 6-8 weeks and then take the actual test.
  • dillonp2020dillonp2020 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Taking practice tests over and over again won't familiarize you with the content of the test, perhaps it will help you with learning the rules and patterns governing the creation of whatever standardized test you are prepping for. You should set goals for how much, and in what areas, you wish to improve, after you feel you've reached this goal, then perhaps a practice test would be in order.
  • anxiouswreckanxiouswreck Registered User Posts: 326 Member
    Make sure when you review you understand your mistakes and why you made them. Review the concepts that you seem to be struggling with to fully use your test results! You don't have to take one every single week if it burns you out and prevents thorough analysis.
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