NEW SAT... Should I study?

<p>I'm a rising sophomore so my class (2017) will be the first year to take the new SAT.
It's revised to be simpler, easier vocab, and no points off for errors.</p>

<p>Is there a PSAT available for this test version? Should I be studying now?</p>

<p>People will suggest specific study guides or test taking materials to you.
What I want to advise you to do is read, read, read! You want to read for understanding. I suggest you read with a dictionary and look up words you don’t understand or can’t pronoun. Find authors you like and read new magazines as well. Having strong reading skills is an asset in any standardized test. </p>

<p>@justice86‌ thanks so much!! That’s really helpful!</p>

<p>My advice to you is that if you want to start studying early, take the ACT not the SAT. Why? Now that the SAT is new, most preparation materials (even the ones that say they are built for the new test) will be inefficient in preparing you for the new test. You will spend a lot of time and effort studying, but won’t be able to get the best return on your investment. The ACT, on the other hand, is going to remain the same, so if you are looking to get a head-start, aim for the ACT instead. Most colleges give equal preference to the ACT and SAT. </p>

<p>What I would recommend you do is be on top of your studies.
The new SAT test is just for profit. This new test will include new vocab words( they’re getting rid of the words nobody understands) an optional essay ( the essay will be optional and if you decide to take it they give you 50 minutes instead of 25) this test will also have math and critical reading.</p>

<p>All the best!</p>