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Tips for Taking the S.A.T.

SAT Tips
  • Gather Materials- The night before the test make sure to have all materials that will be needed on test day including admission ticket, photo ID, #2 pencils, a calculator, and a healthy snack.
  • Locate the Test Center- Make sure to check out the location of the test center before the big day. On the big day, give yourself plenty of time so you can arrive early.
  • Don't Cram- The best thing to do the night before the SAT is to get a good night's rest. Don't stay up late trying to cram more information into your brain.
  • Eliminate and Guess - If you don't know an answer, don't leave the answer blank. It is better to eliminate answer choices that you know are wrong and then take your best guess from the remaining answer choices.
  • Look for wrong answers instead of right answers.
  • Plan your essay; outline main points
  • Make your essay at least two pages long
  • Always write an introduction and conclusion
  • Vary your language and style
  • Check out some materials we have at the Islip Library: SAT study books and DVDs.
SAT prep classes begin at the Library in April. Sign up begins on Saturday March 5!
Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Mark Irish is the Library’s Teen Librarian. He became a librarian in 2000. His educational background is in the Social Sciences. He loves reading teen and adult literature in which the characters show great resilience. He also enjoys listening to country music. Mark volunteers with JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and to mentor teens that are affected by it. He is an avid mountain biker and also enjoys kayaking and the great outdoors. Click here to subscribe to Mark Irish's blog posts!

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