Tips for Taking Standardized Tests

Before taking a standardized test, it’s important to understand the basic structure of the test. Students entering a private high school can expect some changes to the SAT starting in the spring of 2016. For example, the test will focus more on analytic and critical thinking skills, rather than on memorization. When preparing for this standardized test, students should take multiple practice exams. It’s also a good idea for students to time themselves while doing so to gain a sense of how long they can spend on each question.

You can hear more about upcoming changes to standardized testing by watching this news clip. The expert in the video also offers some tips for taking the SAT, such as understanding where your strengths and weaknesses are.

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