With the May exam coming up and many students opting not to take the June exam, our students have been asking us what they can do over the summer to prepare for the October SAT. Our first recommendation is to REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER EXAM NOW! Spaces fill up fast and you don't what to drive to another emirate on test day. After you register, here's your summer SAT study schedule to follow.
1. Build you vocabulary by planning our online SAT vocab game. It's difficult but full of all the Official Guide words so you should learn effortlessly if you play enough. You can find it here:
2. Read 2 books from the 101 Great Books list. Reading these books will help prepare you for the style of the reading passages. Print the full list for later.
Here are our latest easy read recommendations: The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
You should be able to find these at Book World by Kinokuniya in Dubai Mall.
3. Complete 1 full length practice test a week. Initially, you don't have to time yourself or complete them in one sitting, but by August, you should be simulating SAT conditions. Start with the tests in the Kaplan or Princeton Review books then finish with the Official Guide to the SAT. You should find these in Kinokuniya or click book to order on Amazon.
4. Take the TOEFL. If you're taking the SAT, you probably need to take the TOEFL (if you're not an American citizen). Summer time if a great opportunity to get this test out of the way. TOEFL test dates are really hard to get in Dubai at the last moment so plan ahead. You can register for the TOEFL on the official TOEFL website. In order to prepare, simply complete the online practice test that comes free with register and...VOILA...you're ready!
5. Email us to make sure you have a spot for August. August and September are the busiest time of year for us and students who contact us in September usually get left out. After you spend your summer preparing on your own, you definitely want to work with our awesome tutors to boost your score.
Is there anything else you'll be doing over the summer to prepare for the SAT? Let us know in the comments!