The SAT is a particularly stressful exam that may determine which college you will spend the next years of your life attending. SAT prep requires different steps for different types of students. If you notice any of these signs, you might consider seeking help before you take the SAT to avoid additional stress and boost your score.

1) Your study sessions are more stressful than they should be.

This leads you to procrastinate to get started, and your entire attitude toward the test may become so negative that you do not even feel like studying anymore. You may start to put up a mental block toward anything related to the SAT.

2) Your confidence has been drained.

You may start to feel as if there is no way you are going to get a good score on the test, no matter how much you study. You may begin to feel anxious about the test. In fact, many students even have panic attacks when they think about the test.

3) You keep running out of time when you take practice tests.

Everybody struggles the first few times they see the format of the SAT; however, most test takers steadily decrease their time with practice. If you find yourself dwelling too long on certain types of questions, a tutor may be able to help you with testing strategy.

4) You work hard but fail to see results.

If you take practice tests but do not see your scores improving, you may need to get in touch with a tutor. It could be that you need to take a new approach to the questions.

5) You do not understand why your answers are incorrect.

Some students will read the correct answer for a practice test question but still feel unsure about why the answer originally selected is incorrect. You may even notice a pattern where this applies to specific types of questions.

6) You tend to skip the same types of problems.

Perhaps you struggle with algebra, and the questions simply stump you. Or, maybe you struggle with finding the main idea in a passage. A tutor can become a useful resource for helping you answer questions you find difficult.

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