Grade 10 students: How to prepare for your first attempt at the SAT

Once registered for the SAT, most students will embark on self-study sourcing papers online and dive straight into intense practice or will sign up for an expensive batch of mostly group classes.

Self-preparation can be effective for maths, as much of the content has been covered in the IGCSE syllabus, however, approaching the Reading and Writing sections without guidance and strategy will not be as fruitful. The skills required for the SAT are unlikely to have been addressed as part of grade school curriculums, particularly for International Students, and whilst test-takers mostly score well at maths they tend to stagnate around a particular mark for English. Self-study is limiting as students honestly do not know how to improve and generic group classes will not address individual issues – so how do you prepare to attempt the SAT?

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