10 Week SAT Study Plan

12/23/2020

The two main ways we can help you with SAT / ACT prep are HERE.

 

Welcome to our 10-week SAT study plan!

Why listen to us? We've been doing this for a very long time, and our successes and failures with students have taught us what works and what doesn't work.

Also, our plan is based on official SAT material and only uses workbooks written by veteran SAT tutors. It won't make you waste time with unrealistic big test-prep company questions, and you won't need to sign up for an expensive SAT course to use it.

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Best SAT Books For 2022

 

Note: We know it would be great if you just needed to buy one SAT book. But if you're serious about improving, you'll want to use a few different resources.

 

Official SAT Study Guide (#1 for practice)

Why buy: Contains 8 official SAT practice tests, which are worth their weight in gold. Other companies' practice questions and tests are really unrealistic.

 

The Complete Guide to SAT Reading (#1 for the Reading section)

 

Why buy: Erica Meltzer's SAT Reading book is the premier resource for this part of the test, and no one explains SAT Reading as well as she does. It's robust, but approachable (I feel like I'm describing a wine). 

 

The Complete Guide to SAT Grammar (#1 for the Writing & Language Section)

Why buy: Erica's coverage of grammar and usage rules is far superior to that of any other company we've seen, and her practice questions are extremely realistic.

 

Pwn the SAT (#1 for the Math sections)

Why buy: Sharp, irreverent, and down-to-earth, Pwn the SAT is a great guide to the specific types of concepts and questions you'll find on the real SAT. It gets right to the kind of material students tend to need the most help with.

 

 

Vince Kotchian Test Prep's 10-week SAT study plan

 

Estimated time: 60 minutes per day Monday - Friday. There are five practice tests scheduled (on Saturdays), and students should review and correct those tests the day after they take them.

 

Daily to-dos

 

Week 1 (finish all tasks by the end of the week)

  • Read pages 1 - 42 in The Complete Guide to SAT Reading

  • Read the intro and Ch. 1 and 2 in The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Pwn the SAT Math review p. 16-21, complete p. 23-30, p. 43-50

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

 

Week 2

  • Read pg. 43 - 76 in The Complete Guide to SAT Reading and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 3 and 4 in The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Pwn the SAT Math p. 31-39, p. 51-71, p. 91-112

  • Saturday: take SAT Test 5 from the Official Guide and correct your mistakes on Sunday.

 

Week 3

  • Read pg. 77 - 114 in The Complete Guide to SAT Reading and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 5 and 6 in The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Pwn the SAT Math p. 113-121, p.160-169

 

Week 4

  • Read pg. 115 -155 in The Complete Guide to SAT Reading and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 7 and 8 in The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Pwn the SAT Math: p. 72-89, 170-180

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

  • Saturday: take SAT Test 6 from the Official Guide and correct your mistakes on Sunday.

 

Week 5

  • Read pg. 156 - 200 in The Complete Guide to SAT Reading and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 9 and 10 in the Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Print and do both math sections from SAT Test 10 (link)

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

 

Week 6

  • Read pg. 201 - 252 in the Complete Guide to SAT Reading and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 11 and 12 in the Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Print and do both math sections from SAT Test 11 (link)

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

  • Saturday: take SAT Test 7 from the Official Guide and correct your mistakes on Sunday.

 

Week 7

  • Read pg. 253 - 299 in The Critical Reader and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 13 and 14 in the Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Print and do both math sections from SAT test 12 (link)

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

 

Week 8

  • Read pg. 300 - 321 in The Complete Guide to SAT Reading and do all exercises

  • Read Ch. 15 and 16 in the Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Print and all all math sections from SAT Test 13 (link)

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

  • Saturday: take SAT Test 8 from the Official Guide and correct your mistakes on Sunday.

 

Week 9

  • Read Ch. 17 and 18 in the Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises

  • Print and do both math sections from SAT test 14 (link)

  • Saturday: print and take SAT Test 9 (link) and correct your mistakes on Sunday.

 

Week 10

  • Read Ch. 19 and 20 in The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar and do all exercises.

  • Print and do both math sections from SAT test 15 (link)

  • Read Vince’s test-day tips

  • Take the last few days of this week off!

 

The two main ways we can help you with SAT / ACT prep are HERE.



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