The Tutoring Center, Columbus OH


Math Help in Columbus, OH

The SAT is an examination that forms part of the college admission process. Though it is not the only college admission exam, it is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities in the United States, and is taken by nearly 2 million students annually. With a good score you may receive an invitation to your choice university and perhaps financial aid. A great score could help you to receive an ever-coveted scholarship as well. It is no wonder, then, that the SAT can bring quite a lot of anxiety and stress for those who are preparing to take it. It is with this in mind that The Tutoring Center in Columbus would like to share SIX tips for understanding the sections of the SAT and working through the test with greater ease.

Reading Section

- Be sure to read the selection, from which you will have to answer the questions, prior to looking at the questions and the multiple choice answers. The questions or the reading section could be worded in such a way that you may get confused if you do not read the entire paragraph or reading section first.

Writing Section

- Pick the clearest answer, that seems to be the simplest for the multiple choice options in the writing section. For your essay, which you will be given 25 minutes to complete, read the writing prompt carefully and be sure that you fully understand it.
- Use the 5 paragraph essay as your method to organize the essay. This includes the following: introduction, 3 body paragraphs, which should individually explain one of the three parts to your answer, and the conclusion. In the conclusion you should restate your introduction, especially your main idea or answer to the prompt.

Math Section

- The math section does not have a penalty for wrong answers, however the writing and reading sections do, so for the math section you should take your best guess, if you are unsure. For the other sections, it is best to leave blank, what you do not know.
- Remember that the math section will go from easiest to hardest as the test goes on, so attempt to spend less time on the first problems, to give yourself more time for the most difficult work.

General Tips

- Do not forget to bring a calculator and two number 2 pencils. The test location will also require that you have a picture ID.
- There is a break in the middle of the test, and it is here that you should take advantage to eat a healthy, protein/energy filled snack for the second half of the test.
- Do not forget to get a great nights sleep before the exam, and come prepared having eaten a healthy breakfast.

The ideal time to take your first SAT is at the beginning of Junior year. If you’ve not taken the test yet, or have and received a score you were not pleased with, remember that The Tutoring Center offers SAT Prep Classes that will provide information as well as multiple chances to practice, so that you can go into the SAT very prepared. Give us a call today to find out more about the program and how we can help you, 614-459-0091.


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