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    How Much Time Should You Spend Per Question?
    How Much Time Should You Spend Per Question?Each Question Is Worth the Same, So Spend Your Time Where It's Likely to Do the Most Good In the The SAT Is Not Like Your School Tests, we discussed some of the differences between your school tests an...
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    SAT Questions Are Arranged in Order of Difficulty
    SAT Questions Are Arranged in Order of DifficultyExcept for the reading questions, each type of question on the SAT is arranged in order of difficulty. The first third of any type of question are easy, the next third are medium, and the last thir...
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    Don't Finish Early
    Don't Finish EarlyNo Matter What Your Score Level, You'd Better Not Finish Any Section Early If you've finished a section early—it doesn't matter how good a test-taker you are—you've rushed. Your goal is to pace yourself throughout each section...
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    When Time Is Running Out
    When Time Is Running OutYes, you should always be willing to sacrifice some difficult, time consuming questions to buy yourself time to spend on the other ones. But never be afraid to guess. As Wayne Gretzky said, you miss 100 percent of the ques...
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    Don't Rush, but Don't Linger
    Don't Rush, but Don't LingerWhat's a few seconds, right? Doesn't sound like very much time, does it? But if you waste even a few seconds on each question of the SAT, you'll have lost 15 minutes by the end of the exam! Gone, vanished. And 15 minut...
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    Never Sacrifice Accuracy for Speed
    Never Sacrifice Accuracy for SpeedIn other words, never rush. Never, ever, never, ever, never ever. Repeat after me: I will not rush on the SAT. Rushing is probably the root cause of most avoidable errors on the SAT. Students race through each s...
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    Changing the Way You Take the SAT
    Changing the Way You Take the SATThere's nothing natural about taking the SAT. Many of the problem solving techniques you'll be learning here won't feel natural at first, either. Indeed, it's natural to resist change, any kind of change. So chan...
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    SAT or ACT Scores Count for Athletes
    How important are SAT or ACT scores? ...