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[SAT] When is the best time to start SAT preparation?

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등록일 02-28-2024 14:12
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The ideal time to start SAT test prep depends on your individual needs, goals, and schedule. Here are some general recommendations:

1. **Sophomore Year (10th Grade):** - Consider familiarizing yourself with the SAT format and content. While it might be early to engage in intensive test prep, taking a diagnostic test can help identify areas for improvement. 

2. **Junior Year (11th Grade):** - This is a common time for most students to begin serious SAT preparation. The junior year allows for focused study during the fall and spring. Many students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of their junior year. 

3. **Summer Before Junior /Senior Year:** - If your schedule permits, consider a more intensive SAT preparation during the summer before your junior year. This can be especially beneficial if you plan to take the SAT in the fall. 

4. **Fall of Junior Year:** - Many students take the SAT for the first time in the fall of their junior year. This allows for additional opportunities to retake the test if needed. 

5. **Senior Year (12th Grade):** - If necessary, you can continue SAT preparation in the fall of your senior year, especially if you plan to take the test again. Keep in mind that some college application deadlines may fall before your senior year SAT scores are available. 

6. **Consider Test Dates:** - Plan your test prep based on the SAT test dates. Choose a test date that aligns with your preparation timeline and college application deadlines. 

7. **Continuous Practice:** - Consistent, long-term practice is often more effective than last-minute cramming. Regular practice, even if it's just a few hours each week, can lead to better results. Remember that every student is different,