Take a Practice Test
Last Minute ReadingWhat you shouldn’t do: Even though they are the topics of the passages, don’t spend any time studying US or world literature, US founding documents, social science or Earth science; the questions will be testing reading comprehension, not knowledge of the passage topic.
What you should do: Take a short (better yet, full-length) practice reading test everyday left before your test. You need to become comfortable with the types of reading questions.
Last Minute MathWhat you shouldn’t do: Don’t simply take and retake math practice tests. This is too broad of a study strategy this late in the game.
What you should do: Focus on the math topics that you didn’t do well on during the practice test. To maximize the time you’ve got left, study what you’re uncomfortable with. Also, find an accepted calculator and get used to using it!
Last Minute WritingWhat you shouldn’t do: Don’t spend too much time on practicing for the writing section. Yes, it’s important, but unless you’re prepping for a retake of the SAT for the single purpose of upping your writing score, it’s not the most important thing in the last hour.
What you should do: The writing test has one type of prompt. Check it out! Though the specifics in the prompt will change, the instructions won’t. A day or two before the SAT, take a practice writing test to get familiar with the types of arguments you’ll need to make and the test’s timing. Do this once or twice to get the hang of it. While last minute SAT prep is not ideal, it is doable. Don’t be discouraged; make the most out of your situation. For any last minute SAT questions or tips, Chegg tutors are available 24/7!