Most colleges and universities require SAT scores as an element in the admissions process, and some prep schools require the SSAT. While SAT test prep guides have been helping students for decades, the Internet now offers lots of equally useful FREE resources at the click of a button.
Below are some helpful links with SAT/SSAT-specific test prep information. You should also take a look at the following TLC pages:
SAT/SSAT Test Prep Resources:
"College Prep; SAT and ACT Test Preparation Tips and Resources": This is a very rich source of excellent tips and resources! Many thanks to Samantha Pierce and her students at Coldbrook Charter School in PA for this recommendation!
"Classic Books: An SAT Reading List" : Many thanks to Paul, a student who found this site and recommended it (and thanks to Emily Merchant, his tutor, for the assistance)!
The Ultimate Guide to the SAT (What to Do and Who Can Help You) -This guide gives prospective and current students an in-depth look at the SAT process, strategies, fees and preparing for the test. (Thanks to Sara Moore for this lead!)
For the Writing component of the SAT, check out:
To build SAT vocabulary: Verbal Workout (www.verbalworkout.com) is a tremendous resource, particularly for high school teachers (and parents) who want to help students strengthen their vocabulary. It includes key vocabulary words (esp. SAT words) from many, many commonly-read texts and provides lists (sortable in various ways, such as by chapter or frequency) and quizzes. Moreover, it’s a great source to see lists of commonly-read texts, esp. if you are writing/revising curriculum:
PS--I recommend viewing the two brief (2-4 min.) video tutorials so you can see how to gain maximum benefit from this resource. Then you’ll be on your way! Many thanks to Jamie Sterlacci for this lead!
If you come across any SAT/SSAT Prep Web resources that would like to recommend, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!