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Get ready for high scores with StudySmarter's comprehensive SAT prep

Looking for a way to prepare for the SAT in less time and for free? We have the solution! The StudySmarter app provides features designed to make your prep easier, faster, and more successful. College and university, we're coming for you!

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What is the SAT?

The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test used by many colleges and universities to assess your readiness for entering and studying at their institution. Your score on the SAT can play an important role in college admissions, so comprehensive prep is crucial!

Get ready for tertiary education with high SAT scores

Our intelligent (and free!) in-app features help you prepare effectively and efficiently for all sections of the SAT.

Reading

Writing

Math

Essay

SAT Prep: Exercise

Doing well in your SAT is all about prep and practice. Our exercises feature in the StudySmarter app helps you with your practice so that you can sail through all the SAT sections.
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SAT Prep: Flashcards

The easiest way to quiz yourself for the SAT? Using the StudySmarter flashcards feature with spaced repetition!
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We want you to excel in the SAT. That's why we provide even more free (yes, free!) features to support you in learning optimally for the SAT.

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Give us your SAT date and we'll create a study plan for all of your study sets.

Our top 4 tips for your SAT prep

  • Start studying early (months in advance at best).
  • Create an SAT study plan with StudySmarter and track your progress.
  • Study in groups to help each other.
  • Get familiar with the details of the SAT (how many questions, how much time, etc.).

Our 5 strategies for getting a high score on the SAT

Familiarize yourself with the layout and instructions of the SAT sections beforehand.

During the test, scan for questions you are able to answer confidently.

Apply the exclusion principle if you are not 100% sure about the correct answer.

Only one answer is correct, so make sure you only mark one answer per question!

Don't leave any answers blank. If you don't know the answer, guess!

Frequently asked questions:

How do you study for the SAT?

To study for the SATs, it's important to start with a study plan to help you set goals and track your progress. The StudySmarter app can help you with this. Practice as much as you can with practice tests, and familiarize yourself with the structure of the test and how long it takes you to answer the different sections. Make sure you start studying as early as possible, and try group studying to reinforce your own learning.

What is a good SAT score?

A good SAT score largely depends on which schools you're applying to. But, in general, you should try to aim for at least 1200 (the 75th percentile).

What's the average SAT score?

The average SAT score is currently 1051 (based on the College Board for 2020).

How long is the SAT?

The SAT is 3 hours long (without breaks) and the optional SAT Essay is 50 minutes. The Reading section is 65 minutes, Writing and Language is 35 minutes, Math (no calculator) is 25 minutes, and Math (with calculator) is 55 minutes.

What are the differences between the SAT and the ACT?

The SAT and ACT are accepted by tertiary institutions in the US, but there are a few differences between the two. Here are some differences between the SAT and ACT:
  • You have more time per question for each section in the SAT.
  • The SAT has fewer questions (154) than the ACT (215).
  • The SAT has a total score between 400 and 1600 points, whereas the ACT scoring system works on a scale of 1 to 36.
  • The SAT has two Math sections (one with and one without a calculator), whereas the ACT has one Math and one Science section.
  • The SAT gives students some Math formulae and diagrams.
  • The ACT has a bigger section on geometry and trigonometry.
  • The SAT has a subsection in the reading category dedicated to evidence-support questions.

How often can you take the SAT?

You can take the SAT as many times as you want. It is recommended that you take it twice, as your second score is usually higher, and the majority of colleges will take your highest score into consideration.

How many questions are on the SAT test?

The SAT has 154 questions. Reading has 52 questions, Writing and Language has 44 questions, Math has 58, and the optional essay is just one question.