Time management is an essential skill on standardized tests, like the SSAT, ISEE, ACT, and SAT. The timing restriction is one aspect of the test designed to challenge students, but with practice you can gain the skills and strategies to master it.
Test Innovators helps students prepare for every component of the test. Learning test-taking strategies and skills, especially effective time management, is an important part of preparing for the test.Read More
The SAT Essay section is optional, but some schools require it—be sure to check your prospective schools’ application instructions. The team here at Test Innovators wants to ensure you are fully prepared for all parts of the test, including the Essay section.
The SAT Essay section includes one passage and a standard writing prompt. The first part of the prompt is as follows:Read More
The day before the test, relax, read a book, get some exercise, and get plenty of sleep. In fact, you should prioritize sleep the entire week before the test as those earlier nights’ sleep will be critical.
On the morning of the test, wake up with ample time to eat a good breakfast and to arrive at the test center at least 30 minutes prior to the start of testing.Read More
One of the most common mistakes on the SSAT is misreading a question, usually due to reading too quickly. Be sure to take a few extra seconds on every question to avoid careless errors.Underline important information
Underline words and numbers indicating the quantities, relationships, and calculations (less than, twice, product, etc.) that you’ll need to answer the question. Words like “not” can be easily missed and completely change what you’re supposed to find in the question!Read More
Are you taking the SSAT on Saturday, February 8th? The following information may impact you.
Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, The Enrollment Management Association (EMA), makers of the SSAT, is taking preventative steps to ensure the safety of students, test center administrators and proctors, members, and employees. They are closing test centers in impacted areas and requiring a completed Travel Declaration from anyone entering their testing centers for the Saturday, February 8th test.Read More
The most important rule of reading comprehension is that the passage will always provide all of the information needed to answer the question. This means that reading comprehension is really like a scavenger hunt, and your objective is to get as good as possible at sleuthing, finding the lines that give the answer to the question as quickly as possible.
If any part of an answer choice doesn’t match the information given in the passage, it is incorrect. Even one word can make an answer choice wrong!Read More
Process of Elimination
The beauty of a multiple-choice test like the SSAT is that you can be sure the correct answer is there! On every question, even if you aren’t sure how to find the correct answer, see if there are answer choices you know are wrong. Eliminate these and then make an educated guess.Read More
2019 was a major year of growth for Test Innovators. To date, we have helped 135,000+ students, and those students have answered more than 20 MILLION questions on our platform. To support this growth, our team nearly doubled in size, so we can continue to enhance student learning.Read More