SHSAT Tips from the Experts #2

Test day is only a few days away. This week you should make a master formula sheet of all the math formulas you have used while studying.

It’s also a good time to review old tests and find those questions that that stumped you.

Is the SHSAT fair?

The NAACP has filed a complaint against the SHSAT, claiming the exam is discriminatory. On the one hand, the SHSAT is the single most “fair” measure I have every heard of… How can a test be discriminatory if everyone is taking the exact same test? The test doesn’t know the color of your skin or how much your parents make. And other times I think, But what if a student is not feeling well on test day? What about those with test anxiety?

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Which SAT test date should I choose?

Well let’s say that you are doing a total of about 24 hours of tutoring. You’re working with a tutor 3 hours per week so you will need 8 weeks of prep. But there are holidays and people get sick, so let’s plan for 2.5 to 3 months of prep to be safe. If you start now, you’ll be ready for the January test date.

PSAT 2012


Q: When is the PSAT exam for 11th graders?

The PSAT will be given during school hours, at the student’s school, on either October 17th or October 20th. Students do not need to register for it.

Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before the test and to eat a good meal so you are not hungry during the exam!

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