Notes for “SAT Final Stretch COVID Edition” Video
What We’re Covering Here:
How to prepare in the few days before the SAT and ACT, with special instructions for COVID.
How to check to see if your test center is closed:
How to find an open test center/double-check to make sure your center is open: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers
ACT Rescheduled Test Center List: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day/rescheduled-test-centers.html
Checklist of things you need for the SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist
Approved Calculator List: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy
Photo ID: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/id-requirements
Admission Ticket: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist
Medical Accommodations: https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/
How to prepare for the SAT Essay by reading the instructions ahead of time.
What those instructions mean and how to write the introduction and conclusion using the instructions.
Learning how write the essay’s body paragraphs, including citation to ethos, pathos, and logos (and what those things are
Things to know for the Math Section. See Free SAT Practice Tests (link below).
Things to know for the Reading Section. See Free SAT Practice Tests (link below).
Things to know for the Writing (Passage Editing) Section. See Free SAT Practice Tests (link below).
A few other relevant “fun facts.”
Whatever else comes up as I’m recording this.
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Who’d Like This:
High school and college students studying for the SAT and ACT and plan to take the essay section.
Source Material For this Video:
Barron’s SAT Premium Study Guide (30th Edition of the Barron’s SAT study guide) Barron’s Educational Services, New York, NY.
The free College Board SAT sample tests (link below).
My general knowledge and what I could access/verify using Google.
Links for References/Links to Relevant Topics:
Free, Full-Length, Official College Board SAT Practice Tests. (This video uses the essay from Practice Test 5).
Jump Links: (To Jump to Parts of the Video).
0:10 – Make Sure You’re On. SAT Test Site Closing Listings
1:23 Find an SAT Test Center
2:15 ACT Test Cancellation Listings
3:12 Make Sure You Have All (the Supplies) You Need (for Test Day)
4:29 Approved Calculators for the SAT/Calculator Policy
6:40 Photo ID Requirements
8:59 EpiPens and Other Medical Supplies / Medical Accommodations.
12:05 You Can’t Use Your Cell Phone For a Calculator or a Watch.
12:25 Transportation and Pre-Test Issues.
15:20 Do Not Argue Rudely With Exam Proctors.
17:13 How, and To Whom, to Complain about SAT Problems.
18:04 Do Not Be Disruptive.
18:21 If Your Phone Goes Off, The SAT People Will Ask to Leave, Confiscate Your Phone to Examine it, and Apparently Won’t Take Responsibility if They Lose or Break it.
20:40 Don’t Talk To Anyone (Including Yourself) During the Test.
21:05 Don’t Eat Your Snack or Drink Your Drink Unless It’s During a Break.
21:35 Dress Appropriately.
22:18 Academic Advice
22:27 The SAT Essay Instruction Box Gives You the Main Point.
22:52:04 ACT Essay Link
27:20 Pathos and Logos
28:19 Outline of How to Write the SAT Essay.
29:45 Things to Know for the Math Section.
37:47 Reading Strategies.
47:26 Writing (Passage Editing) Session.
52:47 Stop Studying at a Reasonable Time.
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