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The yearly SAT testing for upcoming seniors

The now-digital SAT will be taken by all Juniors on Mar. 11-15. The test is shorter, has more time per question, and has a built in calculator.
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   It was announced that all juniors would be taking the SAT this school year in the Media Center. Registration is not required but Juniors will need to create an account on collegeboard.org if they do not have one already.

    Sam McWee (’25) talks about how she’s preparing for the exam. 

   “Currently, I have an SAT prep book at home. I haven’t opened it yet but I also use the Knowt app, [which is] an AI app where you can import quizlets for free. They also help you study for SATs and ACTs. I’ve been using those practice tests that they give you that help out a lot,” McWee said. 

   This will be McWee’s first time taking the SAT due to the fact that she had missed the first practice exam for personal reasons. 

   “I don’t know [how I’ll do], I’m pretty good at the English portions, but I think the math portion might drag me down a bit just because it’s not always my strongest subject. I’m hoping for like an 1150 this year,” McWee said. 

   Justin Artnz (’25) who is mostly looking over past materials talks about his expectations for the test.

   “I’m pretty much just looking over the stuff that I’ve done in the past to make sure I know what I’m doing for the SAT. I don’t do any practice tests now, but I do plan on doing more later, when it’s closer to the actual test day. I’ve taken the practice exam before and I did alright, but it wasn’t super good since I didn’t really try my hardest on it. [The score I’m aiming for this year] is around 1500,” Arntz said. 

   Jonathan Arce (’25) uses other methods to prepare for the test, such as consulting those who have taken the test before. 

   “I’m just trying to find guides online, practice questions, and I’m asking people who have already taken the SAT about what they thought of it and how they felt afterwards to prepare. My sophomore year I took the practice exam and I got like a 1080 on it. That one I just kind of went in and winged it, I didn’t really have a set plan for that one,” Arce said.

   Arce has another SAT on Mar. 9, that he paid for to see how he’ll do on both. 

   “I’m hoping for [my score] to be a little higher than what I got on the practice one, so maybe around 1200-1300, but I’m not expecting to get the best score possible for myself,” Arce said. 

   The test will be taken sometime between Mar. 11-15 when assigned.

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