SAT Test Tip 4
MATH Section — STUDENT PRODUCED RESPONSE (GRID):
- Guess if you can’t figure it out. There is no penalty for wrong answers in this section.
- Negative numbers are not possible as answers in this section. If your answer comes up negative, do it again.
- You may begin to enter a short answer in any column. For instance, .6 can be entered in columns 1-2, or 2-3, or 3-4.
- If an answer is a repeating decimal (like .33333333), just enter as many decimals as will fit in the grid (.333).
- You may enter an equivalent decimal for a fraction as your answer, but why waste the time evaluating the fraction?
- Do not try to enter mixed numbers. For example, if your answer is 3 1/2, enter it as 3.5 or 7/2.
Math Section: Standard Multiple Choice
- Read the question well. Be sure to select the best answer for the variable, value, or expression that is requested!
- Learn in advance all of the critical definitions, formulas, and concepts that appear in common questions.
- Remember to use the test booklet for scratch work, as well as for marking up any diagrams/graphs.
- Early questions in this section are easier. Spend less time on them.
- Don’t get carried away with detailed calculations. Look for a trick or a shortcut if the question seems time consuming.
- When a question contains a weird symbol, just substitute the accompanying definition when figuring out the best answer choice.
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