6 Ways to Tackle the New SAT

With the College Board's new score-reporting policy, there are an increasing number of strategies.

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Use the SAT Subject Tests strategically

If you're taking an AP test in May, try to sign up for a comparable SAT Subject Test in May and June (recall these tests cover specific subject areas and can sometimes be used for course placement). If you do poorly on an AP Spanish test, for example, you may be able to submit your SAT Subject Test score to a college instead. If the SAT Subject Test goes poorly too, you can study and retake it in June and beyond. Though not all schools look at SAT Subject Tests, some do (particularly highly competitive schools). Don't you want to have choices?

Updated on 7/18/08 at 5:30 p.m.

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