Tampa English Tutor Gives SAT Math Tip

Posted on 9th August 2010 in Tampa SAT Preparation

I know this space is mostly devoted to SAT tips designed to help students improve their scores on the SAT writing and SAT critical reading sections, but one of my students shared a tip that he has been using on SAT math.

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For equation problems that he is working by plugging in the answer choices, he starts with choice C. Because the SAT answers are in numerical order, starting with C lets him quickly tell if he needs to move up or down from that point.

Either way, he knows that one of the two remaining answers is correct.


I don’t really know much about SAT math because I don’t tutor it at all, but I thought this SAT prep tip was quite clever and might help a few of you do better on SAT math.

What do you think? Would you use this strategy?

If you need help in preparing for the SAT math, feel free to give me a call at 813.787.8959 if you are in New Tampa or Wesley Chapel, and I will refer you to an outstanding SAT math tutor.

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