In addition to all the DS&P concepts
and step methods you have learned, you must also arm yourself with
some broad SAT test-taking strategies. If you don’t have the correct
overall approach to the SAT, all the DS&P work you have done
in this book will fall by the wayside.
Have you ever showed up alone at a house party after it
already started? It can be pretty intimidating. Groups of kids in
all the rooms and on the front and back lawns. Your instinct is
to walk through the entire house and find your group of friends
first. After you talk with your friends for a while and get relaxed,
you start to wander through and begin to talk with and meet new
people. You would never just arrive and try to talk with new people
immediately—that’s social suicide.