Establish a Baseline Score
The first thing you need to do is take a full-length diagnostic
test in the most testlike conditions possible. Taking a real SAT
test before you begin your studying will pinpoint your strengths
and weaknesses. Log onto SparkNotes’ test prep site at testprep.sparknotes.com
take a free practice test. The score you receive on this test will
be your baseline score. This score tells you how well you would
score on the SAT without any practice or preparation.
The advantage to using our online test is that you receive
instant scoring and feedback. The feedback tells you what sections
and item types you need to focus on in preparing for the exam. If
you score well on geometry, you know you don’t need to spend too
much time preparing for those items. The extra time you save on
those items can go toward preparing for a section you’re having
more trouble with. If you score poorly on Reading Passages, you
can focus your study and preparation on that part of the test.