Other Ways to Prepare
If you are not a reader, become one. Reading top-notch
prose and learning by example is one of the most important (and
pleasant) ways to become a good writer. Read literary fiction and
magazines or newspapers with high-quality writing, such as the New
York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific
American, Harper’s, the Atlantic
Monthly, the Nation, and the Economist.
Many of these publications are available for free on the Internet.
Avoid reading “markety” language, which is often incorrect.
Also, nothing beats learning by doing. In your day-to-day writing,
whether in assignments for school or emails to friends, strive to
be exact and correct in your grammar, logic, and choice of words.
Correct does not mean stilted and boring.
Plan out a schedule of study not only for multiple-choice
writing but also for all aspects of your SAT preparation. Having
a plan and working day by day is the best antidote for anxiety.
Preparing for the SAT does not have to be a nightmare. In fact,
a positive attitude about the test will help focus your attention
on maximizing your potential.