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The SATs are probably the most important tests that you’ll take, as a high school student, they can help you determine what college you’ll get into, how much scholarship money you’ll get and a number of other things, the good news is that these tests aren’t an one-time deal, you can take the SATs more than once.
The PhD is as a tenth or eleventh grader and the SAT is as an eighth or ninth grader, in addition there are resources, we have to help you study and improve your score from time to time on the SAT, Khan Academy and College Board have partnered to create probably the best resource to help you study and improve your score on the SAT.
Let’s get started in logging in to Khan Academy, to start, open a web browser and navigate to Khan Academy org, here is the landing page, as a student, you will click start learning now and be prompted to either sign up with Facebook Gmail or sign up with email, now you can sign up with the regular email by putting a first name, last name and email and the date of birth.
However after you click sign up, you’ll have to go to that email and open up an email message to confirm that it’s an active email, on the other hand you can also sign in with Gmail which is an easier process especially if you have a gmail account, click that, they’ll be prompted for your gmail account as well as the password.
You’ll be asked if you would like Khan Academy to work with your Google account and our course access for it, you should allow that, next you’ll be taking your dashboard where you’ll have a number of subjects here that you can click on, for now let’s go to test prep and new SAT starting March 2016.
At this point, you’ll be prompted to answer three questions before starting the SAT review, first question is that which SAT would like to practice for all of our students, we are practicing for the new SAT out of 1600 points, the exam starts in March, our seniors will be practice for the new SAT and that ends in January and the PSAT is from the previous October.
So we’re all going to click new SAT, next the second question asks students for the zip code, this lets them know about upcoming SAT events in their area, such as Saturday in-person practice tests and local study groups, while this is optional, it’s advantageous for them to put their zip code in it to know about this information.
So here is the zip code for high school, it’s zero six one zero six, your answer to the third question will depend on whether or not you’ve taken a PSAT, SAT eight nine or the SAT v4, if you have taken any of those tests, you can answer A, you’ll be prompted to sign in to college Borg and your scores will automatically be sent from college board over to Khan Academy.
Khan Academy will instantly make a personalized learning plan for you and you won’t have to take any diagnostic test, on the other hand, if you have not taken any of these tests, you’ll select option B to take your first diagnostic quiz, which will place you and give you your own personalized learning plan.
I will cover both options in this article, let’s start first with option A if you have taken one of the SAT or PSAT tests, and then with option B if you have not taken an SAT test, feel free to skip ahead until you’ve seen the screen that says taking the diagnostic test, so first option A is connecting with College Board for students who have taken the SAT 8/9 PSAT or SAT and want to link the College Board scores to Khan Academy.
If you haven’t, go ahead and select option A to sign the college bar org and click on next, you’ll be sent to a College Board website where you’re asked to sign in with a username and password that you’ve created before to use on College Board, if you haven’t, you can also click sign up to create an account on College Board com.
However that tutorial will not be covered in this article, once you have you your username and password, please click sign in, next a request for approval Khan Academy will be asked to link to College Board to share your scores, and to continue to share scores every time that you take a new PSAT or SAT, please click send, it will connect to College Board, analyze your PSAT results and create a personalized learning plan for you.
Once that is done, you will see that this screen here is now officially connected with Khan Academy, unless you need to know about how to take the diagnostic tests, we have done with setting up your personalized learning plan, next you can click practice math until you see the screen titled individualized practice.
Option B is taking the diagnostic test for students who have not taken the SAT 8/9, PSAT or SAT and need to take a placement test to develop the individualized learning plan, if you haven’t, select B to take your first diagnostic quiz and press onward, you’ll be prompted with a math tab and a reading tab.
All you need to do is to go ahead down here for math or here for reading and writing and take these diagnostic quizzes, if there’s a teacher with you, they will tell you which one to take first, for now we’ll take the reading one first, this explains the skill levels that you may get after taking the quiz, but we’ll come back to these later.
So next go to directions, you can review your answers at the end of quiz, the quiz is not timed and most importantly on this diagnostic, if you don’t know the answer to a question, on the Rio SAT there is some penalty for guessing, you should always choose an answer but this time you can select I would be guessing instruct the quiz.
Each of the diagnostic quizzes includes ten questions, in the reading section, there’s a passage on the left-hand side and there are five questions on the right-hand side, once you answer all of these questions or select I would be guessing for them, you can move on to the sixth questions through ten.
There will be another passage on the left-hand side and five more questions on the right-hand side, once you have done, Khan Academy will grade the individual questions correct or incorrect, give you a quick score in different sections and also some energy points, this is Khan Academy’s way of giving you points for effort.
Once you are ready, you can review your answers, this diagnostic test continues to take the diagnostic quizzes in reading writing language, which foreign writing language and math quizzes one two three and four note, the first one and the second one do not need a calculator, and for the third and the forth one, you can use a calculator.
Give you an example of one of those here, such as the reading one, there are ten questions in each math section and you can select A B C or D or E that I would be guessing if you do not truly know the answer, the most important thing about these diagnostic tests is that you take them seriously.
If you rush or don’t read the directions on a certain set of them or if you use a calculator when you’re not supposed to in a math section, then your scores will not be reflective of your ability that could be higher or lower, since the SATs are such important tests, we want your personalized learning plan to fit exactly what you need to get a better score.
Rushing or using calculator when you’re supposed to will not help those things, remember that the SAT is probably the most important test that you’ll take in high school, please take it seriously, next individualized practice is for when you have either finished all the diagnostic quizzes or you have connected your college board scores out to access your individualized practice.
Then you login to Khan Academy and click the practice tab at the top, for this article, we’ll be starting, next with the math tab below, you should see your math practice recommendations below that, one option is to follow this list of recommendations of skills that you have missed on your SAT or PSAT.
In this case, I can group similarity linear equation word problems and interpreting non-linear expressions, once you’ve finished those three skills, practicing it will give you a 15-minute section where you can practice the new skills that you’ve learned in a timed setting, if you scroll down the page, you also have a second option.
Khan Academy lists every single skill that you will need on the SAT grouped into different sections, for example here’s the heart of algebra, below is a list of skills with a button for practicing them, if you look at the left hand side, a dial is here, that tells you your performance on that current skill.
For example, this one has three fill, then this one only has two, what do those mean? Each skill on the SAT is given a level of either 1 2 3 or 4 depending on how well you do on the diagnostic test or on your previous SAT or PSAT, if the skill is at a level 1 for you, it means that there are other prerequisites or earlier skills that they’ll need to practice first before you get to this skill.
So you’ll practice the skill later, if a skill is at level 2 for you, it means that you’ve gotten some of these questions incorrect on your diagnostic quiz or on the PSAT or SAT, but you’re ready to start practicing them and getting better, when you practice these questions, we’ll be at an easier level.
If you have a skill level of 3 for a certain skill, it means that they’ve gotten some of those questions correct on the diagnostic test or on the PSAT or SAT that you’ve taken and that you’re ready to keep going and improve your skills, these are medium difficulty.
On the other hand, if you have a skill level of four for any of the skills, it means that it is the highest level that you can reach and that you’ve been getting, those questions consist the correct on the diagnostic test or on the previous SAT or PSAT, these are the hardest questions that the SAT will give you.
Let’s look at a student example in the SAT math section, there are four large topics that you can be tested on, the first is called heart of algebra, now these skills focus on linear equations, their graphs and their applications, and it is a skill based on all the level three skills that this student has here.
I’d say that they’re doing a very nice job and they can do some additional practice to get to the hardest level questions, but overall it’s good for the first time, the next topic is called passport to advanced mathematics, these are built on the skills from the heart of algebra by applying them to other function types, and all these skills are largely things.
You’ll see that in an algebra 2 class such as solving quadratic equations, the radical and rational equations things with exponents polynomials things of that, now there are a couple of level three skills here for the students, there’s level two so they have a bit to practice and passport to advanced mathematics.
The third topic is called problem solving and data analysis, these skills focus on real-world problems that involve concepts such as proportions units and statistical analysis, and these are kinds of skills that you’ll see all the way from the sixth, seventh and eighth grade in the middle school.
It is all the way up through hours of run Java tree algebra to through any of your classes such as ratios rates proportions, working with scatter plots tables percents, you might even see these things in a science class or an engineering class, this student has a mix of level 2s and level threes, so this will also be a good section to practice, especially those level 2 skills.
The last topic in the math section is additional topic in math, now these skills cover a variety of concepts including geometry, trigonometry and complex numbers, but the bulk of this is things that you’ll see in a geometry class, such as circle theorems angles and right triangles congruence.
There are big topics in the reading and writing section of the SAT, the first is reading, these skills focus on analyzing and identifying the meaning structure and purpose of text passages, and include science, literature, history and social science type articles and passages, so you can notice that reading doesn’t apply in English class, you can see these kinds of articles in science class, history class and any of your electives.
Any reading in any class is a fair game, the second major topic is writing and language, these skills focus on revising argumentative informative and nonfiction narrative passages, the third and fourth big topic is grammar and effective language use, these skills focus on grammar usage and punctuation.
In these practices, you will answer questions about standalone sentences, the exam grammar questions will always be about sentences that are part of full writing and language text passages, such as vocabulary, precision tones, syntax and punctuation, but those encompass this last topic and judged by all of the level two skills on here.
It seems that the student is going to have to do a bit of practice with the grammar, let’s hop back to the math section for a second, when you go ahead to practice one of these skills, you’ll get a series of five questions, multiple choices ABCD, try to do the best you can, but if you’re having trouble, you can always watch a video or show a hint on this individual question.
Try and treat it as much like SATs as you can, because on the real test, there are no hints, one of the best things about these questions is that once you answer a question whether it’s right or wrong, it will give you the reasoning of why that question is correct or why your answer is wrong, be sure to read these as carefully as you can.
So when you get an incorrect answer, you can read it and improve on the next question, and here is a reading example this time with 11 questions, make sure that you take these seriously when you check your answer again, please read through all of the questions, so you can understand what you do is correct or incorrect and improve the next time, thank you and good luck.