Get Ready for the SAT

As Londonderry High School juniors, you will take the PSAT in the fall and the SAT in the late winter/spring of your junior year. Both tests will occur during the regular school day.

Fall 2021 PSAT Test Dates: TBA

Spring 2022 SAT Test Dates: TBA


Mindset

Stressful! Taking the PSAT and SAT can be very stressful. Remember that this is only one measure- one snapshot- of your academic skills. With the proper MINDSET and some PREPARATION, the whole experience of taking these standardized tests can be less stressful and more positive.

For inspiration, check out the swagger in this video!

Preparation

Free test-prep. resources from the College Board help you get familiar with the structure and pattern of test questions and timing. This is a key to success- understanding how to "work" a standardized test.

Digital Testing Orientation: https://digitaltesting.collegeboard.org/for-students

Digital Test Day Checklist: https://digitaltesting.collegeboard.org/for-students/digital-test-day-checklist


Take a Practice Digital SAT: https://digitaltesting.collegeboard.org/for-students/practice

Note: Sign-in as "Guest User" and "Guest Session" then "Select Grade Level" , and then select "Start Digital Test Preview", and lastly, click on "Select" to move forward with settings and begin practice test.

How does Junior English prepare you for the SAT?

Our course curriculum prepares you for your future by strengthening and deepening your skills as a reader and writer.

You continually develop and deepen your skills as a reader when you:

• engage in a dialog with a text

• analyze your response to a text

• develop an argument and select passages from a text as support

• identify connections and reflect on their significance

• develop questions

• research to discover answers to questions and explore connections

• explore literary criticism (reviews, editorials, articles, documentaries etc. …)

• develop your vocabulary.


You continually develop and deepen your skills as a writer when you:

• engage in the writing process – brainstorming, drafting, editing and revising

• effectively use online resources to edit and refine your writing

• create a supported argument with strong voice, idea development, word choice and organization

• develop your range through multiple genres – argument, reflection, prose and poetry

• develop your vocabulary.