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Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who are really, really into learning. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with comprehensive and engaging hilarious materials that bring the test to life. No, not like that—put down those torches. Here, you’ll find the following: 

  • 21st-Century Online SAT Prep
  • Diagnostic Exam
  • Reports & Statistics
  • Five (5) Full-Length Practice Tests
  • Fun and Engaging review
  • 1,000+ Vocabulary Words
  • 1,000+ SAT Practice Problems
  • Test-Specific Strategies
  • Math Shack
  • Flashcards

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Everything you always wanted to know about the SAT*

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About the SAT

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The SAT: An Introduction

You might be under the impression that the SAT is the tool of Big Brother, Voldemort, or Darth Vader, but we're here to assure you that this impression is totally false. Probably. Although the ominous acronym has been striking fear into the hearts of high school students for decades, the SAT is actually a friendly sort of test—and you can prepare for it. Really.

Yes, your performance on this exam might determine a meaningful chunk of your academic future (namely, where you go to college), but you have two secret weapons on your side: practice and preparation. Wait, make that three secret weapons: practice, preparation, and Shmoop.

The SAT is a standardized test that is designed to level the playing field for college applicants. It helps those well-loved institutes of higher learning compare a home-schooled high school senior from San Francisco and a private school attendee from Omaha. Yes, life would be easier if colleges could just trust that two students from two different schools who had the exact same grades learned the same things...but that's not how it works. Some high schools are guilt of a little grade inflation here and there, while others are total Scrooges with their high marks.

Who you gonna call? ...SAT!

Because the SAT is offered several times a year, high school students often take it more than once (gluttons). However, if you study hard and work your tail off, you can get away with just one round of this sucker. You think you can; we think you can.

Why Are You Here?

You're staring at a computer screen when you could be hurling a spiral pass into your friend's gut, shopping for cellphone covers at the mall, or, well, staring at a computer screen but for a more fun reason.

You are here because you want to upgrade your life and get in to the best college that your talents can buy. Yes, it's scary, and yes, it's all right to panic. You're under a lot of pressure with school, parents, and significant others. Add a test that has major implications for your future, and even Thor himself would be sweating bullets. Rest assured: this isn't the only twist in your story. Grades, extracurricular activities, and your admissions essays all carry heavy weight in the admissions officers' eyes. The SAT is just another piece of the puzzle.

If you've already taken the PSAT, which about 70% of SAT-takers have done, you have a general sense of the dance you are about to boogie. If you killed it during the practice round, exhale: odds are good you re going to kill it on the SAT as well. If you sucked eggs and want a big upgrade, you can do it. It is a lot of work, but it's worth it. This is a test you really do want to crush.

We like to think of the SAT like some kind of oversized video game villain. The first time it rumbles onto the screen, if you don't know what to expect, you might go down in button-mashing flames. But if you understand the nuances of the exam, you can go all Konami on its derriere and up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-start your way to ultimate SAT domination.

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