This Harvard Graduate Shares How You Can Ace Your SAT

Chris Ryan, a graduate of Harvard University who got a perfect score on the SAT, shared very doable strategies one can do to ace the SAT.


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A lot of high school students dread the thought of taking the SAT. If one really wants to attend the best school there is, getting a high score can help one secure a seat there. Luckily for you, you don’t have to be a genius to ace it. Chris Ryan, a graduate of Harvard University who got a perfect score on the SAT, shared to Business Insider, very doable strategies one can do to get a high chance of acing the SAT. Ryan is a SAT instructor and the Vice President of Manhattan Prep.

This SAT instructor shared three easy advices:

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First, when answering a question, check its “difficulty level”. He said, “It’s like the old Clash song ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go.” Should you stay a little longer to answer the question or move on to the next? He suggest one should practice the “30 second starters”, meaning if you can’t answer the question within 30 seconds, you move on to the next. This will give you an idea which questions are easy and which ones you should get back to later on.

Ryan shares students should not be afraid to skip a question and don’t panic when they find a question that they might not be able to answer all of them.

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Second, Ryan suggests students should bring Gatorade or Powerade when taking the test. He shared, “Your brain undergoes something called ‘decision fatigue’ after you make a bunch of decisions in a row.”

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Lastly, he suggests every student taking the SAT should get a good night sleep. He said, “There’s just no substitute for that.”

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