Taking Practice Tests

Full-length practice tests are an essential part of any SAT or ACT prep plan. They aren't fun, but they help build endurance. I recommend the official practice test books for each exam:

But don't just open the book and rush through the tests! Official tests are a finite resource that should be used sparingly. I have my students take a full practice test every 2 to 3 weeks. I always have them time themselves to simulate the real testing experience. Here are a few timers that students can use to proctor themselves so that it's easier to focus on the test itself: