I consider myself a pretty good standardized test taker. As a sophomore in high school, I scored a 720 V and 760 M (out of 800) on the SAT in the time prior to the writing segment. More than 30 years after graduating, I scored a 33 (out of 36) composite on the ACT to qualify as a college test preparation tutor. In the past two years, I passed the tests to advance ten levels in my part time financial services job.For reference, I'm not a genius. Instead, I do three things to maximize my score on standardized tests. Here are my strategies to do well:
Of course, learning and knowing the subject matter is also very important. If I didn't already know arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, the above test strategies wouldn't help much in a standardized math test. However, when I do know the topic, the above test strategies typically help me maximize my scores.
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