Don’t waste your time. You’ve read the instructions on the practice tests.
Easy questions are worth the same as hard questions but take less time to answer. Therefore we recommend that you do the easy questions first.
Unanswered questions are worth no points on the SAT, whereas correct answers are worth one point. Incorrect answers, on the other hand, cause a fraction of a point to be deducted from your score. The general advice is always the same: if you can elminate at least one choice, guess.
If you are famous someday, it is precisely your scribbles that will be worth money. The test book is yours to write in (but not to keep).
The Scantron machines are quite sensitive, so don’t make stray marks on your answer sheet.
Hard questions are usually later in a section than easier ones. You may find some “easy” questions hard and vice-versa, but in general terms you should do the test sequentially (from easy to hard). Skip hard questions and mark them in your test booklet to come back and do them later.
Multiple choice questions have one answer on the SAT.
Check to make sure you’re marking in the right place.
Bring a watch to the test, and don’t talk to anybody during the test. You’re likely to get beaten up and/or thrown out of the test.
The machine may read other grades of pencils, but probably won’t. Why risk it? Make sure your pencil is a number two. If you want to read more about number two pencils, click here.