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Ace the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests with hard work, plenty of studying, and the tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- Mental calculations
- Internet access
- Practice tests
Practice mental calculations
Practice mental calculations. Do addition and subtraction in your head by regrouping numbers into divisions of 10. Even if there isn't any math on the test, mental calculations improve mental capability, speed of response, memory power, and concentration.
Take practice tests
Take practice tests, which are available online. This will help you increase your speed by recognizing patterns and the types of questions asked.
Determine how the test will be administered
Determine how the test will be administered and the environment in which you will take the test to mentally prepare for the testing situation.
Eat and sleep
Eat a well-balanced meal before taking the test and get plenty of sleep the night before to allow your brain to function properly.
Show up early
Arrive early for the test, use the bathroom, and relax. IQ tests are a measure of your intelligence. While it is possible to slightly increase your score with these steps, you cannot increase your inherited IQ level.