You can start taking them as a sophomore. A good predictor and practice, though, are your state's yearly tests.
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Ok. Have fuun but please reply my other post.
Lauren, here's a good plan:
grade 10, fall - take the PSAT (for practice)
grade 11, fall - take the PSAT (for National Merit qualifying)
grade 11, spring - take the SAT
grade 12, fall - take the SAT
Before you take any of them, make sure you take advantage of the practice tests available here: http://www.collegeboard.com ~~> http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html (for PSAT) and http://www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student (for SAT)
I actually have another recommendation.
Look at the schools you want to go to. Which do they want you to take, ACT or SAT?
Then, in the summer before 9th grade, go to the bookstore and buy some of the practice for the SAT/ACT exams books, and DO THOSE EXERCISES. It will take all summer. Make flashcards of the vocab words in the SAT (the word list is well known, and published). Learn those words.
In the math sections, start to memorize/learn things you don't know.
Then, in the tenth grade, if you are needing the ACT, take it, and buy your exam and answer sheet (yes, they sell them). Then, go over each question you missed, and figure out why).
In the 11 th grade, take the ACT or SAT for a practice run. Take them in early fall if possible, then again late in spring. Why more than once? The only grade that matters is the highest.
In your senior year, take them again early fall if you need them.
But the most important thing is to start preparing in the 9th grade, it takes months, and it is the best time investment you can do.
Excellent ideas here from bobpursley. Follow them!!
Thank You!!! :)
PS: It really helps :)
I'm also going to take SAT's and ACT's next year if I get accepted to John Hopkins Talent Search. Plus I'm also doing ACT's and SAT's 2 in high school.
You take the SAT in 11th grade....