Hello Socratica Friends! Are you worried about Standardized Tests? Do you have to prepare to take the SAT? ACT? GRE? TOEFL, LSAT, MCAT? The Socratica Team has taken SO many of these tests (and we’ve done pretty well, not gonna lie). We can help.

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Our most important piece of advice: NO CRAMMING!
Our general rule of thumb: Only study what you DON’T know.
Practice is key. Give yourself tons of time to practice. Not all at once! Break it into chunks, a little every day.

This video covers our advice for taking standardized tests in general. But if you’d like us to make a follow-up video about a specific test, let us know in the comments below. We could do that!

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How to Use Flashcards

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How to Use Mnemonic Devices (Memory Aids)

How to Use the Feynman Technique

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How to Read a Book – classic by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren

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  3. Sadder Whiskeymann 3 years ago

    Hello Socratica!

  4. subject_17 3 years ago

    These videos really go to show how much a soothing voice can improve my learning experience.

  5. How could you be so smart and look so beautifully perfect at the same time?

    Thanks for the tips.

  6. Kaushik gupta 3 years ago

    7:44 that's me

  7. Kaushik gupta 3 years ago

    I'm preparing for JEE Entrance exam.

  8. 69 Solo 3 years ago

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  9. Mahesh Ghorsaine 3 years ago

    Then why don't you make your own courses for it. I'm waiting that.

  10. kirby march Barcena 3 years ago

    Aside from plenty of practice, another problem that every examinee will surely face is…procrastination.

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  12. BILAL TALI 3 years ago

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  13. Ankeet Kc 3 years ago

    I am taking SAT subject tests…😧

  14. Marcos Vinicius 3 years ago

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  15. abhigna thota 3 years ago

    Hello Socratica

  16. Bruno Magalhães 3 years ago

    Que audácia é essa? Você está falando o idioma errado heim!

  17. Siddharth Chillale 3 years ago

    BTW, 'Fracas' means a scuffle or a noisy disturbance, for those who don't know.

  18. Socratica 3 years ago

    Are you studying for a standardized test? What has your experience been like? Let us know!
    Don't forget to visit the special page for Socratica Friends at Magoosh:

  19. ram kumar 3 years ago

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  20. ram kumar 3 years ago

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  21. SAT subject tests still have penalty for guessing , check this link
    it says :
    Your answer sheet is scanned and the resulting file of answers is analyzed by our system. The system takes the circles that you filled in and calculates your raw score. Basically, this is the sum of points you earned based on the number of questions you answered correctly, minus a fraction of the number of the questions that you answered incorrectly:

    One point is added for each correct answer.

    A fraction of a point is subtracted for wrong answers:

    1/4 point is subtracted for five-choice questions.

    1/3 point is subtracted for four-choice questions.

    1/2 point is subtracted for three-choice questions.

    No points are deducted for unanswered questions.

    If the resulting score is a fraction, it is rounded to the nearest whole number — 1/2 or more is rounded up; less than 1/2 is rounded down.

    maybe SAT 1 has no penalty , but subject tests do ….

  22. Such soothing voice <3

  23. Un Usuario Mas :v 3 years ago

    ¿Socratica español? 🙁

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