SAT Sample Questions

As you may or may not know, the SAT tests are standardized tests that assess your academic abilities in order to determine how prepared you are for college-level courses. You will take the SAT exam in your final year of high school. College admissions offices use your test scores as a way to evaluate your eligibility to attend their school.

Your score can also help you attain financial aid and scholarships which will become crucial in your college application process (trust me, the more scholarships you can get, the better off you will be in budgeting your college career).

So, with that being said, the SAT is an extremely important part of your college application. Now, don’t let that make you anxious or stressed—I’m just saying that you are going to have to prepare for this test in order to be successful on it.

There are several books available that not only depict the sections of the SAT with written explanations but that also offer worksheets with SAT sample questions.

The Official SAT Study Guide (2nd Edition) by The College Board
This book includes SAT sample questions and practice tests created by the test makers. With over 1,000 pages and more than 20 chapters, it’s packed with the most up-to-date information students need to get ready for the test.

11 Practice Tests for the SAT and PSAT (2013 Edition) By The Princeton Review
Includes 11 total full-length practice tests (10 for the SAT and 1 for the PSAT) with SAT sample questions. It also includes an overview of SAT basics and scoring, tips for the writing sections, and has answers so you can learn from the SAT sample questions you missed.

15 Practice SAT Subject Tests by McGraw-Hill
This book offers practice tests and SAT sample questions on more than one subject, strategies from test-prep professionals, and also overall prepares you for your best performance on the SAT.

All of these books provide helpful SAT sample questions, but let’s say you’re not interested in buying a book and just want to practice in a different format. Is that you? If so, you can also check out an array of websites that offer the same helpful advice.

The SAT sample questions listed on the websites below follow some of the same companies of the books I listed above, so whether you utilize their website or book—you will receive the same level of preparation.* (best resource)

Once you register for free, the website allows you to gain practice through study plans, “The Official SAT Question of the Day”, and full practice tests with SAT sample questions. In addition, the website offers answers and general information about the SAT.

Another helpful tab I discovered was “Skills Insight.” This tab helps you master the skills that will ultimately help you achieve your highest score on each section of the SAT test.


This website offers practice tests with SAT sample questions and resources for high school, college, and graduate tests. Within the SAT section of the website, you will find practice tests for each section as well as vocabulary lists and eight week prep plans.

This modern website promises to offer the most up-to-date information about the SAT registration procedures, test schedule, and patterns on the exam. As with the other two websites, on you can find SAT sample questions and practice tests, tips, study guides, and overall advice.

I think another additional tip I can give you is to just breathe. I know so many high school students get all worked up on the day of the test and sometimes that stress hinders their score. I remember I was one of those students on the first day that I took the test. If you take the time to go through these websites or purchase the books and actually practice, I guarantee that you should be sufficiently prepared for the SAT exam.

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Stephanie Vlk

Stephanie Vlk

Stephanie Vlk is a junior at the University of Dayton pursuing a degree in communication with a concentration in electronic media as well as a minor in English. While not in class, Stephanie is involved in a service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and a honors professional fraternity, Phi Beta Chi. Outside of academic and community activities, she enjoys dancing hip hop, reading, spending time with friends, and doing yoga.