I know how to do the problems in the math section but I don't have time to finish. What do I do?
Pick a problem that you find easy to do. Make a list of every possible way to solve the problem. Time how long it takes for you to do the problem each way and commit to using the fastest way when you encounter similar problems. Ex. What are the solutions to x^2 - 6x + 5 Possible approaches: -Quadratic formula -Factoring -Graphing -Plugging in the answer options
Even though I know most of the vocabulary words I still run into words I'm not confident about. What should I do?
Even if you don't know the exact definition of a word it's still possible to put your knowledge to use. First, look at each of the answer options (including the one you don't know the definition of) and decide if the word is 'positive', 'negative', or 'neutral'. Then look at the context of the word you're replacing/defining and decide which category it falls into. Once finished, you should be able to at least eliminate a couple of answers and will often find that you're now down to one answer.
I have to read through each reading passage a couple of times to understand it and keep running out of time. What should I do?
As you read through the passage, write a short summary of each four sentence section in the margins. Summarizing both forces you to mentally break down what you just read and also creates a cheat sheet to answer the questions about the reading.