Mastering the SAT: A 2 Month Study Plan for Optimal Results

Mastering the SAT: A 2 Month Study Plan for Optimal Results

Written by Chris Hernandez

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Mastering the SAT: A 2 Month Study Plan for Optimal Results

Embarking on a 2 month SAT study plan may seem like a marathon, but with a well-structured approach, you can confidently stride towards success. In this comprehensive guide, we'll provide you with a detailed, week-by-week plan to ensure you make the most out of your 2 months of preparation.

Why is it Important to Take Full-Length, Timed Practice Tests?

It is essential to take a full-length practice SAT test with a timer to best prepare for the actual SAT. Amikka Learning offers a variety of full-length practice tests. This enables you to time yourself and get an idea of what your score will be on the real SAT.

Studies suggest that scores on a full-length practice test, taken after studying and close to the test date, will be indicative of your real SAT score. Furthermore, practice tests can give you an idea of areas that need more work, which is helpful if you have only one month to prepare.

It is advised that you simulate the real SAT when taking full-length practice tests. This means beginning at 8 a.m. on a Saturday, abiding by the allotted section times, and taking a break only when one is provided on the actual exam.

Doing so will not only allow you to identify areas of difficulty but will also boost your SAT test-taking confidence by helping you get accustomed to the format, pacing, and the feeling of facing the SAT at 8 a.m. on a Saturday.

SAT Study Calendar

If you're taking the SAT in two months, make sure to have a clear plan of action, make the most of each day. Setting up an SAT study plan is essential for successful preparation. Allocating time for each section of the exam, as well as for practice tests and revision, will make sure you stay focused and maximize your score.

When planning for the SAT, it is important to be realistic and incorporate all of your other commitments into your study calendar. This will enable you to create a plan and keep yourself accountable for your preparation.

The SAT is composed of three sections: reading, writing and language, and math (with and without a calculator). Therefore, it is essential to allow yourself enough time to review each subject and take practice tests each week.

SAT Weekly Study Schedule

You can plan your study schedule in a way that works for you, making sure to take a break for one day a week, so your brain can relax.

  • You may choose to take off on the day before you take the full-length practice test, or the following day.
  • Your extracurricular activities on a particular day may affect your choice of off-day.
  • Your longest studying session should always be your practice tests, which should last around 3 hours.
  • If you need to fit a week's worth of studying into four days, you could try combining your practice test review and Writing & Language Prep into the same day.
  • Before you start, it's a good idea to map out your entire two month study schedule, and once you have that in place, you'll be good to go.
  • Here’s a sample of a weekly study schedule focusing on writing and reviewing practice tests and spending the rest of the week addressing problem areas.

(And YES – you will start every week by taking a full-length SAT practice test.)

Week 1-2: Setting the Foundation

Week 1 Strategy

Kickstart your journey by taking a full-length SAT practice test to gauge your current standing.

  • Thoroughly analyze your results, noting which areas need improvement.
  • Spend as much time analyzing your answers as you did to take the test.
  • Begin by addressing the questions you got incorrect and analyze where you went wrong.
    • Do you need to review the concept?
    • Did you make any miscalculations in your scratchwork?
  • Next, look back at the questions you answered correctly.
    • Compare your process for finding the answer to the given explanation.
    • There may be a way for you to be more effective in your steps to reach the correct answer, which may ultimately save valuable time.
  • Use what you learned from analyzing your test results to prepare for the test.
    • Focus where necessary but don't disregard going over the basic ideas, doing exercises, and double-checking your answers.
  • Create your detailed weekly study calendar, allocating time for each section.

Week 2 Strategy

Take another full-length practice test to measure your progress and start refining your study approach.

  • Analyze results, focusing on persistent weak areas.
    • Spend as much time analyzing your answers as you did to take the test.
    • Begin by addressing the questions you got incorrect and analyze where you went wrong.
    • If your answers show improvement in last week’s problem areas, build on that.
  • Experiment with different study methods and time management strategies.
  • Begin targeted review sessions for weaker areas.

Week 3-4: Building Momentum

Week 3 Strategy

Shift your focus to reinforcing foundational concepts and refining test-taking strategies.

  • Take a full-length practice test for assessment.
  • Direct study sessions based on practice test results.
  • Solidify your understanding of core concepts.

Week 4 Strategy

Concentrate on polishing your skills and fine-tuning your strategies.

  • Take a final full-length practice test to measure progress.
  • Identify areas of strength for potential score boosts.
  • Review weaker concepts but prioritize reinforcing strengths.
  • Refine time management skills.

Week 5-6: Intensive Review

Week 5 Strategy

Enter the intensive review phase, targeting specific content areas and practicing under timed conditions.

Week 6 Strategy

Continue the intensive review, emphasizing consistent practice and refinement.

  • Take multiple section-specific practice tests.
  • Identify and address any remaining weak points.
  • Consider seeking support from tutors or online courses.

Week 7: Final Strengthening

Week 7 Strategy

Enter the final strengthening phase, consolidating knowledge and perfecting strategies.

  • Take a full-length practice test for confidence-building.
  • Focus on high-scoring potential areas.
  • Review all test-taking strategies and pacing techniques.

Week 8: Test-Day Preparation

In the last week, ensure you are well-rested and confident for test day.

  • Take a final full-length practice test.
  • Focus on relaxation techniques and mental preparation. Check out Amikka Learning’s mindset tips to help you conquer the big day.
  • Dedicate the last two days to rest, avoiding any last-minute cramming.

Seeking External Support

Throughout your journey, consider leveraging external resources for added support.

  • Explore online courses from reputable providers.
  • Utilize official SAT practice materials.
  • Seek guidance from tutors or test prep services like Amikka Learning.


A 2 month SAT study plan requires dedication, but it's a journey well worth the effort. By diligently following this guide, you'll be well-prepared to tackle the SAT and achieve your highest potential. For additional insights and resources, explore platforms like Amikka Learning and the official SAT resources provided by the College Board.

Remember, the SAT is not just a test; it's an opportunity to showcase your skills and open doors to exciting educational prospects. Best of luck on your SAT journey!

Written by Founder
Chris Hernandez

Christopher Hernandez, the founder of Amikka Learning, couldn’t afford expensive SAT tutoring so he spent hundreds of hours studying on his own.

After improving over 400 points and attending an Ivy League school he realized how unfair the playing field was with tutoring: no matter how smart you were, if you couldn’t afford tutoring you were stuck.
His dream was to change this.

He began tutoring for the SAT and quickly realized that he was a gifted tutor. His students were loving his program and improving very fast.

Fast forward 8 years, Amikka is a leader in the education industry and has helped thousands of students get into their dream schools.

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