Running a Study Group

Use your kickoff meeting to set the stage for a successful SAT study group.

Access Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

Instructions

  1. Prepare before you meet.

    Before the first meeting, each member should use the Khan Academy website to identify their strengths and weaknesses so they can share those with the group.

  2. Set ground rules.

    Create a positive atmosphere for your group by agreeing on ground rules. Here are some good rules:  

    • Treat every member with respect. 
    • Welcome all questions. Support each other by trying to answer each other’s questions.  
    • Stay focused. Don’t look at your phones during meetings. 
    • Show up prepared by putting in the time to practice between meetings.
  3. Designate a timekeeper.

    Some questions take longer to answer than others, but if the discussion becomes unproductive, the timekeeper can get the group back on track and ensure everyone gets a turn.

  4. Agree on a study plan.

    To make the most of the time you have, you’ll need a schedule. Use the full-length practice tests as the anchors of your schedule because they’ll help everyone measure their progress and know what to focus on. We recommend taking practice tests every three or four weeks, depending on how much time you have before test day.  

    The important thing is to review the questions you missed after each test. In between tests, you’ll have time to practice on your own, watch Khan Academy videos, and come to group meetings with your questions.