SAT Prep Games
Looking for ways to jumpstart your next SAT study session? Check out these prep games that will give you and your study buddies a challenge.
Remember to bring the snacks!
Let’s kick things off with some math games from the SAT exam’s official study site: Khan Academy. At the end, we’ll show you some other great places to access SAT study problems and practice games.
- New York Times: Word of the Day
What do the words “fusillade”, “usurp”, and “extravagance” have in common? They’re all a part of the New York Times word of the day club.
Along with the latest news, vocab quizzes, and geography quizzes, you’ll find a range of helpful content.
Here are some examples of their vocabulary quiz from Netflix’s Wednesday series that will get your study group session off to a fun start:
Choose the word or phrase that BEST completes each blank in the following paragraphs, taken from a 2023 Times Style article.
On a Brooklyn street dotted with auto repair garages, a line of young women wearing black ruffled dresses, black chokers, little black backpacks and Doc Martens waited in the cold outside a club called Quantum on Friday night. They were united in their fandom for the Netflix series “Wednesday” and their adoration for the show’s protagonist ______, Wednesday Addams.
The club, which is beside the Gowanus Expressway, was hosting an Addams Family-themed party dedicated to the dance that Wednesday performs in the show’s fourth episode at a prom-like event at Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for outcasts, vampires and werewolves. The angular dance is characterized by unpredictable arm ___________ and head jerks, and executed to the 1981 psychobilly classic “Goo Goo Muck,” by the Cramps. It has inspired endless fans to post bedroom tributes on TikTok.
Jenna Ortega, the 20-year-old former Disney star who plays Wednesday, __________ the moves herself by studying footage of goths dancing at clubs in the 1980s and borrowing ideas from performers like Bob Fosse, Siouxsie Sioux, Lene Lovich and Denis Lavant.
She has also cited the gyrations of Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday in the 1960s TV series “The Addams Family.” The New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas has written of Ortega’s performance: “It’s the ___________ dance of a nonconformist. It’s a celebration of weird.”
As the club filled up with Wednesdays, there was a sense of anticipation in the crowd: At midnight, on an elevated runway, there would be a contest to determine which Wednesday had mastered the dance best.
A big screen behind the D.J. booth showed clips of the old black-and-white TV series, the Addams Family movies from the 1990s and the Netflix show. The event’s organizer (an outfit called Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Presents) had promoted the party with a program that __________ a playlist of “sad girl bops,” which ended up meaning songs by Lana Del Rey and My Chemical Romance. On the stage, the hip-hop artist Sl!ck performed a Wednesday-inspired rap.
- Agreed to
The Quantum dance floor became a fashion runway for all manner of Wednesday Addams costume _________: outfits featured black-and-white socks, polka dot shirts, leather coats, metal skull earrings, thick-soled boots with silver spider buckles and brothel creepers. But there were a few spots of color in the crowd, in the form of fans dressed as Enid Sinclair, Wednesday’s jovial roommate, who wears floral skirts, pink sweaters and berets.
Which short summary below would you say BEST captures what you have read so far?
- As the pandemic enters a fourth year, clubbing is back and more popular than ever.
- At a Brooklyn club, fans of the Netflix series “Wednesday” showed off their takes on the pigtailed heroine’s signature moves in a midnight competition.
- Jenna Ortega’s much-copied dance moves in her hit Netflix series “Wednesday” draw on goth traditions that go back decades.
- The character of Wednesday Adams was created by a New Yorker cartoonist in the 1930s. Here’s why she’s still relevant today.
Check out this and other fun quizzes on the New York Times’ website.
- Khan Academy Official SAT Prep
Next, let’s try some math games taken specifically from the official SAT study prep site: Khan Academy.
Khan Academy partners with College Board, the makers of the SAT exam, to provide detailed quizzes and self-tests that will help you prepare for the SAT.
Here are some math questions for you and your friends to try:
_ + 7 = 12 | Solve for j
_ + 3 = 14 | Solve for k
6 = 2(y+2) | Solve for y
43 = 8c−5 | Solve for c
Additionally, math practice can be as simple or complex as the problems you see in your math class. Here is an example of a linear inequality word problem included in their self quizzes:
Julia has $5.00 to spend on lemons. Lemons cost $0.59 each, and there is no tax on the purchase. Which of the following inequalities can be used to represent x, the number of lemons Julia can buy?
__ ≥ 5
__ ≤ 5
- 0.59x ≥ 5
- 0.59x ≤ 5
Whatever math questions you’re looking to practice as you prepare for the SAT, Khan Academy is the premier option for using your skills and testing your knowledge.
You can access these and many other resources on their website at Khan Academy.org.
- Quizlet for Quick Memorization
Quizlet is a mega share of students from all over the world who create and supply their virtual flashcards for everyone to use. It’s free to sign up, and you can study anywhere – even offline – from the Quizlet app.
Subjects include Arts & Humanities, Languages, Math, Science, and a host of other courses. Chances are that if you’re taking a class, there is a realm of flashcards available to help you study.
Here is a flashcard list dedicated to the Writing and Language sections of the SAT. They’ve been specially curated by Matheus_Motta_B, and they’re available for anyone to use. You may find them helpful as you navigate through the vocabulary section and spice up your essay on the SAT:
Which choice helps establish the tone and style of the passage?
“On June 20, 1965, murmurs of excitement filled a Kingston, Jamaica, auditorium, where 1 way more people than were expected gathered for commencement services at the University of the West Indies.”
- NO CHANGE
- an unusually large crowd
- a whole bunch of unexpected people
- an enormous crowd of an unparalleled nature
Question Difficulty: Medium
At this point, the writer is considering adding the following sentence.
The university was established by royal charter in 1948.
Should the writer make this addition here?
“2 Along with the 400 graduates, many people had come to hear the words of that year’s commencement speaker, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
- Yes, because it provides necessary historical context that sets up the passage’s narrative.
- Yes, because it clarifies that commencement ceremonies were relatively new at the University of the West Indies.
- No, because it needlessly interrupts the discussion of Dr. King’s visit with an irrelevant detail.
- No, because it merely repeats information about the University of the West Indies that is given elsewhere in the passage.
Question Difficulty: Easy
He emphasized the need for a spirit of love and worldwide brotherhood 8 from facing the challenges of the future.
- NO CHANGE
- for the facing of
- in facing
- through facing
Question Difficulty: Medium
Dr. King spoke about unity that day. He also inspired unity.
Which choice most effectively combines the underlined sentences?
- Dr. King spoke about unity by inspiring it that day.
- Though speaking about unity that day, Dr. King actually inspired it.
- Speaking about unity, however, Dr. King also inspired it.
- Dr. King did not just speak about unity that day: he inspired it.
Question Difficulty: Medium
More flashcards, tests, and quizzes can be found on Quizlet’s website which specifically target SAT subjects with fun and memorization hacks.
Prepping for the SAT like a Pro
If you’re looking for ways to practice your SAT skills, find a study method that works for you.
You may find that study games like these help to get you prepared for a study session. Alternatively, you may want to use these as a study break when you’ve been studying for a while and need a mental snooze.
However you use study games like these, they’re meant to help you hone your skills and test your knowledge.
If you find that these concepts are too challenging for you or you’re having trouble coming up with correct answers by yourself, it can be helpful to join a study group.
This can be a small group of friends or an SAT club that meets after school. You can study together in a classroom, at someone’s home, or even with a teacher. (The most important part of a group study session are the snacks!)
If you and your study group friends want more specialized tutoring on any subjects on the SAT, reach out to Prep Expert today for specialized SAT assistance. One of their scholarly tutors can help you navigate the ins and outs of the content you’ll be completing on the SAT.