There’s probably no more important standardized test in any student’s academic life than the SAT or ACT. Obviously there are tons of materials for practicing the tests and some of the programs can be pretty pricey. Here’s some free Android apps the we’ve compiled to make SAT practice a lot easier and affordable.
Published by Ivy Standard, a test preparation site. The vocabulary section of the SAT can be daunting even for the most literate among us. This is a free version of the app, but you can purchase the full version, which has over 150 more words and removes ads.
This app shows you a word and provides four possible answers to its definition and keeps track of your streak (good or bad), and displays tips and tricks, such as providing info on the root meaning of words. Overall, this is a very helpful vocabulary app.
Problem solving abilities are important for any test and that’s where this free app can hone your skills. There are ten categories of questions you can choose from: Number Series, Essential Part, Matching Definitions, Logical Problems, Statement and Assumption, Theme Detection, Letter and Symbol Series, Analogies, Making Judgments, and Logical Games.
When you begin you will have a question to read and then four answers from which to choose. The app does not allow you to choose an answer so when you figure it out, hit the show answer button and see how it compares to yours. In addition to the answer, there is a short explanation which is a great addition as knowing why you were wrong can be more helpful than a lucky correct answer.
This app takes a different approach to helping students learn vocabulary. Instead of trying to cram, this app is designed to work on one word a day over a lengthier period of time. This is a free app that is supported by a small banner ad, and I couldn’t find any way to remove the ads. The app has some nice features, and I would recommend using them to get the maximum benefit. You can set up the app to give you notifications of the arrival of new words and the daily word. Another neat option is that you can have the app pronounce the word to you.
Opening the app, you will be presented with the word, its definition, and an audio button. Confident students can easily hide and then guess the definition. You can favorite any word and then access it along with your other favorites from the bottom menu button. In addition to the daily word, you can find a random word(s). A fun feature of the app is that you can share the word as a challenge to your friends.
This is the free version of the app which has over 5000 SAT vocabulary words and over 150 SAT math problems. The pro version has over 7000 SAT words, over 250 SAT math problems, and over 250 SAT Sentence Completion Problems.
You’ll be presented with three categories of questions consisting of random math, vocab, and word problems. For the SAT question, you will need to complete the sentence with the correct word.