Last minute SOL tips


Areebah Sholeman, Staff Writer

If you’re a high school student taking the SOL’s, you know how stressful they can be. It can be hard to know where to start, especially if you’re facing a lot of questions in a limited amount of time. However, with a few key strategies, you can approach them with confidence and do your best.

Read the questions carefully

Make sure you understand what the question is asking you to do before you start answering it. This will help you focus on the question and not be distracted by wrong answers. Reading through questions too quickly can cause you to make mistakes.

Study effectively

If you found haven’t been reviewing your notes and class materials regularly leading up to the test, that’s okay. Use flashcards or other study materials to help you memorize important information quickly. Make a study guide. Most importantly, get plenty of rest the night before the test so you feel refreshed and focused.

Take a practice test

To get ready for the SOL, you should take a practice test about one or two weeks before it. This will help you understand what you know and what you don’t know. Once you have this information, make a list of all the things you need to study, starting with the hardest and ending with the easiest. Start studying with the hardest thing first and then move on to the next.

I hope these tips are helpful and good luck to everyone taking an SOL this year!