Reviewing subject matter broadly does not constitute an effective preparation strategy for the SAT and ACT. Since the SAT and ACT constrain students’ performance within strict time limits, understanding the test format is essential. Being familiar with the test structure and testing circumstances, students can deftly navigate each section, and not become flustered when encountering a difficult question. Then, even for students with less content mastery, an accurate answer to each question can be identified, using test taking techniques, thus leading to the highest possible score. In the end, a test preparation strategy that balances both content review and learning the test structure, students can best position to increase their scores.