Test-Prep Advice Post
The QAS (Question and Answer Service) for the SAT, and the TIR (Test Information Release) for the ACT: What are they, and why do they matter?
The SAT and ACT are two very similar tests that serve the same purpose--college admissions--and their respective companies (The College Board and ACT, Inc.) offer two very similar services called QAS and TIR, which are basically just fancy terms for “for an extra fee ($18 for the SAT and $20 for the ACT), you can order a copy of your test questions after the exam.”
Pro tip: try to avoid the (strong!) temptation to immediately check the correct answers to the questions you answered wrong the first time. Instead, ignore the correct answers at first. Instead, write down the numbers of those questions and try them again, from scratch, with no time limit. Only after you have tried the questions again should you check the correct answer. You will find that the College Board online QAS interface makes this process quite easy, since it shows you a blank question at first and requires a click to show your answer (and the correct answer). You can also use the "filter" function to look only at questions you answered incorrectly. Again, try to avoid the temptation to peek at the correct answer without trying the question first!
If you get it wrong on the 2nd try: don't despair. If you get the question wrong on the 2nd try, then this probably indicates a true weakness that needs to be addressed. Give these questions highest priority in your studies.