There are simple, inexpensive ways to prepare for the SATs during these lazy, unscheduled days of summer. First off, begin to read the Editorial/Commentary page of your family's daily newspaper faithfully. Not only will you force yourself to concentrate on each published piece, but you will also learn something about the larger world. It's a discipline to focus on each written piece and will help with your concentration during the SAT's. Another inexpensive way to prepare is to go to your public library to check out test preparation materials. If you cannot borrow or beg others' preparation materials, you can always go online to Amazon to order used-books. Lastly, write, write, and write about anything.