Friday, October 13, 2006

12 Last Minute SAT Test Tips

1. The night before the test get ready. Make sure you have your admission ticket, valid photo ID., new batteries in your calculator, several No. 2 pencils, and some energy snacks for the breaks.

2. Get good nights sleep. Do not stay up studying. This should have been done by now and a good nights sleep is the best thing for you.

3. You do not know if it is going to be hot or cold so make sure you have a sweater or light coat if it gets cold and can roll up your sleeves if it is hot.

4. Try to go to bathroom before you leave.

5. Commit to the SAT test. Tell your self its fun. Have a positive outlook.

6. Have some caffeine in the morning. Not to much you don’t want to get jittery.

7. Get to the SAT test early. Make sure you know where it is before the day of the test.

8. Remember all the questions are worth the same. If you don’t understand a question or it seems like it will take a long time to do, just skip it and go to the next one. If at the end you have more time you can go back and work on the ones you skipped.

9. Try circling the answers on the booklet, and the transferring every 5 answers to the answer sheet. Also circle the number of the questions you want to go back and look at. This will save you some time. As time starts to run out, transfer every answer immediately.

10. Know where you are on the SAT test. As we all know the questions go from easiest to hardest, so the obvious answers early in a set are more likely right then near the end of a section.

11. Make educated guesses. The math Grid-in questions have no wrong-answer penalties and on the other sections if you can eliminate one answer choice it pays to guess.

12. The most important thing is to relax, stay calm. Take a deep breath. You must be confident and positive.

Written by Glen Myers


At 8:55 AM, Anonymous said...

thnx for the nice tips!! appreciate!

At 9:08 AM, Joe Bloggs said...

Here's a couple of more potentially helpful "SAT MOrning Tips"

13. While you're having breakfast, make it a point to practice a few (2-3) easy questions in both Math and SC. Helps to get you geared up and thinking in SAT Mode. Lessens risk of missing the first couple of questions while getting up to speed so to speak.

14. Wear a WATCH!! Often rooms do not have clocks and ETS is not required to provide one. Wear a watch, and you'll be sure to avoid the stresses of the clockless classroom!!


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