Warrior Ink

The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

Back to Article
Back to Article

The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

Anderson Graphics

Anderson Graphics

Anderson Graphics

Kelsey Chaffins, Contributor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The SATs have been around since 1926, with the intended purpose to test students’ knowledge in subjects needed for college.

Many seniors here at Indian River are approaching the dreaded test, or have already taken it. Your SAT scores are crucial to your acceptance into colleges you’ve dreamed about. One test that can potentially determine your future.

Approaching the test students’ nerves are getting the best of them, former IR student Danielle Styles says, “I was so nervous for that test!” who goes on to say “After it was over I was stressing about how I did on the questions, and if I could have done them differently.”

“If you yourself are approaching the exam, the best you can do is study,” junior Nathan Mills says. Preparing for the exam can also be crucial to your scores. Studying last minute will only stress you out.

5 Tips to High Scores

  1. Get a good night rest.

Even if your test is at 12p.m. your body cannot function to it’s full potential if you aren’t well rested. 8 hours at night is ideal.

  1.  Actually Study!

If you don’t know any of the material how will you pass? Getting an SAT prep book is a very smart idea if you are nervous about the material.  You can also take practiice tests online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests to get a real feel on what to expect!

  1. Pay Attention.

Make sure you are reading the questions fully. You don’t want to accidentally miss a word and it end up messing you up! Take your time and start out slowly.

  1. Understand you may mess up.

Remember only 7 out of the million of test takers score about 1580. So, do not freak out and ruin your confidence if you have a weakness in a particular subject. It is okay.

  1.  Don’t focus on time!

If you are continuously looking at the clock, your time will be shortened. Take your time and read your questions. You have an average of 3 hours and 50 minutes to take your test. If you read the questions and don’t freak out, time should not be an issue for you.

If you follow these tips, your anxiety approaching this test should not be an issue!  Understand it’s natural to have some nerves. However, don’t let those nerves make an effect on your scores. Good luck!

642 total views, 2 views today

1 Comment

One Response to “The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself”

  1. Aron Wirrik on November 14th, 2017 12:51 am

    I took the SAT twice. And honestly, you should be fine with online practice. That should be more than enough to prepare yourself, no need to dish out $50

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Lifestyle

    The Dutch…Blackface for Christmas?

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Entertainment

    Literary Club’s Annual Poetry Cafe Has Decent Turnout

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Local

    Who is John Jiler?

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Health

    Thanksgiving takes a Dangerous turn…

  • Crime

    Another Mass Shooting; 12 Dead in Bar in California

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Health

    Meet “Wilson,” the Trash Cleaning Pipe

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Local

    Try Not to Get Spooked by These IRHS Halloween Costumes

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Local

    First Snowfall of the Season…Already???

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Crime

    Canadian Cannabis – Will it Cross the Border?

  • The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself

    Crime

    Reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Leaves Scary Questions

Navigate Right
Student news site of Indian River High School.
The Dreaded SAT: How to Prepare Yourself