Guest Author - Dominique Jordan
The SAT (the standardized test) is an examination that is taken by every high school student in order to fulfill the necessary requirements for admission into many colleges in the United States.
If you are a high school teen who is even the slightest bit nervous about taking this exam, you really shouldn’t be. Countless individuals all over the country have taken and passed the SAT and gone on to live very fulfilling lives afterward.
Some have even taken it more than once in order to achieve a higher passing score. Even if you take the SAT once or a hundred times, there is one thing you should take into consideration…be prepared!
Below are several ways that can help you relax and obtain the highest possible score.
•Find out what will be on the exam by taking a preparation class. A class will definitely strengthen your knowledge of what will be on the SAT and just how to study for it. If your school is offering any of these classes, it is necessary for you to take them. In these types of classes you will learn things like creating flashcards and making a schedule to prioritize your out-of-school time for studying.
•Maintain your progression. You can do this by studying smarter, not harder. Maintaining how well you are learning the material in your practice books is a great way on how to track your strengths and weaknesses. Studying for the SAT can be very overwhelming, but keeping track of your progress is a great way to alleviate a great deal of the stress.
•Don’t allow stress to be a problem. Take deep breaths, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. Stressing out about the SAT and anything else that may be going on in your life will make you even more anxious. It’s important to realize that it is just a test and, even though it is very important, you shouldn’t let it get the best of you.
•Eat the right foods. Taking in a nutritious serving of foods can make all the difference between a ready mind and a sluggish one. Getting enough exercise and eating the right things are essential. Eating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables instead of junk food is not only good for your body, but it is good for your brain as well.