By: Lauren Sannito 42Fifty Staff Writer
The SAT is coming up very soon, April 10 and 11 to be exact, and students are freaking out about it! Sure, it’s only one of the most important test you’ll ever take in your life. But, what if I told you I could give you a few tips to succeed?
Tip number one: Rest. Sleep is going to be your best friend during the preparation time for the SAT, and especially the night before the test. Usually a decent amount of sleep before the test averages between 8-9 hours. Which is plenty of sleep to let your brain refresh, and take a break.
Tip number two: Get all of your supplies needed for the test ready the night before. The last thing you need the morning of your SAT is to be scrambling around trying to look for everything! Some of these items may include: A photo I.D., Two #2 pencils, a calculator, and a bottle of water.
Tip number three: Eat a good breakfast! I cannot stress this enough, eating a good, healthy, and energizing breakfast is one of the the things you will hear the most. Maybe some eggs, toast, fruit, and even a granola bar before the test will do you and your nervous stomach some good.
Tip number four: Oswego High School holds a Wake Your Brain event on the morning of the SAT, which is meant to kind of wake you up a little bit, because research has shown that exercise can increase brain function which can lead to a better test score. OHS will also be handing out raffle tickets when you walk in and will be giving away prizes!
Lastlty, tip number five: Just breathe! This tip will save you big time, before, during, and after the test. The nerves in your stomach, before the test, will make you feel like you have to throw up, and all you can do is just breathe. During the test, you will probably second guess yourself 24/7, guess what? Just breathe. Now after the test is all done, just breathe because it’s over. All of the weight is finally lifted off of your shoulders.
Good Luck to all students as they embark on this exciting yet stressful journey!