Taking tests makes many people get extremely nervous. While they might do well in certain subjects during a regular class, they could freeze on those same subjects during a test. The same could be said for the SAT test. Some people do just fine during school, but when they have to remember those same topics for the SAT, they get nervous and are unable to think. The following are some tips that will help you to do better on the SAT test.
It might sound pretty obvious, but there are some who think they already know everything and do not need to study. They might be straight A students and sincerely believe that they’ve got what it takes. If you are one of those people, think again. If you honestly know everything, that will be revealed as you study for the test. Don’t cram for the SAT test either. You will probably know months in advance when the test is going to be. Set apart some regular study time so that you can commit yourself to getting your studying done. If that means you study every day at six in the morning for the next three months, then make sure to get up when the alarm goes off. Perhaps you are going to study every Wednesday at four in the afternoon with your dad when he gets home from work. Whatever works for you is the best time to do it.
Before you take the SAT test, you might feel a little uptight. Take some time that morning to do something that relaxes you. If that means that you need a nice, long bubble bath, then make sure the day before that you have the bubbles. Wake up an extra hour early so that you have time to make the bath and relax in it. Perhaps listening to music is what relaxes you. Put together a music play list a few days before the test so that you have it all ready for you on the morning of the SAT. Listen to it as you get ready for the day or as you drive to the school.
It is easier to test on a full stomach. Even if you are nervous and your stomach feels upset, it is important that you get something healthy in there. Consider a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries in it. A banana and a bowl of granola might be what you need. Along with your breakfast, make sure that you have plenty of water to drink. Not enough that it will make you uncomfortable during the test, but enough that you will be hydrated and so that your body will feel refreshed and ready to go.
The SAT test does not have to be such a stressful event in your life. Take some time to make sure that you have adequately studied for the test so that you can feel confident in your preparation. Relax before you head to the school so that you don’t feel on edge and too nervous for the test. Remember to have a healthy and balanced breakfast so that your body and your mind will be alert and ready for the test. Finally, do your very best and keep reminding yourself of how much you did to prepare.