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Giving it your best shot

Once you get your SAT test booklet, you’re in the race full-swing and you need to be cool, calm and clear-headed. Here are a few things to keep in mind – some you probably will think too simplistic, but they add up to making your test go just that little bit smoother and easier.

First of all, make sure you have a few No. 2 pencils. Use the pencil well by circling each answer darkly and fully. In case you change your mind after you’ve done so, erase it fully and then circle the right one again, clearly. A good tips here is to use one of those large pencils craft teachers use, this enables you to save lots of time!

Make absolutely sure you are answering the right question – check your answer booklet. If you find you’re taking too much time over one question, mark it, leave it and move on. You can always come back to it later. Or if you don’t know, just leave it blank – there are no points taken away. Of course, if you’re not completely sure, you might want to guess your way through. Then, make educated guesses.

Do a process of elimination and circle the answer you think is most likely. Pick the easy questions or the ones you know and are absolutely sure of first and then go on to the tougher ones. For those, you can always resort to the test booklet if you want scratch paper. Finally, keep a cool head and it’s half the battle won! Click here to subscribe to this blog