It’s here! It’s finally here! Try to contain yourself. After well over a year of speculation and a few months of a lot of freakout, the first administration of the redesigned SAT is this Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Are you prepared for the new SAT?
Hopefully you’ve been studying up, but if not, we have some resources to help you.
First, check out our MagooshSAT Youtube Channel for lots of short videos about all of the sections on the New SAT and our top tips to conquer it. We have tons of tips for the redesigned SAT right here on our blog as well.
Second, make sure you get lots of sleep this week (go to bed early each night—sleep is cumulative!) and try to eliminate stress. Check out our SAT Test Day Checklist so you can make sure your bag is fully packed the night before with everything you need for a happy testing experience.
Third, make sure you are being a healthy little bunny. What you eat this week can totally make or break the endurance challenge that is the SAT; learn how to maximize mental performance through your diet. And take some study breaks: here are 10 productive ways to waste time.
Did you forget to study?
Check out our SAT study schedules. They can help you brush up on the necessities this week, so that you can truly feel in command of the test this weekend.
Don’t forget that if you are a junior taking this test, you have more opportunities to take the new SAT down the road. It can be a little scary to take a new test for the very first time, so don’t be too hard on yourself. This experience is only going to make you stronger for a potential retake later this spring or next fall.
Is taking the new SAT a bad idea? Maybe I should just sleep in instead…
Although that might be tempting, don’t let your fear get the best of you. Our experts on the test think there might be some serious advantages to taking the test now. Check out Should I Wait to Take the New SAT? and The First-Mover’s Advantage for more on this.
Hang in there
You’re so close to a post-SAT celebratory nap and Netflix marathon. The SAT is worth the hard work. Trust us.
About Kristin Fracchia
Kristin makes sure Magoosh's blogs are chock-full of awesome, free resources for students preparing for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agonizing bliss of marathon running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.
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