It’s that time of the year again! If you’re scheduled to take the SAT this Saturday, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’ve been studying all month to get ready, or if you’ve just begun a last-minute cram session, check out the tips below for more guidance in these next 2 days before […]
Since freshman year, maybe even earlier, high schoolers have heard of the infamous SAT. Some may look at the test without worry, while many of us are filled with feelings of dread and anxiety just at the thought of it. Why does this one exam stir so much emotion in so many of us? Here are some sources of SAT anxiety and solutions to move eliminate the stress.
Many people think taking a practice test at home is easy. You sit down, take the test, and you’re done. Right? Well, even if your concentration skills are well honed and you can sit in place for three plus hours, you’ll still have to contend with the numerous distractions. And there is a lot more to taking a practice test than simply completing every question: you have to learn from the process.
Here’s something I’ve learned as a marathoner: (Ok, I’ve run one marathon, but there are more in my future). It’s not all about putting one foot in front of the other for hours on end. There’s a physiological science behind marathon training plans so you don’t kill yourself trying to run 26.2 miles. There’s psychological […]
Alright, you’re in. You’re going to retake the SAT. Maybe you are going in with the dogged determination of Katniss Everdeen challenging President Snow. Or, literally, like this dog: Maybe you’re being dragged in kicking and screaming. Either way, you’re in. (Or maybe you’re not! In which case, check out our post Should I Retake […]
Soooooooo, there’s an SAT coming up this Saturday. That means you have 2 days left to gracefully round off your months of test preparation…or to stuff in as much SAT material as your brain can handle. Regardless of which boat you fall into, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite tweets to encourage you in […]
Need more than 5 ways to make studying for the SAT suck less? You’re in luck! By marc from toronto [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Listen to Dr. SAT Squirrel Esq. Stop torturing yourself with long, boring, unproductive study sessions. Jump start your studying, ignite your mind, and learn something along the way, especially when […]
I think everyone reading this blog can agree on the following statement: we could all be a little more productive in our lives. Whether that pertains to studying, cleaning, working out, writing essays, you name it — there’s always room for improvement. Below, you’ll find 6 tips for increasing your productivity, all backed by science. That means […]
In 2014, we hired 3 high school bloggers to write posts about their SAT and college application journeys. They may be young, but they sure know their stuff! Here are our 10 favorite posts from the past year. Consider this your starting point if you’ve never read any of their posts, and the greatest hits […]
For many of us, final exams are coming up. Which usually means long hours of studying, a lot of time spent indoors, and not much sleep. So it makes sense that our brains are feeling a little worn out. Sometimes the best cure for the finals blues is taking a break. Here are the best […]