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David Recine

Are You Taking the December 2016 SAT on Saturday?

The school year is in full swing. Before the fun of Winter Break, it’s time to take the new SAT this Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.

Have you prepared for the New SAT?


You’ve hopefully already been doing some SAT prep… but more prep materials can’t hurt. Magoosh has you covered!

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  • Second, know what you’ll need on test day, so there’s no chance you’ll forget anything. We offer an SAT Test Day Checklist that tells you what to put your backpack this Friday night, so you’ll be ready to go on Saturday morning.
  • Third, make sure you are healthy and focused. Make sure you have a healthy, energizing diet… even when you’re just eating snacks. And keep calm and focused on your SAT goals–shut out other stresses about high school and college. Finally, when you study, make sure you stay alert and avoid distractions.

Did you forget to study?


Maybe you haven’t really studied yet. Or you don’t feel like you studied enough. Look at our SAT study schedules. Go through some of the key activities this week for a quick boost in your SAT-smarts. Several days of good study can really serve you well this Saturday.

And if you’re taking the New SAT as a junior, remember that you will have chances at a retake (or more than one retake) if you don’t hit your target score on October 1. You can find the complete list of SAT test dates here.

Am I really ready for the New SAT? Should I just put it off for now?

You might feel the urge to call off the exam this weekend, to just wait until some later time when you feel more “ready.” But our text experts at Magoosh think there are a lot of advantages to taking the New SAT sooner rather than later. For more information, read Chris’s article on waiting to take the New SAT.

Hang tight– you’re almost there!

almost there

You are less than a week away from being done with the test, and ready to enjoy a nice, worry-free summer vacation. It’ll be worth it; keep going!

About David Recine

David is one of Magoosh’s Content Creators. He’s our resident Magoosher-Of-All-Trades, helping both our students and our team maximize their use of our online test prep products.

David has taught at the K-12, university, and adult education levels for the past 16 years, helping students from every continent master their verbal, math, science, and English language skills. As one of Magoosh’s TOEFL and GMAT experts, he’s helped students prepare for standardized tests with confidence, from sharing new changes made to the TOEFL exam to explaining how to navigate the GMAT’s math section.

David received his B.S. in Social Work and M.A. in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Foreign Languages) from the University of Wisconsin, where his Master’s thesis was cited in a number of peer-reviewed educational psychology journals. David has presented on teaching methodology at a number of academic conferences, including for the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).

When he’s not teaching or writing, David enjoys drawing comics and frantically trying to enjoy the great outdoors with his son during the four months Wisconsin doesn't have any snow.


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