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Chris Lele

What to Do to Prepare for SAT Test Day

By now everybody has probably told you to sleep well. That’s great advice. Having a full night’s rest—8 hours—versus 2 hours can make a difference on Saturday.

You might also want to consider sleeping well the night before. I know, I know you have lots of homework. My students often times tell me the same thing. What I tell them? The SAT may well be the single most important test you ever take. You want to make sure you are as fresh as can be test day.

Getting 8 hours of sleep two nights in a row is not only a good idea, but it beats trying to squeeze in 8 hours the night before, only to toss and turn in anticipation.

You will also want to do some practice prep. No, don’t cram—that will only backfire, just make sure you’re really comfortable with the SAT question types and you’re truly familiar with the SAT format. But Thur. night crack open some practice material. Even Friday afternoon, right after school, come home and do some practice questions, review some vocabulary. Thumb through your SAT flashcards. Remember—don’t learn anything new. Just review.

A couple of good night’s sleep mixed with some light prepping will be your best recipe for success test day.


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About Chris Lele

Chris Lele is the GRE and SAT Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh Online Test Prep. In his time at Magoosh, he has inspired countless students across the globe, turning what is otherwise a daunting experience into an opportunity for learning, growth, and fun. Some of his students have even gone on to get near perfect scores. Chris is also very popular on the internet. His GRE channel on YouTube has over 10 million views. You can read Chris's awesome blog posts on the Magoosh GRE blog and High School blog! You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

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