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.
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…
Dr. Kristin Fracchia makes sure Magoosh's sites are full of awesome, free resources that can be found by students prepping 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 agony and bliss of trail running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.
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SAT Question of the Day
The price of a pair of sneakers was $80 for the last six months of last year. On January first, the price increased 20%. After the price increase, an employee bought these sneakers with a 10% employee discount. What price did the employee pay?