If you’re reading this blog, you likely fall into one of two camps: either you have been studying for weeks, or you have not studied at all. Let’s look at last minute Miller Analogies Test tips for both groups.
7 Days until the Test
If you have not studied prior to this week, I highly recommend you follow our 1 week MAT Study Plan and return to this blog on Day 6.
If you have been studying for several weeks now, then the goal is to make the most of your last seven days:
- Make sure you take a practice test at the beginning of the week. This can be a practice test from a text like Kaplan or Barron’s. If you can afford it, taking an official practice exam is definitely worth it as it is the closest to the actual MAT. No matter which practice test you take, make sure you take it under the actual exam time limit (60 minutes).
- Keep reviewing your notes as well as any flashcards you’ve made. Spend extra time on any areas of the test you struggle with. At this point, information you know well (your strengths) should be put to the side, and you should be focused primarily on what you find difficult. You want this information to be fresh in your mind when you take the exam.
- Keep working on practice problems. In particular, work on applying both question strategy and good pacing to your practice questions. It is very easy to get sidetracked on test day: spending too much time on a particular question or failing to apply your question strategy in favor of rushing. Get both your strategy and pacing in place now by working them on every practice problem you do.
1 Day Left
Whether you have been studying for weeks or just the last seven days, take it easy today. Don’t focus on practice problems. Instead, review your notes. The goal is to let your mind rest. Be sure to eat well and get a full 8 hours of sleep.
Lastly, make sure you have everything you need for tomorrow: directions to the test center, photo id, and confirmation ticket.