1. Verify that your registration slip is correct and that photo identification can be easily accessed. Decide where you will place
Why? If you discover an error on the morning of the test, it might be too late to rectify it and at the very least, it will add to the anxiety of the day.
2. Sharpen at least four pencils (or as many as you feel comfortable taking to the exam ;-), make sure you have erasers, and replace the batteries in your calculator.
Why? If you find that the pencils, the erasers, or batteries are NOT in good working condition on the morning of the test, you will not have a place to purchase replacements. And this will add unneeded stress to the morning.
3. Decide what high protein breakfast you will have that morning. A meal that is filled with sugar and/or carbohydrates will interfere with your performance on the test.
Why? Your energy will peak and drop. You need to sustain energy for the length of a test just like a marathon runner.
4. Purchase a high protein snack (protein bar or nuts) and water to consume during your SAT break.
Why? A high protein snack and water will help provide the calories and hydration needed to maintain the energy needed to complete the exam.
5. Plan your transportation to the SAT. Who will drive and determine how long it will take to get there on time or early?
Why? You do not want to be rushing to the test.
This week, the EA Team has provided tips that might involve a purchase. Next week, we will offer our calming suggestions for the night before.