How To Stay Calm And Focusing During The SAT and ACT

Uncategorized Apr 11, 2023


  •  Start early and create a multi-test plan.


There are few things more nerve wracking than taking an important test at the last moment! This puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on the test taker. I recommend planning on taking the test three times, but also leaving space for even more retakes to leave the option open.


  • Relax the night before.


The SAT and ACT test such a wide array of topics and rules that cramming is essentially impossible. Try to relax as much as possible the night before your test. Don’t stay up late, don’t watch stressful content, don’t cram information, and don’t do any other activity that will cause your mind to race the night before your exam.


  • Get plenty of sleep!


Go to sleep as early as possible. It might take you some time to fall asleep, and the last thing you need is to stress out about not being able to fall asleep. Having a well rested and focused mind is key to getting your best possible score!


  • Prepare early and practice.


Start preparing for your first test at least 6-12 weeks ahead of time, taking plenty of practice tests and learning strategies for every section. Take as many real practice tests as you can. If you go into your test with the proper tools and experience, you will feel confident on test day, helping you stay calm and focused on achieving your best possible score!

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