Preparing for the SAT Test

Testing, High School Education, Preparing for College

They Might Be Thinking:

  • Where do I start? 
  • How much time should I set aside to study each day? 
  • When should I start studying?
  • When should I take the exam? 
  • Will I do well? 
  • Will I get the score I want?
  • Will I feel more organized if I create a study schedule?
  • Are there any local test preparation courses?
  • How much will the test preparation course cost?
  • Are there any financial aid options available?
  • How much will the actual exam cost?
  • Will my classmates be interested in creating a study group?
  • Will I be happy with my first score?
  • Will I have to retake the exam?

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • Put your best foot forward, and you will see promising results. 
  • Strive for success. 
  • Maintain momentum through test day with some healthy snacks.
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • You will make it through test-day nerves.
  • You can take a 10-minute break in between test subjects. 
  • I believe you will do great.
  • Do the best that you can. 
  • If you need a study partner, feel free to let me know.
  • I understand how you feel right now. 

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • Just wing it. That's what everyone else is doing. Nobody studies for this.
  • Taking tests makes me nervous.
  • Why don't youu skip studying today? You've done enough studying.
  • Just wait until the last minute to take your exam. 
  • Don't worry about it.
  • Who cares?
  • Why are you wasting your time? 
  • You could be doing something more fun.
  • You're always studying!
  • Do you ever take a break?
  • You never have time to hang out with us.
  • You're a lost cause.
  • Leave the studying for later; let's just have fun now.
  • Why do you even care about that stuff?
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