Taking the SAT or the ACT may be one of the most stressful times in a high schoolers’ experience. The pressure to perform well to end up with a good score is intense for many students.

There are ways to reduce the anxiety, however, and be well prepared when it’s time to take the test(s). We cover a range of options in this episode, from low or no budget to more expensive solutions.

One key tip for students: don’t cram!

Cramming is a bad idea. While you are doing it, it feels like you are retaining so much information. But within a week much of that information vanishes. The SAT and ACT aren’t tests you want to be scrambling and cramming for.

Instead, you should make sure to prep at least a few times a week and review what you’ve learned. You’ll find it is easier for you to learn when you are re-exposed to information you recently attempted to learn.

There is no need to do more than 2-3 hours total prep on a day; you’ll start to lose steam and effectiveness. You’ll also want to take a break in between all that studying to let the information sink in. So break up studying throughout the week, and break it up throughout the day. Prepare 6-8 weeks ahead of time and you’ll be well on your way!

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt