A common complaint about the SAT is that it doesn’t help you in real world situations. It is important to
understand that while the SAT is necessary for getting into college, all the preparation that goes into
taking the SAT prepares you to be successful in college.
Higher Level Thinking Skills
The SAT demands higher level thinking skills. On the test you must use reasoning to solve problems
quickly and confidently. The SAT moves beyond simply knowing facts and into high level thinking. These
problem solving skills and critical thinking skills will be necessary for engaging in higher education.
Time and Stress Management
Undergraduate studies also demand time management, stress management, and self motivation.
Preparing for the SAT requires all of these skills. Because SAT preparation is not part of your regular
school work, you need to carve out time to prepare on your own. You will need to be motivated to get the
work done long before the exam so that you can achieve the score you are aiming for. You will also need
to develop techniques to help you cope with the pressures of the SAT. These methods for relieving stress
and anxiety will be helpful throughout your undergraduate studies and as you pursue your career.
In addition to study and preparation, confidence is key to performing well on the SAT. Thinking positively
and working to boost your confidence will help you excel on the exam. Confidence is a characteristic that
you can develop over time and it will stick with you for a lifetime. According to an article from Bloomberg,
confidence can build on past successes. The article states, “Successful people tell themselves, ‘I have
succeeded in the past. Therefore, I know I can succeed in the future.’”
When you are successful preparing for and taking the SAT exam, you can build on these successes to
continue to achieve your goals throughout your career. Using tools to build your confidence now will help
you continually improve your confidence, which will improve your chances of success in all areas of your
Beyond Test Taking Skills
Developing the skills you need to perform well on the SAT will serve you throughout your life. Mr. Test
Prep helps you not only prepare for the material on the exam, but also gives you tools to boost your
confidence, manage stress, and develop higher level thinking skills. When you go above and beyond as
you prepare for the SAT, your preparation will develop valuable skills that you will use for the rest of your
Santa Clara SAT Prep
Mr. Test Prep gives his students the deep learning skills they need to perform well on a lifetime worth of tests. At his Santa Clara SAT Prep center, he helps his students overcome years worth of bad mental habits and poor confidence so they’re ready to take on the test and reach their maximum score potential. With a combination of one-on-one tutoring and group testing, Mr. Test Prep offers the best of both worlds: experience with the conditions of the test and focused, student-specific instruction.