The SAT is unlike any test you’ve taken for school. It is incredibly long and demands focus and attention
that is required in few other areas of life. Studying subject material for the SAT is significant, but preparing
for what the exam itself will be like is invaluable.
Practicing the test in a timed situation will help your brain develop the stamina it needs to stay focused
and concentrate for long periods of time. When you eliminate other distractions and focus entirely on a
practice SAT your practice test will more closely resemble the real thing and your brain will have the
opportunity to practice staying focused on a single task.
Practicing can also eliminate anxiety. The more familiar you are with how it feels to take a timed exam the
less scary it will be. Walking into the test knowing what types of questions are on the exam and having a
feel for the amount of time you will get for each question will reduce stress. Practicing choosing answers
quickly and confidently will also boost your ability to do the same on the real exam.
Familiarity with Subject Material
Not only does practicing build up mental stamina and reduce stress and anxiety, but as you take each
practice test you are also becoming more familiar with the subject material. Trouble spots will arise and
you will know where to focus your studies. Practicing will give you a feel for how the questions are asked
and how the answers are presented. This will make you more comfortable with the material on the exam.
Studies show that taking practice exams is one of the best ways to perform well on the real exam. It has
been found that students who take a practice exam or pretest perform better on a real test than those
who didn’t. Practicing as much as possible will help you achieve a higher score and eliminate stress and
anxiety as you prepare for the test.
Mr Test Prep Methods
This is why Mr. Test Prep’s exam preparation methods focus on practicing. It is important to simulate the
exam conditions and then focus on problem areas immediately as they arise. Practicing will give you the
confidence you need excel when it is time to take the SAT.