Here is the College Board’s Test Day Checklist.
Masters of the obvious, they tell you to bring:
- Admission ticket (print it out today!)
- Two #2 pencils
- Photo ID
I’d add in:
(though I realize this is not something you can bring to the test)
- A bunch of pencils.
Many classrooms don’t even have pencils sharpeners anymore. And I blow though my first pencil on the essay. I bring 10 (and usually hand them out to hapless students around me who only brought one.)
- A back up calculator
Rumor has it that Mike McClenathan over at PWN the SAT, got an 800 on his math section, even though his calculator died halfway through the test. Don’t be a Mike (except for the 800 part!)
- A watch
Bring an analog watch (that’s a watch with hands) and keep your own time so you can save your brain cells for the test instead of trying to figure out how much time you have left in the section.
- Wear layers
They will either try to bake your or freeze you. Thwart their evil plans!
- Bring food and water
Real food. (Not Skittles and Red Bull – the sugar crash will kill you.) Your brain needs energy (it’s doing the equivalent of running a marathon) so give it something healthy.
Good luck on Saturday!
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