by Emily Sarjeant
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, also known as the SAT, is a nationwide standardized test that all 11th grade students across the U.S. are required to take.
Just about all the students here at GHS have been getting ready to tackle this test that is fast approaching right after spring break, on April 10. From taking practice tests on Khan Academy, to attending the SAT Prep classes that are offered here, many 11th graders are in SAT mode.
Emily Salliotte, who is now a senior, has a few pieces of advice to all the juniors taking the SAT this year.
“It is so so so important to prepare just a little bit each day on Khan Academy” Salliotte said. “Doing a little each day will make a huge difference.”
Senior Cooper Pratt also had a few things to add.
“Get a good night’s rest so you feel motivated in the morning. Eat a good breakfast and stay hydrated,” Pratt suggested.
No matter how nervous or worried you are about taking the test, eating a good breakfast and getting enough sleep the night before in order to feel prepared in the morning can make a huge difference.
“I think every student should know that even if you don’t know the correct answer to a question on the test, you should still make an educated guess because wrong answers do not count against you,” Pratt added.
Although only the juniors take the SAT, there have been some 10th graders who have started to prepare for it as well.
Sophomore Rachel Millett said she has been looking into what she has to do to prepare for this test, despite the fact that she will be taking it over a year from now.
“I have taken the PSAT every year since eighth grade, so I kind of already have a feel for what it’s going to be like. Every year I take my scores into account and use them to refer to when I practice on Khan Academy during seminar,” Millett said. “The PSAT is super helpful and so is Khan Academy. I think I will be very prepared to take it next year.”