Get Ready for the SAT

As Londonderry High School juniors, you will take the PSAT in the fall and the SAT in the late winter/spring of your junior year. Both tests will occur during the regular school day.

Mindset

Stressful! Taking the PSAT and SAT can be very stressful. Remember that this is only one measure- one snapshot- of your academic skills. With the proper MINDSET and some PREPARATION, the whole experience of taking these standardized tests can be less stressful and more positive.

For inspiration, check out the swagger in this video!

Preparation

College Board Resources

Free test-prep. resources from the College Board help you get familiar with the structure and pattern of test questions and timing. This is a key to success- understanding how to "work" a standardized test. To access the personalized training including the SAT Question of the Day (which I highly recommend), you'll need to use your College Board account.

Course Curriculum Resources

Our course curriculum prepares you for your future by strengthening and deepening your skills as a reader and writer.

You continually develop and deepen your skills as a reader when you:

• engage in a dialog with a text

• analyze your response to a text

• develop an argument and select passages from a text as support

• identify connections and reflect on their significance

• develop questions

• research to discover answers to questions and explore connections

• explore literary criticism (reviews, editorials, articles, documentaries etc. …)

• develop your vocabulary.

You continually develop and deepen your skills as a writer when you:

• engage in the writing process – brainstorming, drafting, editing and revising

• effectively use online resources to edit and refine your writing

• create a supported argument with strong voice, idea development, word choice and organization

• develop your range through multiple genres – argument, reflection, prose and poetry

• develop your vocabulary.

On Test Day...

Have a good breakfast, wear comfortable clothes and bring the following things with you to the test:

• admission ticket

• photo ID

• an approved calculator

• snack/water (optional)

Note: You will not have access to food/water during the test. Student snacks/waters will be stored in a secured area of the testing room during the test. You will have access to your snack/water during designated breaks only.


Leave the following items in your locker:

• coat

• backpack

• digital devices (smart phone, MP3 player, headphones. smart watch, tablets etc. ...)

More Preparation Resources

Check out these helpful videos: