What To Bring To The SAT Exam
Your preparation for the SAT exam has taken months of practice-test writing, intensive workshops on how to crack the 800 score in each of three main sections, and reviewing key tips on how to approach the test questions effectively in a timely manner. Now, there is one more step to take in order to be totally ready for test day: Draw up a checklist of what to bring to the SAT Exam centre and make note of what should stay home.
- Your Admission Ticket (go to “My SAT” at www.collegeboard.com to print it).
- Your photo identification card or document (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport): it must be government or school-issued, valid, original and current.
- A few No. 2 pencils (sharpened) and soft erasers.
- An electronic calculator (graphing or scientific): laptop computers, iPhones, personal pocket organizers or cell phone calculators are NOT PERMITTED.
- A watch without an audible alarm.
- Batteries or back-up calculator.
- A bag or backpack.
- Snacks: food and drink for the break.
Do NOT bring these:
- Separate timer with audible alarm.
- Portable electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, digital organizers, laptops, iPads, tablets computers, BlackBerry, iPods, cameras, sound or video recorders, MP3 or CD players, electronic dictionaries, and any other digital equipment.
- Scrap paper, notes, sticky notes, books, notebooks, dictionaries or reference texts.
- Coloured highlighters, markers and pencils.
- Rulers, compass, protractors and other measuring instruments.
Be sure that the above prohibited items are not in your possession when you enter the test centre. You are not allowed to use them at any time, even during breaks. These devices can be confiscated and you can be dismissed. Please DO NOT BRING THEM!
After you’ve drawn up your checklist and gathered your items for test day. Relax the night before to take your mind off the test and get a good night’s sleep. On test day, wake up one hour earlier than you normally do and try a couple of questions in your SAT Test prep book to get yourself orientated to the instructions, questions and problems for the real thing. Think positively and good luck!