Studying for standardized exams is not fun. I can attest to that!
Looking back now, there were many valuable lessons learned – which I will share on this blog in the coming months - but the most important takeaway was simply this:
At the end of the day, only YOU know what works best for you.
Preparing for a high-stakes test like the SAT or ACT can be incredibly stressful. Part of the stress comes from the fact that there will be lots of people - teachers, friends, family members, bloggers like me - giving you advice. And getting all of that input can be downright overwhelming: Who should you listen to? Who's right?
So just remember - you know yourself best. You know what will work and what won't - given your learning style, your study habits, and your context.
They say that a smart man (or woman!) always seeks out advice, but never feels obliged to take it. And that's the spirit in which I hope you will take this blog.
I will be offering lots of study tips that either I, or my friends, or my students have found useful in the past. I hope that you will find them useful too.
But please never hesitate to let me know if you have suggestions for how I can be more helpful. I know how stressful this process can be, and my goal is to help alleviate the stress and not exacerbate it.
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