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SAT prep: what should I definitely bring with me to the test?

Hey folks, I've been prepping for the SAT and I wanna make sure I have everything I need. What are some must-bring items for the test day? Also, are there specific things I should avoid bringing?

7 months ago

Hey there! Great question – being prepared is key. You'll want to bring a few sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, as mechanical pencils aren’t allowed. A good, reliable eraser can be a lifesaver, too. Definitely pack your calculator (make sure it's an approved model), with fresh batteries to avoid mid-test panic. Take your admission ticket and a photo ID; without these, you won’t be let in. Snacks and water for breaks are smart as well.

Remember to dress in layers – test rooms can vary in temperature. As for what not to bring: cell phones must be off and out of sight, and other electronic devices like laptops, tablets, or smartwatches are also banned. You're best leaving them at home to avoid any risk of being disqualified for having them.

Lastly, don’t forget to set a quiet, reliable alarm the night before. You don’t want to be late and miss out on getting seated for the exam. A little readiness goes a long way towards a smooth test day. Good luck!

7 months ago

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