|By Matlm (Matlm) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 06:49 pm: Edit|
For years, ever sicne I was in first grade I have been told to "Have a full nights sleep and have a large breakfast." I never really paid any attention to it.
Before I took my October SATs, (which I think I bombed) I got an average amount of sleep, and didn't really have much of a full meal. ( I have a very dry mouth and it is hard for me to swallow food in the morning.)
When asked how I could improve my math scores, when The problems i was getting wrong were the easy ones he told me "Have a full nights sleep and a large breakfast."
Im starting to think that it's true, how do you guys feel?
|By Crnchycereal (Crnchycereal) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 06:59 pm: Edit|
Well, I'd say first of all that it certainly can't HURT. Sleep will rest your mind, as well as your body. And having a quick energy breakfast can help you think faster. I can't really speak from experience, though. I have this ridiculous habit of not getting to sleep if I know I have to wake up early the next morning to do something. For example, for my April 2003 SAT I exam, I got about 3.5 hours of sleep...couldn't fall asleep until 3 something in the morning. For my June 2003 SAT II's, I got about 4.5 hours...though that was mostly because I woke up randomly at 5 AM because of a nose bleed....and ONE time, when I had to wake up at 6 AM to drive some friends and me to PA for paintball, I couldn't fall asleep until about 2:15 because it was hot, I was just too friggin NERVOUS about driving to PA, and I had this massive nosebleed at around 1:15 AM...but anyway, to answer your original question, a lot of sleep and a good breakfast definitely help, but I'm just some weird anomaly...
|By Doofus (Doofus) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 07:05 pm: Edit|
I got 5 hours of sleep and no breakfast...I'll let you know friday!
|By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, October 20, 2003 - 07:08 pm: Edit|
dont get too much sleep. Get 6-7 hours at least.
|By Freak4korn72 (Freak4korn72) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 03:55 pm: Edit|
I'd say get at least 6 hours of sleep because you will easily become bored by the 3rd verbal or math section and not able to focus after 3 hours of testing.
I'd also say get a decent meal in before you take the test because then during those 4 hours you wont have to worry about your stomach rumbling or bugging you to feed it so you can focus more.
It will help you with the latter sections
|By Number9 (Number9) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 04:20 pm: Edit|
Heh. I was drowning in work, so I was up until 3am. I woke at 5:30am to get read for school. Didn't have time for breakfast, and my intestines felt like they were twisted.
I grabbed a Mt. Dew and a miniature halloween-sized Three Musketeers as a quick snack, and it was time for the PSATs.
I felt like I was going to vomit throughout the entire first half of the test. I still didn't do bad (too quick to say, really).
I think it depends on what type of person you are. I, somehow, manage to be more alert when I sleep less. I become extremely lathargic when I get a normal 6+ hours of sleep.
|By Mk1o3o (Mk1o3o) on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 - 06:15 pm: Edit|
from my own experience, i would say that sleep (6-7 hours) is the most important factor on test day. Also a carb breakfast is good for you too. if you need a placebo, you can always take vitamins every other day, 2 weeks before the test. (which i did for the oct sat...)
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