Give yourself plenty of time
Get up extra early the Saturday of test. Eat a good breakfast. Get to the testing site with plenty of extra time to spare.
Get all of your stuff
Make sure you have your admission ticket, photo ID, calculator, two No. 2 pencils, snacks. Leave your cell phone in the car.
Forget about your phone
Don't bother texting friends. This morning is about you, your test scores, doing the best that you can, and your future. The phone and your friends will be there when you have finished the exam.
Enter with the correct frame of mind
Walk in the door with the mindset of spending the next handful of hours taking a rigorous test. That means you have to get yourself mentally ready for four to five hours of intense thinking and testing. Tell yourself, “Until noon or so, I’m going to completely focus on this test and do the best that I can.”
Listen for instructions
Sit down and listen up for instructions. Don’t do anything until you’re told to do so. Even if you think the instructions are boring, just listen carefully. Remember, “Until noon or so, I’m going to completely focus on this test and do the best that I can.”
One of the most important things you can do on test day is to relax. Sit down, listen, but be confident and relaxed. You’ve done your preparation, you know what to expect, and you can do this!