Advice about SATS
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:21 PM
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:03 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:53 PM
thank you very much and everything you said is true. I will start looking into it and see what i can do to help me. thank you again (:
Take it and have some faith in yourself! They have breaks hon.... and yes sure take some imodium beforehand and eat carefully for a few days leading up to it. But for heaven's sake.. take it. You will be so proud of yourself once you have. It will only add to your confidence. Do not sell yourself short.... once you complete the Community College...(if you still want to attend there) where will you go to pursue a Bachelor's Degree without SAT scores? If you feel you need and/or meet the criteria special circumstances testing... pursue that! Read on the CollegeBoard.com site about it or talk to your guidance counsellor about it. But come on now... you can do this if you have done AP testing!
Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:56 PM
Ive never thought about those options before so thank you for the help. I think walking around and having a saved seat will help because I do start to panic when I have to sit and wait. and Ive never thought about the breathing so thank you!
I don't know much about the SATs, but:See if you can talk to your principal/whoever is in charge of the testing centre, and see if you can write with accommodation. Try to get access to a bathroom, or even a private room with just you and a teacher. As long as you present a doctor's note, they should accommodate you.If they won't, there's still plenty you can do to write this test. First, ask a teacher if they can save a seat for you right next to the door, so you can escape if you feel a panic attack coming on. Take an Imodium about 30 minutes before you write the test, and make sure it's the kind for Gas and Bloating. DO NOT, under any circumstances, stand around the doors with people before the test: nervousness is contagious, and it'll just make you feel worse. Stand well away from them (or even outside, if possible, and walk a few times around the perimeter of the school to calm you down). This is where the saved seat comes in handy, because you can slip in just as they're handing out the test. Bring Imodium with you to take during the exam if you need it.Remember that a lot of IBS anxiety is anticipatory, and once you get into the test, it'll fade away. If you get to a question you don't know the answer to, and start to panic, immediately skip it and keep writing. Take some deep breaths: in through your nose and out through your mouth (and imagine when you inhale, the air swirls around the area that hurts,and when you exhale, you're "pushing out" the bad air).
Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:04 PM
Hello, I hope this response isn't too late but I know exactly what you're going through. I actually didn't take my SAT's because of my anxiety and nervousness. Instead I took the ACT's, they're easier (less stressful) and they start a little bit later (more time to calm myself down).I hope you look into this as an alternative because I know how stressful that exam can be.
Hi I'm new here and I'm 17. I should be taking my SATs but Im too nervous and have so much anxiety about it. I suffered through an AP test this year and i hated it because of how long it lasted and i just took a bunch of Imodium so i wouldnt get sick. I was just going to go to a community college so i do not have to take it and im set on the college but my friends keep yelling at me telling me i should take it and its dumb that I'm not because i have taken longer tests. And everytime people try to convince me to take the test i break down and start to have a panick attack. I do not know what to do and if i should just try and suffer through it.