Preparing for College

7 Things You Should Do the Week Before the Test to Prepare for the SAT or ACT

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CC Editor's Note: College Confidential turns 20 this year! In honor of our 20th anniversary, we're going to reprint some of the most popular columns from over the years. This articles about preparing for the ACT or SAT was first published in July 2020.

After all that studying and stressing, the time has come to finally take the SAT or ACT. You're not done yet, though. With just a week left, it may be easy to gloss over the days until the test date, but it's better to stay engaged with the material — and make sure you are mentally prepared. Here's our list of last-minute things to focus on as the clock runs out.

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