Seven Ways to develop a Winning Attitude for the SAT

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You don't have to be an Olympian to boast a winning attitude, but you do have to be willing to work hard to get it.

Here's how:

Set performance-oriented goals:
Focus on goals that you can attain. For example, marking improvements in your performance from week to week.Strive for a little more each time.


Plan for your Big Day:

Find triggers or cues that help you stay focused on your performance during the SAT Exam. Then rehearse that plan in practice. Do what athletes do and visualize yourself going through the exam, focused on your triggers.

Avoid mixing your self-worth with your performance:
This is a danger many Students encounter, and something that you simply must watch for. Your Score DOES NOT equal your self worth.

Relive your best performance:
Write down what you felt and thought. That's your blueprint for how you should capture that performance again. Refer back to it often so that you relive the experience rather than the outcome.

Dump your ego:
If not, you won't allow yourself to do things that make you look bad and in the end, that will keep you from getting better. Tennis players, for example, who have a weak backhand might try to avoid hitting a backhand shot and run around the ballot hit a forehand because they don't want to look bad or lose. Do this and that backhand will never improve.

Accept temporary letdowns as normal no body's perfect, and no test is ever taken perfectly. Know that you will make errors and mistakes but let them slide. Learn from them and focus on the next event.

Laugh often:

When the going gets tough, the tough laugh, right? Take the negative out of the situation and find something to laugh about. Here is wishing you the best for your SAT prep.

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