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Last reply by: Professor Selhorst-Jones
Sun May 31, 2015 12:58 PM

Post by Stephanie Barard on May 29, 2015

There will be an Official SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) released June 30, 2015 for those taking the SAT in March 2016 and beyond. What changes would be included in your addendum?

General SAT Strategy, Part 2: Equipment

  • You absolutely must bring all of these to the SAT:
    • Your admission ticket,
    • Photo ID (original, valid, government-issued) [can be school-issued, if under 18],
    • Wooden pencils, No.2 (bring at least two).
  • While not technically required, you should definitely bring
    • Calculator,
    • Watch.
  • The following are nice to have, but not necessary:
    • A drink (in a bottle or unopened can),
    • A snack,
    • A bag/backpack,
    • Backup batteries/calculator,
    • Backup pencils,
    • A dedicated eraser.
  • Other than the above calculator and watch, don't bring anything electronic. It could get you kicked out of the test! Do NOT bring a cell phone or any form of computer (laptops, tablets, etc.).
  • Similarly, since the people running the SAT are so paranoid about cheating, do NOT bring any form of written material (book, magazine, etc.).

General SAT Strategy, Part 2: Equipment

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Legal Disclaimer 0:09
  • The Absolute Necessities 0:18
    • Admission Ticket
    • Photo ID
    • No. 2 Pencils
    • Why is it Called a No. 2 Pencil
  • What NOT to Bring 2:49
    • Cell Phones
    • Computers
    • Anything Electronic
    • Anything That Captures Images or Audio
    • Books, Magazines, or Any Written Materials
    • Mechanical Pencils or Pens
  • Calculator 9:46
    • Three Approved Types of Calculator
    • Calculators That Are Not Approved
    • The 'Best Calculator
    • Graphing Calculators Can Be Useful
    • When It's Worth It To Buy One
  • Watch 16:18
    • Get a Digital Watch
    • No Audible Alarm
    • If Your Watch Makes a Noise, You Can Be Dismissed
    • What If You Get a Proctor Who Carefully Checks Your Watch?
    • If You Really Want a Silent Watch, Try This Trick
  • Optional Equipment 21:01
    • A Drink, Snack, Bag/Backpack
    • Backup Batteries for Calculator, Pencils, Eraser