Yesterday I woke up around 6:15 to start my SAT morning. I made coffee, grabbed a water, two pieces of chocolate, two Kind bars and half a bagel, and packed those up in my baggalini bag. I did about five minutes of jumping jacks and running-in-place. I chose to eat a bowl of chicken-noodle soup in order to get the nutrition without weighing down my digestive system.
I am glad I left extra early: 7:15 for a 7:45 deadline to arrive. I missed the turn for the school and parked in the most completely inconvenient part of the parking lot for the test location. I had to work through a byzantine stretch of silent dimly-lit corridors with zero signs posted until I heard the din of teenagers crowded in the main entrance. Next time, I’ll definitely check out the location ahead of time!
The staff was well-organized and seated us quickly. My proctor put up a digital timer, so the digital watch with silent timer that I had diligently researched was completely unnecessary. He allowed the five minute break after every two sections, although he cut it short if he saw everyone was back in the room. During my breaks I used the restroom, drank a lot of water, sipped coffee, and ate either parts of a Kind bar or chocolate.
I felt physically and mentally strong during the entire test, so I would definitely repeat this morning prep in the future!