Top 5 SAT Prep Tips for Students with ADHD

Doing well on the SAT is not as much about how much you have learned as it is about how sharp your brain is on test day. Here’s a plan to keep it fresh and at attention.

Study Tips for ADD / ADHD Students ADDitude Magazine

> Starting the Monday before the test, get eight hours of sleep each night.

> Assuming you will be taking the test on Saturday, don’t study after Wednesday night.

> Don’t study for school tests on Thursday or Friday. See if you can switch any tests scheduled for those days to the week after. If not, do your studying on Wednesday night.

> Get together the things you’ll need the night before: admissions ticket, photo ID, four No. 2 pencils, eraser, calculator, backup calculator, extra batteries, watch (make sure it doesn’t beep; no other type of timer is allowed), snack, water, and lunch.

> The day of the test, don’t sleep late. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes to get ready. Make sure to keep your regular routine, including taking your ADHD medication. Eat a healthy breakfast, avoiding sugar, fat, and excessive caffeine, all of which can slow your brain.


Homework Help for ADHD Kids
Addressing homework problems is critical—here's how to do it. Download now!

Get This Free Download

TAGS: Homework and Test Help, Teens and Tweens with ADHD, ADHD in High School

Share your comments, find solutions and support on ADDConnect!
Discuss classroom accommodations, IEPs and 504 Plans, behavior solutions, homework fixes and more on ADDConnect.

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018