I’m stressed that my scores are going down the week before my test. How can I deal with the stress?

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    Sorry to hear that you hit a rough patch right before the test! This is actually a common occurrence in the week leading up to “the big day,” and it always has to do with the same thing: fatigue! Students usually push themselves the few days before the test, which seems like the right thing to do, but which is actually a counterproductive measure. This week, the name of the game R&R.
    If you’ve been experiencing steady score improvements, and you just had a bit of a flukey test with your scores going down, it’s not an indication that “you’ve gotten worse” – it’s an indication that you’re tired and/or flustered. With that in mind, it’s important that you spend the next few days getting plenty of rest, relaxing like crazy, LOWERING your daily commitment to your studying, eating like a king, and pushing off any and all stressful projects and events. Try getting 8+ hours of sleep a night and REDUCE the amount of work you do, and make sure to spend some time each night reading stupid magazines, watching Netflix, etc. – you’ve learned an incredible amount in the last few weeks/months, and now it’s time to let it settle and assimilate, and to recharge your brain’s ability to function.
     
    If you haven’t already seen our test-week, night, and day guide, you can read it here: https://greentestprep.com/resources/sat-prep/test-day-preparation/ – make sure to follow all the guidelines within and you’ll be good to go! 
    Again, don’t worry – this is VERY common, and it’s not an indicator of some sort of “skill backslide” – it’s simply your brain’s way of telling you that you need to give it a break! Have a relaxing, restful week, and be in touch if we can answer any additional questions – if you’ve been putting in the work, you’re going to be a star on Saturday!
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