By Akanksha Khurana:
Twelfth class just got over for the students of batch of 2013, now they are being bombarded with questions like ‘Oh, so what are your plans for colleges?’ Don’t we just hate it when this happens? It is, in fact, one of the most detestable questions. But also it is inevitable. The main work starts after boards or, for some of us who wish to go abroad for higher studies, the task of taking up entrance tests arises in the fall of junior year and the beginning of senior year.
These entrance tests test one’s basic knowledge. It surelyÂ doesn’tÂ guarantee admission in a college but it is one of the most important aspects.
How well one does in a competitive examÂ doesn’tÂ show how intellectual one is, neither does it depend on ones high school grades. It’s just an essence of the whole ‘getting into a college’ procedure.
I, myself, have taken the SAT twice and a few things which really help are-
Don’t pressurize yourself with such tests. These are just an evaluation of what you have been learning throughout school. The ability to take these tests without being tensed and staying relaxed is the key to nail them.
OneÂ mustn’tÂ get dismayed if oneÂ doesn’tÂ succeed. This test is not the only basis of selection. You are not defined by your major, your SAT, your ACT, nor what schools accepted or did not accept you. You are not defined by what school you chose. You are defined by what you do when you get to college and beyond.
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