With the next SAT cycle coming up and GMAT pressure building, it's important that you maximize your time and energy. Do things that will yield big results. Don't procrastinate! The longer you wait to start studying, the less time you have to adequately prepare. We recommend that students prepare at least 6 weeks for the GMAT and SAT, and as long as 8 weeks for tests like the TOEFL or IELTS.
Procrastination can take many forms, even if it seems like you are working, perhaps you aren't working on the tasks you should be working on. Here are some signs you are procrastinating:
Fortunately, there are cures for procrastination. Depending on the strength of your procrastination, I recommend using one or all of these ideas to get your test prep moving.
1. Create a study plan. Decide how much time you can commit to studying (even 1 hour a day helps) and stick to it. One hour a day done consistently is much better then an 8 hour binge on Saturday.
2. Start small. Pick one section of the test to begin with, buy a book, and try to cover one or two topics each time. Don't forget to end each study session with drilling (doing a set number of problems in a certain amount of time).
3. Email APPLY ME. Nothing saves time and motivates like signing up for a small group class or getting private instruction with a tutor. Email us and we will work together to create a reasonable study plan to get your preparation going!