Ah, it's almost that time of year again. Nope, not Halloween or anything remotely fun. It's officially SAT testing season.
While high schoolers prepare for the test that could make or break their chances of going to their dream school, we're reminded of that iconic episode of "Full House." D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) stresses about the SATs, prompting a hilarious dream sequence involving a talking burrito, speed Latin and Vanna White. Yes, really.
We rewatched the episode (because it's amazing) and realized some key mistakes D.J. makes during her SAT ~experience~. Since we don't want you to do the same, we've compiled a list of tips!
The SATs are important, so be sure to give yourself adequate time to study for them.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
At the beginning of the episode, D.J. was all, "I gotta raise my score blah blah blah." Her dad told her she was "well prepared," so make sure you are, too.
But with that said, don't let the test consume your entire life.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Sit down and eat with your family. It's OK to take a break now and then. Cramming may sound like a good idea, but studies have shown it tends to do more harm than good.
Get plenty of rest.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
The episode didn't specify what time D.J. went to bed, but we're gonna go out on a limb here and assume it was pretty late. Getting adequate sleep is essential for an activity, especially test-taking.
Don't forget your No. 2 pencils, because they're kind of important to acing the test.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Not No. 4 ones. You can check out the full list of acceptable items to bring to your test here.
Also, don't forget your calculator.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
D.J. dropped her calculator on the stairs as she ran out the door, and Joey accidentally stepped on it. He brought her a giant adding machine, but the SAT people definitely won't stand for that -- considering how those aren't on the approved list.
Never, ever cheat.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Even if it's something as creative as a "talking burrito," you will get caught.
Don't have your heart set on just one school.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Give yourself some options. Hopefully, things work out and you get to go to your dream school, but relying only on Stanford (*cough* D.J. *cough*) isn't a great idea.
Don't think less of yourself if you don't get into an Ivy League or other fancy schmancy school.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
In DJ's dream, she could only get into Clown U, hence the red nose. But just because you're not going to Harvard or Yale doesn't mean you're not smart, talented and going to go far in life. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with attending a smaller school or even community college. Education is education, and you should be proud of yourself either way.
Your family and friends will still love you, no matter your score.Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Contrary to popular belief, your boyfriend won't suddenly ditch you for your BFF if you fail your SATs.