The Discipline of Discipline
Back in the day, the SAT claimed
to be impervious to studying, coaching, or preparation
of any sort. Now the same people who write the test offer their
own test-prep books. How times have changed.
The message is clear. You can prepare
for the SAT. And the more you prepare, the more you’ll boost your
score. That’s good news because it means your score and your future
are in your own hands. But it’s going to be tough to sit down and
train for the SAT when you’ve got countless diversions tempting
you at all times. And studying for the SAT isn’t like studying for
school: There’s no teacher to scold you or give you a D. Getting
yourself to do the work is up to you. But there are ways
to make yourself more disciplined.