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Silent Stopwatch Timer for SAT?

EvertrueEvertrue Posts: 3Registered User New Member
edited May 2012 in SAT Preparation
Does anyone know where I can get one? Can't seem to find one at any local stores.
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Replies to: Silent Stopwatch Timer for SAT?

  • chewydogchewydog Posts: 703Registered User Member
    Since you're new, you probably don't know how to search the forum. Near the top right there is an option called "search this forum." Use that to surf around and find the answer. Worst case scenario, go on google and search key words such as "collegeconfidential" "silent" and "watch". Here:
    Let me google that for you
    And voila:
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/511654-silent-digital-watch.html
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/1249163-good-silent-timer-watches.html
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/1246858-omg-where-can-i-get-silent-wristwatch.html
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/934806-best-sat-timer.html
  • EvertrueEvertrue Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    Thanks chewydog! I did try searching both here and on google and came up with the same results as your post (actually I previously posted my question on the other thread before your reply). Seems like no regular stores carry non beeping countdown wristwatches anywhere. Apparently I'm not the only one with this problem! My parents said they would splurge for the $30 and order me the one from silentstopwatch.com since I am so stressed. I think that I probably have plenty of time before the June SAT that I can just do the free shipping. I'm going to call them tomorrow and see how long it will take to ship. I also saw that someone else posted instructions for how to modify a regular watch. I might try that but really don't want to take any chances. Can you tell that I'm pretty neurotic?
  • chewydogchewydog Posts: 703Registered User Member
    Lol the SATs will never be the end all be all. If you think about it, watching the time actually makes you paranoid and thus waste precious time. The best way to finish a section on time is to always feel like you're running out of time and tear through questions. I don't
    mean to skim questions but rather to mark questions that stump you for more than a minute or so and move on to the next, returning in any spare time you have left. If you absolutely must have a watch though, I think taking the speaker out of a watch is perfectly fine enough. As long as you don't smash anything with a hammer the watch should be a normal time-keeping tool without any problems.
  • RudydogRudydog Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    I know this is an old thread, but wanted to let anyone reading this know that my sister was not allowed to use a silent stopwatch during the SAT. The proctor read a scripted message to her stating *nothing* could be on the desk, silent or not, or a 0 would be given for the test. Seems it is a silent wristwatch or nothing.
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