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Breaks during the SAT

CR7_ManUtdCR7_ManUtd Posts: 976- Member
edited May 2009 in SAT Preparation
How many breaks are there and how many minutes do they continue ?
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Replies to: Breaks during the SAT

  • ido.potterido.potter Posts: 348Registered User Member
    I had
    section 1
    section 2
    5 min break
    section 3
    section 4
    5 min break
    section 5
    section 6
    5 min break
    section 7-10
  • CR7_ManUtdCR7_ManUtd Posts: 976- Member
    potter this is insane.Four sections in a row without a break ?WHen I took the test in January i remember I had 4 breaks
  • verylikeawhaleverylikeawhale Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    This is kind of a dumb question, but you're allowed to leave the room during breaks, right? During the PSAT the proctor wouldn't let us leave the room at all and I had to pee so bad I almost canceled my score and walked out...
  • zapzap Posts: 489- Member
    Yes, you are allowed to leave. Since it is the end of a section and it's against the rules to go back to the section, there is no reason why not.

    The PSAT is different though. That is a shorter test.
  • mary1237mary1237 Posts: 105Registered User Junior Member
    In May, I only had 1 break (and it was only around 3 minutes long). I think it was after Section 5 or so. My proctor was just like "you all want to just get through this right?". And she didn't give us a break until someone specifically asked for it.

    In March, I think I had 3 breaks, and they were each 3 minutes long.
  • 112358112358 Posts: 1,944Registered User Senior Member
    I had the same break schedule as ido.potter.
  • wb555wb555 Posts: 65Registered User Junior Member
    I had only one break on the May test that was about 2-3 minutes long. I thought I was going to pass out from exhaustion towards the end (section 8 and onwards). I think it really affected my score.

    Our proctor was such an a-hole...
  • python38python38 Posts: 1,304Registered User Senior Member
    So you only get breaks when the proctor thinks you should get them, not at set times specified by the College Board?
  • ido.potterido.potter Posts: 348Registered User Member
    the breaks I mentioned are in the college board direction to the proctor
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