How Musicians Become Good Test Takers

Make no mistake: successful test-taking is simply a skill.


To learn a skill takes dedicated practice.


And since musicians are well-versed in practice, they can become good SAT or ACT test takers.

Most skilled musicians know how to push through difficult learning. They understand that learning comes in fits and starts. A new melody or a new 8-bar progression is not mastered in one sitting. On the contrary, mastery is achieved through repeated attempts.


Learning a new skill is also about embracing humility. Musicians understand that their successes are a direct result of their failures. Fail first, fail often and then succeed.


Really anyone who has worked diligently to practice and perfect a new skill, like musicians, has the ingredients to be successful test takers.


So approach your test-taking goals with measured, consistent and ongoing practice. It need not be stressful. Just the routine of doing the regular practice: read, take practice tests, analyze performance, improve weaknesses, repeat and repeat.


Like a musician, prepare for your performance (i.e. test day) with regular and ongoing work to build the skill of test-taking. Become a musician with your SAT or ACT preparation and you will deliver a fantastic performance.


And if you need any fine-tuning, CROSSWALK is here to help.



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