Test-Prep Diet

A smart food strategy is a must for the new SAT

Here's what Lisa Dice, 17, had with her when she took the new SAT exam: four mechanical No. 2 pencils, a calculator, a sweatshirt, a bottle of water, a bottle of apple juice and a packet of cheese-flavored crackers. Here's what she wishes she'd had: "a sandwich--something with a bit more substance."

Clocking in at 3 hr. 45 min.-- three-quarters of an hour longer than the old test--the new exam, which debuted on March 12, is not just a measure of verbal and mathematical proficiency; it's a test of endurance. Kids are given two 5-min. breaks, which they may use for...

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