. SAT Tips Leave nothing blank, your chances are __As good as one in four; So when the end is not too far __Fill in! to raise your score. Jot notes down on the booklet page __or circle a key word. This helps your thinking to engage, __ignore that sneeze you heard. Each question’s worth the same amount, __No question is worth double: Don’t drain your stopwatch bank account __Because you meet some trouble. If question nine is really tough __When doing passage one, Be sure to move on, say “Enough!” __And come back when you’re done; For otherwise you’re sure to miss __The easy questions later; Don’t let your thoughts go all amiss, __Or you’ll be your own hater. And in the Reading Section know __That early questions tend To go with early lines and so __Don’t look around the end. The opposite is also true; __But questions on the whole Are also there: a chance for you __To find the reading’s soul. The evidence is everything: __That’s how your mind should think. Your daydreams could be anything, __But they want what’s in ink. And most of all remember that __“Fortune favors the bold”; Take off your sullen, self-doubt hat, __Put on your helmet of gold! . . Evan Mantyk teaches literature and history in New York and is President of the Society of Classical Poets.