I hope you smile.
The PSAT is a wonderful learning experience for many reasons. First, one learns how the actual SAT is structured. Second, one learns how, (or how not) to pace oneself during the math section. Finally, one learns the various ways to annoy fellow test-takers. Today, I would like to address reason number three.
Well, I am aware that by the time this post is published the opportunity to take the PSAT this year will have already passed. However, you can apply the following advice in any test-taking situation. If you have already graduated from school, feel free to pass this advice along to your children or younger friends.
First of all, make sure you chew gum during the test. Try to chew it as loudly as possible. Also, if you can pop, snap, and crack your gum. Preferably all at once. If you don’t know how to do this, then chewing loudly works also. (I tried to look up a gum popping tutorial on Youtube but it was awkward watching people’s mouths and tongues for two minutes.)
Second, I know that all SAT/PSAT/ACT prep books recommend that you eat a hearty meal before taking a test, but if your goal is to annoy other people then do NOT eat breakfast. This ensures that your stomach will make loud grumbling noises throughout the duration of the test. For the best possible effects I also recommend not eating dinner the night before.
Finally, make sure you forget important test-taking materials. These include, but are not limited too, #2 pencils, a photo ID, and your shoes or shirt. In this way you will provide diversion for the other students and can distract the students trying to take the test.
Of course, going to school without a shirt on is probably not really worth the attention you will get. So why don’t you disregard that suggestion. Or, you could forget all of my ideas and be a polite, well-mannered, and unforget-ful student. Your choice! =)