My junior year of high school was exhilarating. The light at the end of the tunnel started to twinkle. Freedom seemed so near. The prospect of college was right on the horizon, and then, just as it seemed that I was ready to sail into the sunset of independence, I was hit with the sobering realization that I had to contend with the dreaded Scholastic Aptitude Test, more commonly known as the SAT. Suddenly, that light at the end of the tunnel started to look more like a train, and I was smack in the middle of the tracks.For decades, just the thought of the SAT has cast a looming cloud of academic despair for many a student. Not a good thing when it is test-taking time. Yes, there are all varieties of flashcards, tutoring courses, and online practice tests to help the process along. But, as a mami, have you considered that for Spanish-speaking students, sometimes the clues to comprehension are sitting right under their noses—literally, in the very words that they hear and use at home or with fellow Spanish-speakers.