BUT, if my score does not go up in math all things considered those full hours of hard work (which had been hugely fun, I may add), I don’t know what to state. I plead dyscalculia.
Reading and Writing this right time around? I felt strong and concentrated, though maybe not ‘perfect.’ It was more like, ‘Ok, that felt good’ — with little bit of ‘hmmmmm….. not sure about a number of the questions,’ sprinkled on top.
Except for my essay — regarding the essay, I felt sure. I felt strong and confident — like I summoned my very best SAT self — and she turned up wrote that essay about Tim O’Brien with passion and vigor — as well as in a suitable ‘SAT’ format (I think). I linked back repeatedly to my thesis (which I had written on the top of my test booklet, lest We forget).
I wove in sophisticated vocabulary (including a well placed ‘jingoistic’); used varied phrase structure and punctuation (semicolons and dashes included), and then I covered it up with the counter example and a strong conclusion.
But, the essay is the one subjective section of the test that is whole. That said, then i give up on standardized writing if my readers don’t recognize that I aced that essay. No, actually, I’m blaming the graders. Yes, I shall blame the graders if I don’t come out of this SAT with at least an 11.
Anyway…I’m unfortunate that it’s over. I am amazed at how difficult this test is for me. I’ll most likely keep going for that ‘perfect score,’ even if it’s not in any official ‘perfect score project’ capacity — just till you try it) because I really do think it’s fun (crazy, I know — but don’t knock it.
Limbering Up for Saturday’s Essay
Four days until my final SAT for this project (and yes, I feel sad. I hate goodbyes). Saturday’s test makes 7 SATs in 2011, in addition to the two I took in 1982 (one of that was emailed in my experience by Erik the Red; I can’t wait to take it next week).
I have been quieter on the blog front than usual because i am attempting to focus (therefore hard for some of us). I realize that once I start down the internet rabbit hole, hours (days) can evaporate. But I’ll be back after next Saturday, because I have a lot to get my chest off about this whole process.
Nearly all of my SAT time in the last few weeks has been invested learning the basics of math. More on that later on.
For the next few days I’m planning to write an essay a time to ensure i am limbered up for Saturday. When I’ve stated before, practice definitely helps.
I simply printed out a remark to learn carefully from my final post concerning the Essay, which was left with a school that is high who scored a 2400. His (or her?) critique of my October essay is exemplary, and this paragraph that is particular worthy of showcasing for other people:
My suggestion to you is this: often be aware of your thesis when you’re developing your examples. You will need to be explicit very, very explicit once you connect your example(s) back again to the thesis. SAT essay readers read really quickly. Clearly linking your example(s) to your thesis is vital to scoring a 12.
If anyone else is interested in exercising SAT essay writing, here you will find the College Board prompts through the November SAT.
Okay, signing down now because I’m procrastinating.
Keep Your time that is own for SAT
SAT tutor, Stacey Howe-Lott, left a comment below with some test taking tips because she thought everyone knew these things… that she hadn’t mentioned before.
Given that somehow they didn’t strike my radar for the first 46 years of my life, i am going to assume that you will find most likely others out there who also may have been absent on the these strategies had been given out….and time i am posting your whole, worthy, kaboodle and kit remark, as is:
A note that is quick keeping time: My digital watch (which has a timer) beeps, so I actually don’t use it for the SAT. An analog is used by me view alternatively. And, at the start of each section, I wind the fingers to the most effective of the hour (it is perpetually 8-8:30 am through the test). By starting each section at 8:00 it then is quite effortless to see the length of time I have left ‘Oo. 8:15 just 10 minutes left)
Why waste brain cells on attempting to determine just how much time you have left you started at 8:33 if it is currently 8:48 and.
Also mark your answers into the booklet I draw a big circle around the solution I chose ( such as the shmoop academic writing services letter and the solution). We also write the letter (big!) to the left of the question. That means when I bubble in, I’m able to just quickly glance down the left side of the questions and write in my answers (A, B, E)
Whenever we skip an solution, I place a big group to the left, to remind me personally to skip that bubble.
And, I do not bubble in after each and every question I only bubble in the spread so then bubble those if the section starts on the right-hand page, I’ll answer all those questions. However’ll turn the web page and answer the questions in the left-hand and pages that are right-hand then bubble in all those before I turn the page to get to more questions.
I especially love the tip about how precisely to help keep your own time. I’ve ordered myself an analog, beep-free Swatch for the SAT next Saturday (my last one for this project…), which should get to today’s mail.