BUT, if my score doesn’t get up in math most likely those hours of hard work (which had been hugely fun, I would add), I don’t understand what to state. I plead dyscalculia.
Reading and Writing this right time around? I felt focused and strong, though not 'perfect.' It was more like, 'Ok, that felt good' — with little bit of 'hmmmmm….. perhaps not sure about a number of the concerns,' sprinkled on top.
Aside from my essay — in the essay, we 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 vitality — and 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 I forget).
I wove in sophisticated vocabulary (including a well placed 'jingoistic'); used varied phrase structure and punctuation (semicolons and dashes included), then I wrapped it up with the counter example and a strong summary.
But, the essay is the one subjective element 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 away of the SAT with at the very least an 11.
Anyway…I’m sad it’s over. I’m amazed at how difficult this test is for me. We’ll most likely carry on for that 'perfect score,' even whether it’s not in any official 'perfect score task' capacity — just because i truly think it’s fun (crazy, I understand — but don’t knock it till you take to it).
Limbering Up for Saturday’s Essay
Four days until my final SAT for this project (and yes, personally i think sad. We hate goodbyes). Saturday’s test is likely to make 7 SATs in 2011, as well as the two I took in 1982 (one of that has been emailed in my experience by Erik the Red; I cannot wait to simply take it next week).
I am quieter on the blog front side than usual because I’m trying to focus (therefore hard for some of us). We discover that once We start down the rabbit that is internet, hours (days) can evaporate. But I’ll be back after next Saturday, because I have a whole lot to get my chest off about this entire process.
Nearly all of my time that is SAT in final few months has been invested studying the basics of math. More on that later on.
For the next few days I’m planning to write an essay a day to ensure i am limbered up for Saturday. When I’ve stated before, practice definitely helps.
I just printed down a remark to read carefully from my final post concerning the Essay, which was left with a high school senior who scored a 2400. His (or her?) critique of my October essay is excellent, and this specific paragraph, worthy of highlighting for others:
My recommendation to you is this: be conscious of your thesis whenever you are developing your examples. You will need to be explicit very, very explicit when you tie your example(s) back again to the thesis. SAT essay readers read really quickly. Demonstrably linking your example(s) to your thesis is crucial to scoring a 12.
If someone else is interested in practicing essay that is SAT, here you will find the College Board encourages through the November SAT.
Ok, signing off now because i am 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 hit my radar for the first 46 years of my life, i want to assume that you can find probably others out there who also may have been absent on the day these strategies were given out….and i am posting your whole, worthy, kit and kaboodle comment, as is:
A note that is quick keeping time: My digital watch (that has a timer) beeps, so I don’t put it to use for the SAT. An analog is used by me watch instead. And, at the start of each section, I wind the arms to the utmost effective of the hour (it is perpetually 8-8:30 am throughout the test). By beginning each section at 8:00 it then is very effortless to see the length of time I have left 'Oo. 8:15 just ten minutes left)
Why waste brain cells on wanting to determine how much time you’ve got kept you started at 8:33 if it is currently 8:48 and.
Also mark your answers in the booklet I draw a big circle around the clear answer I chose ( such as the letter and the answer). We additionally write the letter (big!) to the left regarding the question. That method when I bubble in, i will just quickly glance down the side that is left of questions and compose in my responses (A, B, E)
I put a large circle to the left, to remind me to skip that bubble when I skip an answer.
And, I don’t bubble in after 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. Then I’ll turn the page and respond to the questions in the left-hand and pages that are right-hand then bubble in all those before I turn the web page to get to more concerns.
I especially love the tip regarding how to help keep your own time. We’ve ordered myself an analog, beep-free Swatch for the SAT next Saturday (my last one for this project…), which should arrive in today’s mail.