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No way.

BUT, if my score doesn’t go up in mathematics most likely those hours of hard work (which had been hugely fun, I would add), I don’t know 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….. maybe not sure about a few of the questions,’ sprinkled on top.

Except for my essay — regarding the essay, we felt sure. I felt strong and confident — like I summoned my very best SAT self — and she showed up wrote that essay about Tim O’Brien with passion and vigor — plus 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), and then I wrapped it up with the counter example and a strong summary.

But, the essay is the one subjective section of the entire test. That said, then i give up on standardized writing if my readers don’t recognize that I aced that essay. No, actually, i am blaming the graders. Yes, I will blame the graders if I don’t come out of the SAT with at least an 11.

Anyway…I’m sad it’s over. I am surprised at how difficult this test is for me. We’ll most likely carry on for that ‘perfect score,’ even if it is not in any official ‘perfect score project’ capacity — simply 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 SAT that is final for project (and yes, personally i think sad. We hate goodbyes). Saturday’s test is likely to make 7 SATs in 2011, and the two I took in 1982 (one of that has been emailed in my experience by Erik the Red; I cannot wait to take it next week).

I’ve been quieter on the blog front than usual because i am attempting to focus (so hard for a few of us). We find that once We start down the internet bunny hole, hours (days) can evaporate. But I’ll be back after next Saturday, because I have plenty to get off my upper body about this entire process.

Most of my SAT time in the final few weeks has been spent learning the basics of math. More on that later.

A day so that I’m limbered up for Saturday for the next few days I’m going to write an essay. When I’ve stated before, practice definitely helps.

I just printed away a comment to see very carefully from my last post about the Essay, that has been kept by way of a school that is high who scored a 2400. His (or her?) critique of my October essay is exemplary, and this specific paragraph, worthy of showcasing for others:

My recommendation to you is this: Always be aware of your thesis when you are developing your examples. You’ll need to be explicit very, very explicit when you tie your example(s) back to the thesis. SAT essay readers read really quickly. Demonstrably linking your example(s) to your thesis is essential to scoring a 12.

If someone else is interested in exercising essay that is SAT, here you will find the university Board encourages from the November SAT.

Okay, signing off now because i am procrastinating.

Keep Your Own Time For the 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 there are most likely others out there who also may have been absent on the day these strategies were given out….and I’m posting the entire, worthy, kaboodle and kit remark, as is:

A quick note on keeping time: My digital watch (which has a timer) beeps, so I don’t utilize it for the SAT. An analog is used by me view alternatively. And, at the start of each section, I wind the tactile hands to the utmost effective of the hour (its perpetually 8-8:30 am during the test). By beginning each section at 8:00 it then is very simple to see how long I have left ‘Oo. 8:15 simply ten minutes left)

Why waste brain cells on wanting to calculate exactly how much time you’ve got kept if it really is currently 8:48 and you started at 8:33.

Also mark your answers into the booklet I draw a big circle around the clear answer I chose ( such as the letter and also the solution). We additionally write the letter (big!) to the left associated with the question. That method when I bubble in, I am able to just quickly glance down the side that is left of questions shmoop essay writing websites and write in my responses (A, B, E)

When we skip an answer, I place a large group to the left, to remind me to skip that bubble.

And, I do not bubble in after each 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 regarding 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 how to help keep your own time. I’ve ordered myself an analog, beep-free Swatch for the SAT next Saturday (my last one with this project…), which should arrive in today’s mail.

 

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