December SAT is Now, Last Tense. First of all of the, I’d a blast; liked every second of today’s SAT experience. Did I get the ‘perfect score?’

No way.

BUT, if my score doesn’t go up in mathematics all things considered those full hours of hard work (which were hugely fun, I would include), I don’t know what to state. I plead dyscalculia.

Reading and Writing this right time around? I felt strong and focused, though not ‘perfect.’ It was more like, ‘Ok, that felt good’ — with little bit of ‘hmmmmm….. perhaps not sure about a handful of the concerns,’ sprinkled on top.

With the exception of my essay — regarding 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 vigor — 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 We forget).

I wove in sophisticated vocabulary (including a well placed ‘jingoistic’); used varied sentence structure and punctuation (semicolons and dashes included), and then I covered it with the counter example and a conclusion that is strong.

But, the essay is the one subjective part 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’m 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 unfortunate that it is over. I am amazed at how difficult this test is for me. We’ll probably carry on for that ‘perfect rating,’ even whether it’s not in any official ‘perfect score task’ capacity — just because i truly think it’s fun (crazy, I know — but don’t knock it till you try it).

Limbering Up for Saturday’s Essay


Four days until my final SAT for this project (and yes, i’m sad. We hate goodbyes). Saturday’s test can certainly make 7 SATs last year, as well as the two I took in 1982 (one of that was emailed if you ask me by Erik the Red; I can not wait to take it next week).

I have been quieter on the blog front side than usual because I’m attempting to focus (so hard for a few of us). I realize that when We start down the internet rabbit hole, 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.

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

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

I recently printed away a remark to read carefully from my last post concerning the Essay, that has been kept by a school that is high who scored a 2400. His (or her?) critique of my October essay is exceptional, and this paragraph that is particular worthy of highlighting for other people:

My recommendation to you is this: continually be aware of your thesis whenever you are developing your examples. You will need to be explicit very, very explicit once you connect your example(s) back to the thesis. SAT essay readers read really quickly. Clearly linking your example(s) to your thesis is vital to scoring a 12.

If someone else is interested in exercising essay that is SAT, here are the College Board encourages through the November SAT.

Okay, 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 that she hadn’t mentioned before because she thought everyone knew these things….

Considering the fact that somehow they didn’t hit my radar for the first 46 years of my life, I’m going to assume that there are most likely others out there who also may have been absent on the these strategies were given out….and time i am posting the complete, worthy, kaboodle and kit remark, as is:

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

Why waste brain cells on wanting to calculate just how much time you have got kept if it’s currently 8:48 and you started at 8:33.

Also mark your answers within the booklet I draw a circle that is big the answer I chose ( including the letter as well as the response). I additionally write the letter (big!) to the left associated with question. That means whenever I bubble in, i could 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 do not bubble in after each concern I just bubble in the spread so then bubble those if the section starts on the right-hand page, I’ll answer all those questions. I quickly’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 page to get to more questions.

I especially love the tip about how precisely to keep your own time. We’ve ordered myself an analog, beep-free Swatch for the SAT next Saturday (my final one for this project…), which should arrive in today’s mail.

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