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SAT is Now, Past Tense december. First of all, a blast was had by me; adored every 2nd of today’s SAT experience. Did I get the ‘perfect score?’

SAT is Now, Past Tense december. First of all, a blast was had by me; adored every 2nd of today’s SAT experience. Did I get the ‘perfect score?’

No way.

BUT, if my score doesn’t get up in math all things considered those full hours of hard work (which were hugely fun, I would add), I do not know what to express. I plead dyscalculia.

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

Aside from 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 vitality — as well as in an appropriate ‘SAT’ format (I think). I linked back repeatedly to my thesis (that we 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 with the counter example and a conclusion that is strong.

But, the essay is the one subjective part of the whole 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 shall blame the graders if I don’t come away of the SAT with at least an 11.

Anyway…I’m sad it’s over. I’m surprised at how hard this test is for me. We’ll probably continue for that ‘perfect score,’ even whether it’s not in any official ‘perfect score task’ 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, I feel sad. We hate goodbyes). Saturday’s test will make 7 SATs in 2011, as well as the two I took in 1982 (one of which was emailed to me by Erik the Red; I cannot wait to take it next week).

I have been quieter on the blog front than usual because i am wanting to focus (therefore shmoop essay help service hard for some of us). I realize 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 lot to get my chest off about this whole process.

The majority of my SAT time in the final few days 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. When I’ve stated before, practice definitely helps.

I recently printed away a remark to see carefully from my final post about the Essay, which was kept with a high school senior who scored a 2400. His (or her?) critique of my October essay is exceptional, and this paragraph that is particular worthy of showcasing for other people:

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

If anyone else is interested in practicing essay that is SAT, here are the College Board encourages 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 using tips that she had not mentioned before because she thought everyone knew these things….

Considering that somehow they didn’t strike my radar for the first 46 years of my life, I’m going to assume that you can find most likely others out there who also may have been absent on the day these strategies got out….and i am posting your whole, worthy, kit and kaboodle comment, as is:

A quick note on keeping time: My digital watch (which includes a timer) beeps, so I actually don’t put it to use for the SAT. I take advantage of an analog watch alternatively. And, at the start of each section, I wind the hands to the most effective of the hour (it’s perpetually 8-8:30 am during the test). By starting each section at 8:00 it then is quite easy to see the length of time I have left ‘Oo. 8:15 simply 10 minutes left)

Why waste brain cells on wanting to determine just how much time you’ve got kept if its currently 8:48 and you started at 8:33.

Also mark your answers in the booklet I draw a circle that is big the solution I chose ( including the letter plus the answer). I additionally write the letter (big!) to the left of this question. That way when I bubble in, I am able to just quickly glance down the side that is left of questions and write in my answers (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 and every question I just bubble in the spread therefore then bubble those if the section starts on the right-hand page, I’ll answer all those questions. However’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 questions.

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

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