BUT, if my score does not go up in mathematics most likely those hours of hard work (which were hugely fun, I may include), I do not understand what to express. I plead dyscalculia.
Reading and Writing this time around? I felt strong and focused, though perhaps not ‘perfect.’ It was more like, ‘Ok, that felt good’ — with bit of ‘hmmmmm….. perhaps not sure about a few of the questions,’ sprinkled on top.
With the exception of 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 an appropriate ‘SAT’ format (I think). I linked back repeatedly to my thesis (that 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 sentence structure and punctuation (semicolons and dashes shmoop research paper writer included), and then I covered it up with the counter example and a strong summary.
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 will blame the graders if I don’t come away of this SAT with at the very lea (more…)