BUT, if my score does not go up in math all things considered those full hours of hard work (which had been hugely fun, I would include), I do not 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 bit of ‘hmmmmm….. maybe not sure about a handful of the questions,’ sprinkled on top.
Except for my essay — in the essay, I 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 — plus 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 sentence structure and punctuation (semicolons and dashes included), 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 shmoop essay writing. That said, if my readers don’t observe that I aced that essay, then we surrender on standardized writing. No, actually, i am blaming the graders. Yes, I will blame the graders if I don’t come away of the SAT with at the very least an 11.