December SAT Scores (aka, My Buddha). I’d characterize yesterday as a day that is epically bad my 46 many years of life, and as the turmoil had nothing regarding the SAT, my December ratings did not help.

December SAT Scores (aka, My Buddha). I’d characterize yesterday as a day that is epically bad my 46 many years of life, and as the turmoil had nothing regarding the SAT, my December ratings did not help.

Yes, I do recognize (intellectually) that we should feel happy about my Reading and Writing scores; but honestly, that Math score feels crushing, like a bully. Today, well, I’m trying to see it as my Buddha.

The part that is worst ended up being telling my son. I swear to you, he looked at me with these big, wide, honest to god eyes of surprise, and said ‘really?’ — like he really couldn’t believe their mom didn’t do it. I think I’d actually convinced him that time and effort pays off (that’s what I thought!).

But he’s a sweetie, and he quickly focused on my Reading and Writing ratings, telling me exactly how great they are, blah blah blah. In fact I got all sorts of encouraging emails from friends and family:

‘I understand it is hard to keep in mind at times like these, however these scores are not really a judgment. They truly are just numbers ….. You did your very best and provided it your shot that is best. That’s what is most&mdash that is important the process, perhaps not the outcome …. Your scores are great you’re 40 points far from an 800 on CR do you understand how numerous moms and dads would kill for that score?? The 730 on writing just puts you in your range.’

They made me feel better, in a supported sort of means — but deep out they didn’t get into their first choice college, and everyone writes on their Facebook wall: ‘You’re too good for them… inside I couldn’t help feeling like a high school senior who just found. It wasn’t meant to be….. there is a better school for you…’

And that is all true, but it still feels devastating. At minimum it does for me.

At the conclusion of the yesterday, I received an email that truly did lift my spirits day. It came from a school that is high whom I’d never met:

Today SAT scores came out! How did you do? You are hoped by me did well. We know you will get a score that is good and congrats on completing the task! That which you did was very inspiring, especially for senior school seniors. I simply thought that I would allow you to know that you motivated me to learn, and I went from the 1630 (520R 600M 510W) (junior year) up to a 2300 (700R 800M 800W) (senior year).

I want to print that out and post it at eye level on my bulletin board.

We have not completely prepared how it’s possible that We spent tons of joyful hours studying SAT mathematics over the course of 10 months, and hardly enhanced at all from where I began without once you understand a thing last January. My buddy Catherine claims it’s one more piece of evidence that a curriculum that is solid crucial, and without that, no quantity of SAT prep within the world will probably enhance your score.

For all intents and purposes, i did son’t learn a lick of mathematics after 9th grade (until this project was begun by me). I’m thinking about taking a math course at my community that is local college; and simply starting from scratch.

I am not done. I must pause to be able to write a written book at this time, but We’m not done with the math. Personally I think incomplete.

If there’s anybody else out there feeling disappointed by their scores that are SAT here is a estimate that i’ve posted in a couple of places around my household that appears to assist:

You find the questions such a person asks are very simple if you have the privilege of being with someone at the time of his or her death:

  • ‘Did I love well?’
  • ‘Did I live fully?’
  • ‘Did I learn to let it go?’

— Jack Kornfield

SAT FAQ: Just the reality

A couple of weeks after my 7th (and last) SAT in 2011, and I’m finally making it through the mountain of paper* which had piled up throughout the course of the season.

I’m stunned by most of the treasure I realized over the real way that was suffocating in a 6 foot blob on top of the guest bed.

Take, for example, this FAQ from Erik the Red, which I’d printed away and highlighted on March 29, 2011, having no idea at that point the silver I’d just came across. This FAQ answers nearly every relevant question i’ve ever heard expected about the SAT, including…..The Curve.

I’d suggest anyone facing the SAT in the next 12 months or two start with this specific link from Erik the Red before heading up to another one of my favorite sites, College Confidential, that can be more wild west than authoritative (though fun…very fun….so do not get me wrong about CC. It is loved by me there. I am obsessed. But i have learned to always verify what I hear there.)

But also for SAT Facts (without having to wade through the College Board’s site), cut to the chase with Erik the Red’s FAQ, and find answers that are reliable:

  • The SAT Calendar
  • Reused SAT Questions
  • The Curve
  • Test Details
  • Hyper Links to 3 Actual SATs (answers included)
  • SAT Question Index
  • Test Date Popularity as well as the ‘Best Month’ to Take the SAT

*Yes, I am one of those retro old individuals who images out blog posts. But, in case a article helps it be to the ‘printed out’ period of my life, meaning it passed the cursory online read and is ready for a deeper embrace.

And yes, I recycle.

P.S. Three more days until SAT scores are released december. YIKES. I’m so scared (and excited). I have actually so much to say about that last month of study… much to say….so short amount of time.

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