Yes, I do realize (intellectually) that we should feel happy about my Reading and scores that are writing 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 had been 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 truly could not believe his mom didn’t do it. I do believe I’d actually convinced him that time and effort pays down (that’s what I thought!).
But he’s a sweetie, and he quickly centered on my Reading and Writing scores, telling me exactly how great they are, blah blah blah. In fact all sorts were got by me of encouraging emails from friends and family:
‘I know it’s hard to remember at times like these, but these scores are not just a judgment. They are just numbers ….. You did your very best and offered it your best shot. That’s what’s most&mdash that is important the process, maybe not the outcome …. Your scores are great you’re 40 points away from an 800 on CR do you understand how parents that are many kill for that score?? The 730 on writing just puts you in your range.’
They made me feel better, in a supported kind of way — 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’s a better school for you…’
And that’s all true, however it still seems devastating. At least it does for me personally.
At the conclusion of the yesterday, I received an email that truly did lift my spirits day. It came from a senior school senior whom I’d never ever came across:
Today SAT scores came out! How did you do? we wish you did well. I know you will get a score that is good and congrats on doing the project! What you did was very inspiring, especially for senior high school seniors. I recently thought that I would enable you to understand that you inspired me to study, and I went from a 1630 (520R 600M 510W) (junior year) up to a 2300 (700R 800M 800W) (senior year).
I need to print that out and publish it at eye degree on my bulletin board.
We haven’t completely prepared how it is possible I started without knowing a thing last January that I spent dozens and dozens of joyful hours studying SAT math over the course of 10 months, and hardly improved at all from where. My buddy Catherine says it is one more piece of evidence that a solid curriculum is essential, and without that, no level of SAT prep within the world is going to enhance your rating.
For all intents and purposes, i did son’t learn a lick of math essay writer for you com after 9th grade (until this project was begun by me). I’m contemplating going for a math course at my community that is local college; and just starting from scratch.
I’m not done. I must pause so that you can write book right now, but We’m not finished with the math. Personally I think incomplete.
If there’s anyone else out there feeling disappointed by their scores that are SAT here is a quote that I have posted in a few places around my house that seems to help:
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 important points
A couple of weeks after my 7th (and last) SAT in 2011, and I’m finally rendering it through the hill of paper* that had piled up throughout the course of the year.
I’m stunned by all of the treasure I came across along the way that was suffocating in a 6 foot blob together with 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 basic idea at that time the gold I’d just stumbled upon. This FAQ answers nearly every relevant question i’ve ever heard expected in regards to the SAT, including…..The Curve.
I’d suggest anyone facing the SAT in the next 12 months or two start with this particular link from Erik the Red before heading over to another one of my favorite sites, College Confidential, that can easily be more wild west than authoritative (though fun…very fun….so do not get me wrong about CC. I like it there. I’m obsessed. But I’ve learned to always verify just what I hear there.)
However for SAT Facts (without having to wade through the College Board’s site), cut to the chase with Erik the Red’s FAQ, in order to find reliable answers about:
- The SAT Calendar
- Reused SAT Questions
- The Curve
- Test Details
- Hyper Links to 3 SATs that are actualresponses included)
- SAT Question Index
- Test Date Popularity as well as the ‘Best Month’ to Take the SAT
*Yes, I am among those retro old those who images down blog posts. But, if your blog post makes it to the ‘printed out’ phase of my life, which means 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 afraid (and excited). I have actually therefore much to say about this month that is last of…..so much to say….so short amount of time.