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

Yes, we 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, we’m trying to see it as my Buddha.

The worst component was telling my son. I swear to you, he looked like he truly couldn’t believe his mom didn’t do it at me with these big, wide, honest to god eyes of surprise, and said ‘really?’ &mdash. I believe I’d actually convinced him that work pays off (that is what I thought!).

But he is a sweetie, and he quickly dedicated to my Reading and Writing scores, telling me just how great they are, blah blah blah. In fact We got all sorts of encouraging e-mails from buddies and family:

‘I understand it’s hard to remember at times like these, however these scores are not a judgment. They are just numbers ….. You did your very best and offered it your shot that is best. That’s what is most&mdash that is important the process, maybe not the outcome …. Your scores are fantastic you are 40 points far from an 800 on CR do you understand how many parents would destroy 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’s a better school for you…’

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

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

Today SAT scores came out! Just How did you do? You are hoped by me did well. I know you’ll receive a score that is good and congrats on finishing the project! What you did was very inspiring, especially for senior high school seniors. I recently thought that I would let you realize 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 want to print that away and post it at eye level on my bulletin board.

I haven’t fully prepared how it’s possible that I invested dozens and dozens of joyful hours studying SAT math over the course of 10 months, and hardly improved at all from where I began without once you understand a thing last January. My buddy Catherine claims it is one more piece of evidence that a curriculum that is solid important, and without that, no level of SAT prep into the world is going to enhance your score.

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

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

If there’s anybody else out there feeling disappointed by their scores that are SAT here’s a quote that I have posted in a few places around my household that seems to assist:

When you yourself have the privilege of being with someone at the time of their death, you get the concerns such someone asks are extremely simple:

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

— Jack Kornfield

SAT FAQ: Simply the reality

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

I’m stunned by all of the treasure I came across along the way that was suffocating in a 6 foot blob on top of the visitor sleep.

Take, as an example, this FAQ from Erik the Red, which I’d printed out and highlighted on March 29, 2011, having no idea at that point the gold I’d just stumbled upon. This FAQ answers nearly every question I’ve ever heard asked in regards to the SAT, including…..The Curve.

I’d suggest anyone facing essaywriterforyou com the SAT in the next year or two start using this link from Erik the Red before heading up to another one of my personal favorite sites, College Confidential, which can be more wild west than authoritative (though fun…very fun….so do not get me wrong about CC. I love it there. I’m obsessed. But i have learned to always verify exactly what I hear here.)

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 reliable answers about:

  • The SAT Calendar
  • Reused SAT Questions
  • The Curve
  • Test Details
  • Hyper Links to 3 SATs that are actualanswers included)
  • SAT Question Index
  • Test Date Popularity plus the ‘Best Month’ to Take the SAT

*Yes, i will be those types of retro old people who prints down blog posts. But, in cases where a article makes it to the ‘printed out’ stage of my life, this means it passed the cursory online read and is ready for a deeper embrace.

And yes, I recycle.

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

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