So I'm currently studying for the SATs this March. I've just taken a practice test, and well... my response to my score was crumpling up my answer sheet and throwing it down, stomping on it a few times... :mad::o
Do you ever get the feeling that you are sure you've gotten all of the questions on the Math section right, only to find out that you've royally screwed up? My dad is pretty much emphasizing getting an 800, and on my most recent practice test, I got a 710 (okay, so it's royally screwing up in my perspective)...
Critical reading is a more traumatic matter. I just got a 620. Yeah. Like it's anywhere near showing improvement towards my goal of at least 700 or 720... And these days, my score on the CR section is usually in the 670 - 690 range... For those of you who can get high scores on the CR section easily, how do you do it? And specifically, what's the best way to tackle the section with the two separate, long-reading passages (not the coupled ones, nor the long one that questions #13 to 24 are affiliated with)? I find myself being overwhelmed by the passages if I try to read and get the gist of the passages or try to tackle them by reading the questions and then going to specific parts of the passage. I mean, with the time limit and all, it can freak me out. In the end, I ended up "cheating" by screwing the time limit with that critical reading section, and look what I still got.
My dad is going to freak when he sees the email with my practice test scores... :(