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May SAT Scores are in!

SAT Scores May 2016

Originally inspired by this Spring 2009 Wall Street Journal article whose author was dared by her teenage son to take the SAT, I took the SAT in 2009 and got 2 Math questions wrong scoring  a 750. Last month, I took the new SAT and made no errors on Math 🙂
And just as I thought the Reading was harder — well at least it was for me as compared to 2009!  Khan Academy was wonderful as was the College Board book.
I highly recommend for adults to take this exam — I learned a lot of content prepping and had intense focus  for 5 hours!!  Plus it builds rapport and connection with teens!
Scroll to the bottom of this College Board policy for dates that adult test takers can sit.



SAT Weeks 3 and 4: My book looks loved

1438796197048My book is looking loved!  Check out the dog ear on the upper right hand corner of the blue College Board SAT book!

During weeks 3 and 4, I took the 4 non essay sections of each of the 4 exams in the SAT book.
This content is much more challenging than the old SAT.   I am not sure why the College Board is making the exam harder than it was.  It seems like many students will jump to the ACT.
Next steps:
Work on each of the 4 essays
Go through the Ivy Global SAT book ( arriving this week)
Get familiar with the Khan Academy offerings for SAT prep