Monday, July 7, 2008
Today we took a mock SAT in our SAT class to test the techniques and strategies we learned during the past week. I felt i did better in the critical reading section of the test because I was able to understand the passage a lot better than I normally would. because of the SAT, I discovered reading the passage first then answer the questions help me answer the questions more efficiently than reading the questions first then find the answer in the text like I usually do. Likewise, my essay class helped me immensely as well because it gave me insights into what a good personal statement for the common application should look like, a good balance of narrative and reflections and a conclusion to wrap it up. The College Application course was also very helpful. It gave us websites where we can search for colleges according o our specifications such as CollegeBoard.com Matchmaker. The course also help us fill out the Common Application and answer any questions we might have in the process. The SEAD program did a fantastic job of helping us getting through the complicating and frustrating college admission process. Being in this program made me feel like the luckiest high school student in the world.