No Pressure, No Diamond…

Have you been practicing for the SAT? How do you solve this problem? What is the best way to approach this problem?

Everyone had been talking about the SAT even before the summer break started. In math class this year, we had been arduously allocated all the class time to prep ourselves for the upcoming SAT on October 6th, 2018.

The first three or four weeks of school was not an issue for any of the students until we got to the last two weeks, which nearly the test date, where pressures began to heighten up.

Personally, the most challenging part about SAT to me is the timing. I could say that I basically know almost all of the math contents in the test but the time’s pressure often made me missed some of the questions.

In order to approach this issue, I often set a limit time for myself for each question that I’ve been solving. Furthermore, when I looked at the question and when it seems to have a lot of text or complicated equation, I would quickly skip it and move on to the easier one; this way I am able to complete all the easy one first. Another strategy that I’ve been taking was to always leave at least 4 minutes of the full test to fill up the bubbles. For example, if I did the 38 questions with calculators one and I have 55 minutes, I would limit myself to use only 50 minutes in order to leave 5 minutes in filling the bubbles sheet.

Our math facilitator, Jeff Boucher, always keep telling us that the SAT is not the correct way to measure our capability but it is the stepping stone that we need in order to experience the abundant opportunities that the university offered. This is why it is important to us as the Cambodian change agent. 

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ― Mark Twain

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