Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mission soooo Accomplished!

Well, you know what this means, don't you? Yep, that's right. I am totally done with the Scholastic Aptitude Test. I am so utterly relieved, not to mention proud of myself. I don't think I did too bad a job. (Thanks a bunch to those who commented last post and wished me luck! ^,^)

Turns out I had little to worry about. My essay topic wasn't very difficult. Something about ethics, or the lack thereof. In preparation the previous day, I'd read some advice online that it's a good idea to sprinkle fancy words here and there, so that's what I did. Words like "antagonist" and "mendacity" (something to do with lying) and "jettison" (to abandon or get rid of, like throwing out those bags of sand in a hot-air balloon). As soon as I'm able (and if I'm allowed), I'll copy the essay when it gets on the internet and make sure you guys get to read it.

One down side is that I missed 15 math questions. I made sure I counted them. According to the same online source, each question is worth about 10 points, so I'm surely 150 points down right now. 2400 is the top score, in case you didn't know. So I know I'm not going to get a perfect score, but I'm hoping for something above 2000. I'm quite positive that I hardly messed up on the rest of the questions, though. I didn't leave a single reading or writing question in the section blank.

But it was really awesome, because the confidence my acceptable (at least to me) essay gave me kept me floating happily, but diligently, for the entire test. I was also pretty grateful for those breaks. I think we might have taken too much cereal for snacks, though. Oh well. All in the past.

So after the test was over (thank goodness!), Annette and I took 3 buses and walked a couple miles to get home. Turns out we didn't make that cool stop I talked about earlier. Well, we did, but not for as long as I'd fantasized. Sawgrass Mall. Not that I'd wanted to shop much, but just to hang out, maybe eat something to celebrate. But all we decided to get was a slice of pizza to share and then we caught the next bus.

My book, Scat, was a very good book to read, especially on the long bus rides. I finished it at home just a while ago. You can expect my report on it on my other blog shortly. Anyway, it was great to come home again. Adam and our parents had gone to the beach, so us twins were on our own for the day. I made myself a bowl of "zasta" in under 10 minutes, with the help of our newly acquired vegetable garnish machine thingy, something called a Spiral-Slicer. It produces thinner, even better strands of zucchini pasta than a person ever could. Alright, I think I should stop sounding like a commercial now.

Basically, we both relaxed and chilled the rest of the day. We saw a movie. But you know, I also think I detected a bit of itchiness somewhere in my throat. I hope I don't get sick. Oh, before you go all crazy and start pointing fingers at the college board, blaming them for my sickness, I want you to chill. I think I may have picked it up from my brother. Adam said his throat was a little scratchy too. But with good luck, I'm sure this will pass over quickly.

Ah, I just want to say again how glad I am that I don't have to care about stupid tests anymore! Such a relief! Now I can get back to my old life again. I can devote much more time to writing more in my Imazia story and not have to worry about using the time to study instead. I'm gonna have so much fun, writing full-time again!... Well, maybe not full-time, but as full as I can manage. I should also concentrate on thinking about my future, where I should go now from here.

BTW, I didn't take a load of pictures at the testing center like I thought I would. Just a couple. And I don't think they're really worth posting on Picture Perfect.

In the meantime, Saturday Night Live is on in several minutes. (SNL. What a much more pleasant sounding three letter acronym than SAT, don't you think?) G'night everybody!


J.N. Future Author said...

^.^ yay! that is so cool!

post the pictures! ^.^

Did you get points marked off for getting an answer wrong?

the ACT you didn't (i think). so when we had like 30 seconds till the end I filled out all the rest of the bubbles with 'C'. that way there were at least a few lucky points I could get.

Brian said...

Great job!!!! I can't wait to read the essay! How was SNL? My little brother had a friend over so I didn't get to watch it.

Q said...

I hope you left the math questions you didn't know blank, because they don't deduct points for blank answers and they do deduct points for incorrect answers. Unless, of course, you were able to knock out answers until you only had two left, when it's worth it to just guess. They grade like that on AP tests, too. Did I mention that I hate the College Board?

The ACT is much nicer--they don't deduct points for incorrect answers.

So yeah, that answers your question, Jacoby.