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【 SAT學員資料】

SAT學員姓名:高若芸
學校及科系:Fieldston High School
SAT正式考試成績:Math:780分、Evidence-Based Reading and Writing:760分
正式考試總分:SAT 1540分
SAT正式考試日期: 2019 年8月24日/2019年10月5日

【SAT準備心得】

Hi! My name is Denika Kao, and I’m currently a junior at Fieldston High School in New York City. I’m interested in the biomedical sciences, and am thinking of pursuing pre med in college. I had to take the SAT as it’s a required standardized test (SAT or ACT) for almost all colleges and universities in the U.S., and I plan on staying within the country for my college education. I wanted to be able to get a head start on studying during the summer before my junior year to alleviate stress and workload when school started – which is why I turned to美加. 
嗨!我叫高若芸,目前就讀紐約市菲爾德斯頓中學。由於我本身對生物醫學很感興趣,加上未來也有考慮先修醫科類預備課程,並繼續留在美國接受大學教育,所以SAT考試成為我申請時必備的成績。我希望能夠在高中11年級前的暑假開始準備,以減輕開學後的課業壓力,這也就是我選擇美加的原因。

For me, the biggest challenge right off the bat regarding the SAT were the tiny careless mistakes I’d make that would result in getting a few questions wrong across the sections, as well as a need for a general brush up in math and grammar. Similar to most SAT test takers, time was one of my main concerns. However, contrary to the majority, my problem was that I actually had too much time; I would also rush through the English sections, scared that I wouldn’t finish, and end with twenty or so minutes, completely mentally drained. Fortunately, through their teachers and lessons, I was able to overcome those obstacles at美加. 
準備SAT的過程中,我面臨最大的挑戰,一是自己容易粗心犯錯,因為一個錯誤通常會連帶其他部分的錯誤發生,二是對數學和語法的加強。與大多數SAT應試者一樣,時間的掌握也是一大重點。但相反的是,我不是時間不夠的問題,而是我時間掌控不佳、時間剩太多。我常擔心自己會寫不完,所以會匆匆忙忙地瀏覽題目,結果最後才發現還剩20分鐘左右,在這壓縮的作答環境下,常讓我感到頭昏腦脹、精疲力盡。不過幸運的是,在美加老師的指導下,我能夠輕鬆的在考前成功克服這些障礙。

Each teacher I encountered was able to provide a relatively brief but comprehensive overview of their subject, which was incredibly helpful for me, as it refreshed my memory. In addition, after the initial review, they zoomed in on specific topics that were more difficult, using real SAT questions and answers to provide examples of what we might find ourselves encountering. What I found most useful, though, in terms of preparation, were the mock tests that we had weekly;美加mimicked the testing conditions that we would find ourselves in for the real SAT, which gave me a sense of what to expect, and also uncovered my strengths and weaknesses (as stated above). 
我在美加遇到的每個老師都提供精簡、專業的課程教學,這對我很有幫助,也使我記憶猶新。此外,在帶領大家初步認識各科題型後,候,老師會針對其中一些較難的特定主題或考點提供SAT真題實例供大家演練並講解,提供實用的解答技巧。不過,對我幫助最大的則是美加每週進行的模擬考試;美加打造出在真正的SAT中會遇到的測試環境,這使我對考試有了一定程度的熟悉,並且讓我了解自己在考試中的長處和短處。

One of my “secrets” to a solid score, or really what helped me a lot, was that after each mock test, when we got them back, I made sure to look over every question I had gotten wrong, understand why my answers were incorrect, and learn how to solve it correctly. This eliminated any possibilities of getting similar problems wrong in the following mock tests as well as the real SAT, leaving me with fewer mistakes.
我的“秘訣”之一或者說對我幫助最大的是,在每次模擬考後,我都會仔細的檢討每一題我做錯的題目,一定會弄懂為什麼做錯,並學習如何在下一次做題時不會再犯同樣的錯誤。這也幫我降低了在之後模擬考以及真正SAT考試中的失誤率。

To future SAT test takers, the biggest piece of advice I could give you is try to minimize the stress and nervousness on the test day as much as you can. Obviously, that’s easier said than done, but small adjustments here and there may help, such as testing in a familiar location (your school, a school you’ve been to before, etc.), finding a routine that you do before normal tests, mimicking real testing conditions whenever you take a mock test, doing a small ritual before the test (maybe one you do before a big sports game or musical or performance), and taking deep breaths!
對未來的SAT應考者,我能給的最大建議是,盡可能地讓自己在考試當天放輕鬆。雖然這說起來容易做起來難,但是如果在各個小細節做一些調整真的會有所幫助,例如在熟悉的場地(您的學校,或是您曾經去過的學校等)進行測試、事先了解考試當天的所有流程、在考前模擬真實考試內容及流程,最後在考試前做一些幫助自己放鬆的小習慣(也許是在大型體育比賽,音樂劇或表演之前進行的儀式),然後深呼吸、喘口氣!

It’s also important to keep in mind that at the end of the day, the SAT is just a standardized test that doesn’t actually measure your abilities; it just measures your ability to take a test. It won’t define your college application – as long as you have a solid score, you’ll be fine. So once you achieve that, don’t try retesting to get a better score; spend your time on other things you find more important and fulfilling!
同樣重要的是要記住,SAT只是眾多標準化考試中的一種,實際上並不能完全的代表你的能力;它只是衡量你參加考試的能力。此外,它不會對你申請大學有一試定生死的影響—你只要達到合理、紮實的分數就可以了。因此,一旦達到目標分數,就不用一再嘗試重新測試以獲得更好的分數,應該花時間在其他你認為更重要和充實的事情上!
 

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