- Posted March 10, 2014 by
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I'm more than my score
Isn't That Enough?
Recently I took the SAT. I didn't think it was too hard for me. I know other kids though are worried about it and study all the time but still feel insecure. They feel like just because we come from a small town and a very small school, means that we won't do as well as another person who may have came from a larger school.
I have not received my results for the SAT yet, but am nervous about accruing them. People tend to become a little more nervous then they should be about taking the SAT. I studied hard like any normal person. When I got in the room and we began our test I was so nervous after the first part I had to calm myself down and tell myself
"It is okay, you are a smart person, and no matter what score you get it is not saying anything different about you, except that maybe you should try a little bit harder when you take it the next time."
With that being said I took a deep breathe and was ready for the next section. Being timed while doing the test is what made me the most nervous. Knowing that colleges want your SAT scores made me even more nervous than ever.
My advice to anyone who is getting ready to take the test is to make sure you study for the test and to be prepared. I bought a snack and a bottle of water. I prefer water because after all your brain is made up of 70% water which is why it is important to drink a lot of water. Another piece of advice would always be to try your best. Just because your score is low is not saying that you are not a smart person. What it could be saying is that you need to study harder, that you are not a good test taker, or that you might have been just a little overwhelmed.
When I took the SAT I made sure that I was prepared. Like i said previously I had only recently taken it and have not received my scores yet. Whatever they may be I know what that says and does not say about me.
So this is me a few weeks later. I got my score back and it was a 1350. That score shows that the second time I take it I need to study harder. I was upset that my score was so low, but my score doesn't define who I am. My score only shows that I am not living up to my potential. I know what I am capable of, Isn't that enough? Isn't that enough? That is all I have to say. There is nothing or no one that can define you. No one knows you as well as you do. If you think that you are better than your score than you are. Look at me. I am in honors classes, maintain a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and tutor kids in Spanish. Does that mean that I am only as good as my score? I ask myself sometimes, when people start to judge me, based on a score, Isn't that enough?