I'm a glutton when it comes to books. I finish most within a day or two. I read in gigantic eye gulps.
I like "E," "P," and "A" (audio) editions -- but if I have my druthers, I choose "P" (print -- especially if there's nice paper involved).
I'm a cocktail party reader -- not the proofreading type -- and I am great at skimming, notating, highlighting, connecting, marinating, and synthesizing. I am decidedly not perspicacious.
These skills have served me well....in real life...
On the SAT, they are a liability.
I've decided that the SAT is, for all intents and purposes, a reading test.
My mistakes often come down to one word missed, transposed, or possibly just eye-gulped down the wrong hatch without even realizing that I missed something. The questions are often dressed up in someone else's outfit (especially the math) -- so you must summon every iota of punctiliousness* you have at your disposal.
As Catherine and I were saying the other night, the future copy editors of the world will probably have an easier time with this test, than the mathematicians.
*I've stumbled across this word twice in two days on the SAT.
Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Cross-posted on Perfect Score Project