In my life, I’ve always strived for the best and college is no exception to that rule. Since I was little, I’ve wanted to go the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-a dream I seem to be on the way of achieving thanks to the Princeton Review.
Everyone had told me that the SAT was a piece of cake and I could do marvelously with minimal preparation. But my parents pushed me to join a training program at the PR so that I could max it. I wrote my first diagnostic test and was aghast to note that the SAT wasn’t exactly the cake walk I’d expected it to be. I was constrained for time and though I am an avid reader, the reading section literally made me pull my hair out. I couldn’t imagine being in situation like that on the real test and I wasn’t.
I started working with my Math teacher Ms. Shruti Khullar on techniques such as plugging in, ballparking, ratio boxes, average pies and a variety of crafty methods that still don’t cease to surprise me. My Verbal instructor Mr. Jasmeet Sondhi and I shared one too many enriching conversations about terrorism and many other international issues which didn’t only help me improve my essay score by a significant amount, but also improved my knowledge base and vocabulary. Silly mistakes in math and reading were my weakest points and both my teachers left no stone unturned to help me overcome those weaknesses. They were always there to lend a helping hand whenever I needed it and I am extremely grateful to them.
Though I do plan to sit for the SAT again and improve my score further, I know that without the guidance and effort of my teachers at the PR, even a 2160 would have been difficult.