It was only after the game was released onto the online gaming market that people began to realize the repercussions of playing the game without taking their school-based SAT. Not one person, however, has reported hearing problems or any other problem associated with playing the game. Those who have been affected by the game’s lack of testing pre-requisite aren’t complaining about it, they’re just complaining about the shortage of review time in between tests.
That is why I took this opportunity to conduct my own review. Unlike the ones that most people get from teachers, I am not going to be taking my school-based test from a written word processor. Instead, I am going to play the game in a text-based format so that I can go over the changes as I go.
The non-instructional test I will be taking will be a simulation of a question that the actual exam would ask. During the game, I am using the English language and sentence construction techniques. I will also be using a vocabulary of at least 5000 words.
The English vocabulary is based on real vocabulary used by college students. For example, it includes the word “etiquette.” In addition, I am adding the sentence construction and sentence building techniques found in traditional college English classes.
During the game, I need to adapt my mind to a new vocabulary and create sentences, using this new vocabulary, to answer timed practice exams. I won’t have to memorize these passages during the actual test itself, because I will be taking the practice tests in an entirely different format.
The simulation exercises are timed; therefore, I will need to use a pace gauge to know how fast I am progressing during each exercise. During each game, I will know exactly how many questions I have answered, and how many of those questions were correct. As I progress, I will find out how much slower the pace of my progress is as compared to other students who take the same test. This information will help me improve my score and even how much the exact score will change based on my current speed.
I have played the game a couple of times and found that I did score lower than other players after the first few rounds. This is normal, as I need to make adjustments to my pace and my vocabulary of choice.
When I take the actual test, I will be watching the clock on my cell phone, rather than looking down at my book or computer. This will give me the opportunity to look over the answers when I have finished answering each question.
In the original version of the game, every player would have the same score, regardless of whether or not they were scoring the questions themselves or had someone else answer them for them. This means that if someone had skipped a question, they would still have the same score as someone who actually answered the question.
With this change, everyone is actually scoring their own answer. Therefore, I will have a completely different score from someone who skipped and has been secretly coached to answer the question.
Taking this game will allow me to simulate a real-life scenario and it will allow me to take an SAT practice test instead of sitting through a boring lecture. Both scenarios provide me with a great deal of value and should be considered.