Friday, May 27, 2011
Scholastic Amplitude Test (SAT)
First thing first, when I entered INTEC, I have to take SAT I practices starting during Fall Semester. Then, I needed to take the real SAT I at least once, and had to take back the test if we didn’t achieve the cut-of-point score needed. I was upset because since the first time I took that practice, I didn’t pass the required score. For your information, for the SAT I requirement; MARA student, they had to get 1000 and above, Bank Negara (BN) students, they need to pass 1200, and for Khazanah Nasional student, which is Suffian Hamzah, he has to pass 1300 marks for both Critical Reading and Mathematics. While for JPA students including me, we have to pass 1000 marks but since we are not going to be a freshman there, the OSSP (Office of Student Services & Placements) and seniors said that the SAT I is not needed for transfer students.
The practices have been held once a week which was on Wednesday from 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Just imagine sitting four hours in the air-conditioned old library answering the practices. It was pretty boring and exhausted. I was worried about myself and my SAT scores because I didn’t pass 1000 and even still far away from 1000. The test made up of three sections which are Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. The very hard parts are in Critical Reading where the vocabularies and words used were very hard. But for the Mathematics, it was somewhat easier compared to reading parts but the most important thing was, understand the question first and for sure, we could answer the math questions. Another part is writing. Firstly, we had to write an essay within 25 minutes. Then, there were other questions at the back.
In October 2010, almost all of my friends took the test at Metropolitan Subang Jaya. I made up my mind to forget about the test because I did not fully prepare yet. So I did not take the test yet. But after this, I promised myself to take it before I entered back in Intec for the next semester because I know that I will be busier than before.
A month later, I went to the nearest cyber café to check my score. I thought the score would be published on that day. I always pray to God so that I could pass the requirement score. All praises to Allah S.W.T!!! I passed the requirement! Even though my marks were quite bad but at least I had passed the requirement for Public Services Department (JPA). This was my marks:
So, I had passed one of the JPA’s requirements and I still have three more requirements to fulfill which are TOEFL, CGPA and university placement. I maybe take the TOEFL next year and I hope, I can pass the requirement. Please pray for me so that I can be better student for Islam, for my race and for my country. God willing.