I love 2012 for a whole lotta of reasons, one of which is that I can post someone else's media story with my own personal corrections. (How great is that, right?)
Believe me, I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth, and I know very well how this all works (i.e. like that game of "telephone"), and Tara, the writer, was wonderful and smart....
....but, since this is 2012, and I can write my own corrections to her story, I'm going to take this opportunity to make just a few little changes here, in my own edition, where I'm the narrator... (Have we discussed the Rachomon Effect?):
And....a few clarifying links to fill in the color:
It's always hard to see your story distilled into a couple of paragraphs -- but I'll tell you this: that one lone little 800still makes me feel good, all these months later -- especially when I see it in print like that.
Trust me when I say, get yourself an 800 -- it feels good -- and it's a good that keeps on giving. I need to break that baby out when I'm feeling down. Seeing it in print made me realize, I've got a little mood alterer here.
Test prep tutor Michelle Cronin. When I saw Michelle's list of recommended sites and books, I knew we were seeing test prep through a similar lens.*
Mike the 2400 Tutor's site, PWNtheSAT. I've mentioned him before, but his site is so much fun, it's worth mentioning again. I know I will have arrived when I can do his "diagnostic test."*
Help Your Child with Math -- Discovered after reading Dr. Yaqoob's book --which is a must read for all parents with kids in school (all ages). It's actually a book for everyone who has to study because it is filled with excellent advice, much of which I could feel in my bones and was glad to have it articulated for me. This book deserves it's own post; coming soon.
*I want to start an "SAT MeetUp" with Mike and Michelle for people who think doing SAT problems are fun.