In my junior year, I was very frustrated that some of my classmates didn’t do very well on the SAT. I thought about advising them to be more diligent in their studying but eventually decided against that. I wanted to not only present the problem but also to give them a plausible solution, like an engineer would do. Hence with my minimal skills in programming, I went to do some personal learning and I crafted an SAT chatbot.
I thought about where teenagers my age would spend most of their time. The answer I came up with was Facebook and LINE (a messaging app widely used in Asia). I made a LINE chatbot that would help to gradually develop the skills of people my age in both the English and Math sections of the SAT. The chatbot would send a few daily test questions for practice that would reinforce the knowledge the students had accumulated from their past learning experiences and bring out their greatest potential in the standardized test.
Because an educational chatbot had never been made before, I had to explore this by myself. I started by browsing through Medium and Stack Overflow, which led me to numerous very helpful articles. These eventually assisted me in combining all of the coding knowledge I had gathered to make my interactive chatbot.
I believe that nothing is impossible and that in the 21st century, where resources are widely available, the only thing that would limit someone is a lack of passion or perseverance. Similar to my efforts at creating a LINE chatbot for the problem I saw in the people around me, I might not have started with the tools to successfully make a LINE chatbot but with some research and inquiries on the Internet, I was able to create something that could potentially enable my friends to be accepted into their dream college.
|Official LINE ID:
Math bot: @satbotmath
English bot: @satbotenglish
By Marwin Kornkran