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Post by Fishhead » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:01 pm

I take it for the first time (aside from once in 7th grade that I can't remember) next weekend.

I'm worried, I'm not the best at standardized tests. :S

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Post by Paris In Flames » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:22 pm

Good luck!

I'm taking the SAT IIs next weekend.



You'll do fine.

You're brilliant, remember?

And didn't you get like, national merit?
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Post by Fishhead » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:44 pm

I got a really good score on the PSAT..but it doesn't count for national merit till this year when I take it..because you have to be a junior or something.. I dunno

I'm just worried.

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Re: Sat

Post by sinical_sycology » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:20 am

lol there really isn't much to be nervous about, just get lots of sleep and make sure to sneak in a candy bar or snack or something (don't get caught!). I mean really theres not much to worry about um don't guess lol I'm pretty sure they told you that, the penalty points or what not. And always take twice or more, guarnteed your score will go up, mine did, first time I took it I think I scored lik 1450 which isn't high at all considering I do very well on these tests, second time around I knocked at 2000, some gurl at my school got 2360 (fucking bitch showing me up). But yeah I don't think the improvement is that significant but statistically people score 50+ points on each part of the test on the second try. Think of the first one as practice!
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Post by SirPostAlot » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:41 am

hey good luck!!

keep us informed of the results...



the 1st time i took mine they were quite dissapointing (i got a 1040 old - 1540 new), then i retook them and it improved (i got a 1170 old - 1720 new)...



just get lots of sleep and don't stress yourself out! :)



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Post by Fishhead » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:55 pm

Did you guys do a lot of prep books and whatnot for it?

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Post by SirPostAlot » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:59 pm

honostly, no...

my guidence counsler sorta told us the sat was a test you couldn't study for...

we had 6, 1/2 hr. sessions (2 per section) and went over the basics, but we didn't actually study anything - you know?



i mean i guess you can study for it, but its about studying the basics (do you know how to take logrythms? do you know how to write creative sentences? do you know how to pick up on mis-spellings?, etc)



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Post by LMG » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:03 pm

I've been worrying a lot the SAT lately myself (among other required exams).

But It's really just wears you out and puts more pressure then actually getting the wrinkles out, you know what I mean? :)



You obviously have to know certain things for your grade to pass....but it's only the practice test, you still have time to go over anything you don't understand.

Besides the academics, about 65 percent of the test is testing your testing abilities. I have a practice CD on my computer for practice and tips........there were a lot of questions I didn't know, but I ened up getting them right by making an educated guess on what looked like would make sense (and I actually got some of those guesses right, believe it or not).



I suggest tutors and/or SAT improovement/tips CD's.

The CD set I have was only 30 bucks, not too shabby if you ask me. :D

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Post by Fishhead » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:14 pm

It's not the practice, it's the real one.



Also, I'm not afraid of not passing it. I just really want to do extremely well on it.

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Post by LMG » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:19 pm


It's not the practice, it's the real one.



Also, I'm not afraid of not passing it. I just really want to do extremely well on it.

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Oh, I can deffinitely hear why you'd be stressed then!

I still stick by what I said though, working yourself hard can be helpful, but working yourself to the point of overwellming stress is not.

Don't study for more than one hour at a time, give yourself at least a 5 to 15 minute break so you're brain doesn't overheat ;)



Good luck! ^_^

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Post by VittorioCole » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:21 am

Dont let it worry you, Fish. I got halfway through a prep book, decided it was all boring bullshit, and just took the test. I got a 2130.



Answering the questions is more a common sense, process of elimination thing.



Just dont stress, and you'll be fine. :)
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Post by SirPostAlot » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:27 pm

so how did you do?

did you take hte ones that were yesterday?



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Post by Fishhead » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:36 pm

Yeah, I took the Oct. 14 one. (Sorry for the delay, I didn't notice that you responded) I hope I did well. I'm worried but I can see my scores on November 8th. I try not to think about them too much. :)

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Post by SirPostAlot » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:02 pm

ehh i hated the wait, haha . . .

i am a pretty impatient person when it comes to my future, haha...

i mean though SAT scores aren't the most important once in college (its just to get into them, after that, its GPA and classes and credits and all of that shit) but yeah, when you get them inform us ;) haha



what is your intended major (out of curiosity) ~ b/c that really is what matters for SAT, like i am a finance major (math orientented) so my math score was the most important and i got a 640, so b/c of that i talked the head of admissions here and though my verbal lacked by 20 pts. for any scholarships, my math was above average and since that is where i am focusing, they gave me a scholarship ~ you know?



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Re: Sat

Post by Fishhead » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:53 am

Ugggggh.

I got a 1710 :(

Definitely retaking it, when I'm not sick and I've slept beforehand.

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Post by sinical_sycology » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:19 am

1710 ain't too bad....more importantly, what was total score of your math and reading scores, I don't think colleges take the essay score...they didn't take mine .
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Post by Fishhead » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:23 am

Not high enough, I want a 2200. So I'll give sleeping a try, I only got barely three hours of sleep the night before I took it. Maybe that will make a difference. I'm typically not a great test taker, but better than I was then.

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Re: Sat

Post by sinical_sycology » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:31 am

2200 is an extremely high score considering the highest score is 2400.......why not just shoot for a perfect score if you're willing to go that high?
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Post by SirPostAlot » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:23 am

2200 is really high, i earned a 1720, and was happy with it . . .



but yeah what was your math and verbal/reading? b/c that is all that matters anyway (they added the essays, but no college cares about them)



before you stress yourself out w/ your SAT scores, look up to see the college(s) you want to go to and see what SAT scores are required - you could save yourself 50$, unless you want to go like Ivy League or something



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Re: Sat

Post by sinical_sycology » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:38 pm

lol IVy league, you'll go broke just on the applications alone. But yeah 2200 is VERY high, thats like out of the original 1600 you're shooting for a 1500, SAT is just one part of the college admission process, they look at your grades then they see if you've done anything to benefit your community, um letters of recommendation I mean there's a whole lot of things to be taken into account when going through this college application process, the SAT is only used to determine your eligibility index score. The only time you have to worry about hitting high scores on a test like the SAT is if you plan on going to med or law school, then you have the MCATS and the BAR, until then however relax pat yourself on the back 1700 is a good score
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"An educated fool is more foolish than an ignorant one." - Moliere -



"There are well-dressed foolish ideas, just as there are well-dressed fools." - Nicolas Chamfort -



"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain -



"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." - Oscar Wilde -



REVOLUTIONARY - An oppressed person waiting for the opportunity to become an oppressor - Cynics Dictionary -

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