|By Number9 (Number9) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 08:03 pm: Edit|
This is the big year for me and the PSAT. I really would like to acheive a NM-worthy score, but I feel I've slacked off way too much. I am working on my progress to the SAT, though. I have gotten abysmal scores on past SAT and past PSATS (1100, 146, 148). I'm just not really good at reasoning tests, and I never really studied well for any of those.
However, now I'm well on my way to memorize Gruber's word list, and my verbal score is improving rapidly. I am on the math refresher (albeit struggling, Im starting to raise my score. Not a whole lot, though.)
So it is very dubious I will make NM by the time the 21st rolls around. I really would like to get into Cornell (or something around that level of school).
I have good grades (Straight A's sometimes a few B's.), I've been told my ECs are good, and when I finally take this SAT when Im truly ready and get a 1400+ score, but how important will this PSAT score be for me (if I continue to get good grades, maxing out my schedule, keeping up ECs, and eventually a high SAT score)?
|By Number9 (Number9) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 08:48 am: Edit|
|By Beenthereil (Beenthereil) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 11:26 am: Edit|
The PSAT score determines whether or not you continue along in the scholarship process. Nice to be a Commended Scholar. Nicer to be a Semi-Finalist; and, of course, best to be a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
The PSAT scores either opens or closes the door.
|By Lefty (Lefty) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 02:13 pm: Edit|
No pressure though! It is just your whole academic future at stake. ;)
|By Number9 (Number9) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 04:29 pm: Edit|
>>The PSAT score determines whether or not you continue along in the scholarship process.
So if I get a mediocre score, I cant get ANY scholarships? Of course I can't the NM scholarship.
I know getting a NM looks great for colleges, but I've always been under the impression that that the PSAT can only help those who get good scores, and SATs far outweigh it.
|By Number9 (Number9) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 07:31 pm: Edit|
|By Billiam2 (Billiam2) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 07:38 pm: Edit|
You dont need to worry about getting scholarships with a 148.
|By Number9 (Number9) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 08:35 pm: Edit|
Im sure Ill do a bit better than 148 now...
|By Billiam2 (Billiam2) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 09:24 pm: Edit|
for clarification, the 148 is for 2 scores right? not including writing.
|By Andy7733 (Andy7733) on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 04:52 pm: Edit|
how'd you take the PSATs twice already? i guess at least one of them is a practice test. in any case, PSATs are just that, practice/preliminary SATs. good if you do well, but if you dont, no big deal. consider them decent practice for SAT I and SAT II writing (or the new SAT I).
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