|By Jwood (Jwood) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit|
I am a senior right now, and I have been accepted to the University I want to go to. It´s almost spring, and the Juniors at my school are preparing for their entrance tests. I´m having these urges to take the SAT and ACT again.
I know, this is pathetic. But I love the SAT and the ACT!!! It´s a compulsion... Anyone else feel this way?
|By Iamstupid (Iamstupid) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 06:28 pm: Edit|
It's people like the CollegeBoard hires.
|By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 09:01 pm: Edit|
I know exactly what you mean. I can't stop taking it!!! 32 last Feb. wasn't enough, then next 32 didn't help, the 34 was good for a while, the 35 is starting to wear off. So, even though I know I can't do any better, I think I want to take it again. I'm addicted to standardized testing!!!! That's why I'm still here - I'm trying to attain greatness through the people I give advice to!! I'm giving out advice left and right to the kids in my school. I make graphs and charts of the ACT scores I've collected from the kids in my school, and I acn't stop!! There should be a rehab center for people like me...
|By Vtoodler (Vtoodler) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 09:03 pm: Edit|
I must admit that taking the SATs were a most scintillating experience. However, despite my desires, I know that I must focus my efforts and brain power on more important things such as essay contests and scholarships.
|By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 09:06 pm: Edit|
|By Mychocopie (Mychocopie) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 10:05 pm: Edit|
yeah i know what you mean
|By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit|
Im thinking that if you can get 1600 once you could probably get around it a second time without much hassle. You guys dont know how much you are envied
|By Esperanza (Esperanza) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 02:40 am: Edit|
|By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 02:59 am: Edit|
No, I think it's a tedious waste of 3 hours. Sitting through 12-16 hours total of standardized testing administrations (twice for the SAT I's, twice for the SAT II's) was more than enough. I can think of 10287 better ways to spend 3 hours of my life...
|By Entropicgirl (Entropicgirl) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:59 am: Edit|
Ohhhhhh yeah, SATs!!! I plan to take them over, and over, and OVER again, and see how many times in a row I can get a 1600!!! Get it put in the Guiness Book of World Records...if only they weren't changing the format, thus DASHING my hopes and dreams...*sigh*
No, honestly...too much time sitting in a random room without stretching my legs or laughing! Not very much fun at all.
|By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 11:07 am: Edit|
Thinking of 10287 ways to spend 3 hours will surely take you much longer than 3 hours.
|By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 01:40 pm: Edit|
Yeah, but even that would be more worthwhile than taking the SATs.
I have a crappy attention span when I'm bored, so in certain parts, the SAT was like pulling teeth for me- despite the fact that I had extensive prep with my big friendly 10 Real SATs and 8 Real SATs (an ancient wonder with recentered tests).
I had really been hoping I'd only have to take each round of tests once (3 SAT IIs=once, done, check, 1 SAT I, done, check) but fate, or my lack of scholastic aptitude, rather, intervened and I didn't do as well as I had hoped.
I ended up wasting around $57 in hindsight- 28.50 for a testing administration that never happened because of illness, and another 28.50 for an administration that yielded only a 20 point gain (my SATs only went up 20 points over a course of 7 months despite gains of 50-150 during practice... but oh well), which wasn't really a waste, but it's still frustrating.
Anyway, I really don't see what pleasure anyone could derive from doing the test.
|By Zantedeschia (Zantedeschia) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 03:14 pm: Edit|
I think only people who do well have the desire to retake it again and again... they're already guaranteed a good score so there's nothing to lose...whereas I'm sure the person who takes it five times and still doesn't increase more than 100 points is just plain frustrated.
|By Yoyomama04 (Yoyomama04) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 06:35 pm: Edit|
Yeah, you definitely need to find a better hobby! The SAT sucks.
|By Xjay2max (Xjay2max) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 09:13 pm: Edit|
twinkletoes, i so agree with you..
after massive prepping - which i only wanted to do once - 660 literature, 710 writing - meh.
and im scared about the sat i, ive been pulling 1500+ on the practices on 10RS, but considering my past experience with the wonderful world of SAT IIs, im not very confident anymore.
wow, i wasted so much money on the College Board and its SAT program. now i have to waste $246 to sit for 3 AP exams! oh joy.
|By Spacechic20 (Spacechic20) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 05:06 pm: Edit|
oh my god. thats like having a hobby of taking the SAT. thats really sad.
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit|
There's always the GRE - LSAT - MCAT and so on to look forward to.
|By Iamstupid (Iamstupid) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 06:38 pm: Edit|
if there's been anything I've learned from the review books, it wasn't the material, it was the concentration for the questions that I latently developed.
Before perusing the books I used to answer the questions superfluously without much thought and depth.
Concentration and confidence are the second best tools for the SAT, first tool being 10 RS.
I WILL GET AT LEAST A 1500 I WILL AND THE TYRANT IS GOING DOWN
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