Poll: did anyone NOT study for SAT/ACT?





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: April 2004 Archive: Poll: did anyone NOT study for SAT/ACT?
By Mr_Magpie (Mr_Magpie) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit

just curious if EVERYONE here studied for their standardized tests or not. so,

1. did you ever study for an SAT or ACT?
2. did you make what you wanted/expected?

By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 04:07 pm: Edit

1. yes
2. no

By Dcs13 (Dcs13) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 04:54 pm: Edit

didn't study at all for the ACT, hardly had an idea what was on it and got a 34. Did study for SAT's just vocab and some practice problems here and there for a week or two before the test got a 1520 on the PSAT, then a 1370 on the real thing, i personally think i got luck on my side on the two good scores

By Scoo8b (Scoo8b) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 06:08 pm: Edit

I didn't study for the ACT that I took on Saturday. It's my first, so I guess we'll see soon how I did...

By Stanforduniv (Stanforduniv) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 06:09 pm: Edit

I studied my butt off for the SAT and got a 1590. Before I started working I was getting around a 1400, so it is possible haha. I looked at the ACT but didn't prepare for it and got a 36. My opinion, and lots of other people I have talked to, say that the ACT is much easier than the SAT. I think the tough part of the ACT is getting over the vocabulary. Dunno if this helps.

By Stanforduniv (Stanforduniv) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit

in the second to last line of my previous post I meant the SAT vocabulary is hard not the ACT.

By Chatterjoy87 (Chatterjoy87) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:28 pm: Edit

didn't study for ACT, unless you count the PLAN, but it wasn't a very good practice because it was misleadingly simple and I had so much time left, whereas ACT i almost ran out. did better than i expected

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:30 pm: Edit

1. no (do practice tests count, i didnt look back over)
2. pretty much, but a little higher is always good

By Skapoor1 (Skapoor1) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 01:20 am: Edit

1. I studied about 3 hours for SAT
2. I did better than i thought i would have (thought i would get 1500-1540, got 1550-1590)

By Mr_Magpie (Mr_Magpie) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 09:49 am: Edit

i never studied for the ACT but i took it 5 times (never took the SAT).

the last time i expected around 33-34, but got 35.

By Ahwosg (Ahwosg) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 02:25 pm: Edit

i didn't study for the SAT, or, rather, what i studied wasn't on it. grrr word lists. i got a 1460.

By Welshie (Welshie) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 03:07 pm: Edit

Didn't study, ended up getting what I thought I was going to get but in retrospect I'm still a bit disappointed by it.

By Xjay2max (Xjay2max) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 03:52 pm: Edit

I studied for SAT but not ACT.

We'll see how I do, haha...

By Jakester (Jakester) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 04:32 pm: Edit

I studied for the SAT a bunch... I took a class in it and took a pratice test or two. Maybe that isn't SO much, but I took the SAT twice and got a 1390 and 1420 (1470 combined though).

I didn't study at all for the ACT and got a 36....

I think the ACT is an easier test.

By Mychocopie (Mychocopie) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

first time I did not study at ALL - not even one practice test or reading the rules. 1270

second time I studied like mad for verbal only - rose my verbal score 70 pts and math stayed the same 1340

next time i am studying like crazy for math.
we will see what happens.

By Royalchk (Royalchk) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 09:25 pm: Edit

1. I did not study.
2. I did not really expect something (I got 1560), but I was a bit pleased.


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