What's in your head during SAT/AP/ACT/NATO testing





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: June 2004 Archive: What's in your head during SAT/AP/ACT/NATO testing
By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 06:51 pm: Edit

Btw, I just put NATO because it sounds funny.

When you're taking a test, do you ever have music or stuff playing through your mind as you go along? Sometimes I like to remember Conan O'Brien monologues and its like I'm watching Conan while taking the test. Ok, so I made that up, but what goes through your mind as you take it? Music? Stand-up comedy? And if so, what music?

What plays through my head is random- it can be anywhere from Jan Hammer's Miami Vice recordings to Michael Jackson.

Please don't flame me :)

By Philntex (Philntex) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 07:05 pm: Edit

I have everything from random stupid songs (mostly pop songs that I hate but may have listened to on the way to the testing site) to insane conversations with myself going on in my head. I'm seriously one of the worst concentrators ever. It sucks.

From time to time, though, I'll get an original melody in my head (I'm a composer, which is a curse during testing time), and it'll eat at me to the point where I have to either write it down on my hand or take a minute-or-so break. It's bad, hehe.

By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 07:05 pm: Edit

I am focused mostly on the test. However, I have a tendency to think about the Fibonacci sequence towards the finish line.

By Jess13 (Jess13) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 07:12 pm: Edit

hahaha during all my aps, I started thinking about Viggo Mortensen. It was so distracting.

By Tlaktan (Tlaktan) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 07:16 pm: Edit

It's mostly RnB. During the May SATs, I had K-Ci and Jojo and Jagged Edge playing in my head.

By Number9 (Number9) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit

Women performing the most deviant sex acts that would make the best pornstars have to sit down...


:-X

By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 08:33 pm: Edit

stupid Britney Spears keeps going off in my head. I dont even know the words and I have listened to the song like once, but the melody keeps distracting me.

By Vinny919 (Vinny919) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

HHAAHAH AVERAGEMATHGEEK I DO THAT TOO! lol whoa I thought I was the only one that is that wierd....this is amazing. Whats even cooler is that I found out that it has an explicit equation! Its not just recursive. wow though averagemathgeek....I usually digress and look for patterns and recurrences within it. And also its distance from n*phi.

By Mimi (Mimi) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 09:36 pm: Edit

I usually think about the time, and I keep panicking and panicking about the time, and I keep worrying I will run out of time, so I keep looking at the clock! Bad idea. When I'm taking a normal test, I usually sing my fav song, but on these kind of tests, I realized I get too focused to let any of those come in. Unless I'm stuck.

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 09:42 pm: Edit

Yeah, mimi, me too. I just glance at the clock to see how much time I have left. 30 seconds later, again. A few moments later, I glance again. Finally, I just say to myself, I will wait until the number changes and I'll go back to work.

Fortunately, it never gets that bad during the actual test.

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

I usually think about how testing is kinda fun and what the other people around me are thinking.

By Jens (Jens) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 10:11 pm: Edit

what I'm going to eat later...during tests Im usually really hungry.
during the march sat I was forcing myself not to walk out as i bombed one section- turned out to be experimental tho :)

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit

During tests I usually envision all of my hopes and dreams shattering before me...such as a Duke rejection letter or a college diploma being ripped in front of me. I have such happy thoughts.

By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 09:30 pm: Edit

Jolt

By Wrathofgod64 (Wrathofgod64) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:26 am: Edit

during the ap calc bc test i thought about how it would affect my college admissions and my life 20 years down the road if i took a **** that i really needed to take. i took it and still finished in time tho

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:07 pm: Edit

you mean you haven't thought about how you'll use calculus every day for the rest of your life? shame on you. lol.

By Benzinspeicher (Benzinspeicher) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:16 pm: Edit

I have the following:
A. Hardcore Heavy Metal songs that I like
B. Disco themes and styles from late 1970s/early 1980s
C. Hindi Songs which had the world's hottest actress ever in it from late 70s/early 80s
D. Movie themes that I like
E. Girls that I like (that remind me in any way of that hot Indian actress)
F. Videogame music themes
G. Eye of the Tiger

By Dogsjill (Dogsjill) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 04:52 pm: Edit

It's always band songs for me. Guess it's what I get for being a band nerd.

By Mysticaura (Mysticaura) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:00 pm: Edit

this may sound conceited but

whenever i hit a tricky problem and i get it right, i begin to silently laugh to myself because I think of all the people around me who will probably get stumped and get it wrong :)

By Dostoyevsky (Dostoyevsky) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:11 pm: Edit

the one time i took it...i was thinking of how badly i f*cked up one of the verbal sections....so i decided that it wasnt too bad to drift off during the last verbal section (i feel asleep for like a minute - that hurt on a 15min section)....i figured id cancel the score cuz i didnt think i got above 700 on verbal....ironicly, i got a 1580 (crazzzzy lucky - i had like over 10 questions i wasnt 100% sure of lol)

By Peck116 (Peck116) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit

whenever i get one right i think 'take that biotch' and just keep on moving

By Vermicelli (Vermicelli) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 06:11 pm: Edit

" It's always band songs for me. Guess it's what I get for being a band nerd."

Me too. Once I almost couldn't resist humming some melodies out loud. Luckily I stopped myself just in time.

By Cherrybarry (Cherrybarry) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 11:34 pm: Edit

I think about how stupid I am.

By Ilovefood (Ilovefood) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit

Well, I just think about food and sex all the time...so I guess that testing time would qualify as part of 'all the time'...

By Baggins (Baggins) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 10:41 pm: Edit

I always get band songs stuck in my head. Plus I look around and at my watch all the time. Then I start thinking that I have ADD and won't finish my test in time. Then I get back into the test and work on it for ten minutes and realize that I have to go to the bathroom (this always happens). To top it all off I shake around while telling myself that it is almost over (even though it just started) and hoping no one thinks I'm strange or having a panic attack or something like that.

That was just my APUSH exam, SOLs, and tests given by my teachers. What will happen to me when I take my SAT I and II?

By Satchamp (Satchamp) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit

hmm...thinkin is pretty hard in itself..
bah i guess i just think "wuts the worst that cud happen" ......i know bad idea....but oh well......wuts the worst that cud happen

By Satchamp (Satchamp) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit

hmm...thinkin is pretty hard in itself..
bah i guess i just think "wuts the worst that cud happen" ......i know bad idea....but oh well......wuts the worst that cud happen

By Satchamp (Satchamp) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit

i mean it isnt really possible 4 me to screw up anythin anymore......trust me

By Satchamp (Satchamp) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit

oh yeah........sumtimes i just look at the questions....and like the song jus plays in my mind..."yall go make me lose my mind!!"...its pretty good
my mind can even get all the beats right

By Korey (Korey) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 12:22 am: Edit

My mind seems to try to be as UNFOCUSED as POSSIBLE during the ACT...I'm always like "Gah, shut up and CONCENTRATE!" I probably have one of those weird disorders...

By Greg530 (Greg530) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit

Try taking the AP Bio test with "Boogie Nights" going throught your head.

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 10:24 am: Edit

does anyone think about the test?!?!? lol


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