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ny10804
05-04-2007, 05:06 PM
Who else is taking it tomorrow? What's your goal?

I'm aiming for a 1400.

sdpads24
05-04-2007, 05:08 PM
Who else is taking it tomorrow? What's your goal?

I'm aiming for a 1400.

1400 is pretty bad. I'm aiming in the 1800-2200 range.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-04-2007, 05:11 PM
1800-2200??? It's out of 1600 buddy. I got 1340.

Bengalsrz
05-04-2007, 05:12 PM
In my area its out of 2400

sdpads24
05-04-2007, 05:12 PM
1800-2200??? It's out of 1600 buddy. I got 1340.

Thats weird. Out here on the west Coast in California it's out of 2400.

ny10804
05-04-2007, 05:12 PM
OK, I'm aiming for a 1400 of points that matter.

It is out of 2400 (has been since '05), but most colleges pay little attention to the writing section because no one who took it has graduated (from college) yet.

drowe
05-04-2007, 05:14 PM
i wish CGF were here so he could talk about how smart he is. sigh.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-04-2007, 05:15 PM
OK, I'm aiming for a 1400 of points that matter.

It is out of 2400 (has been since '05), but most colleges pay little attention to the writing section because no one who took it has graduated (from college) yet.

oh really I had no idea it has been changed, why would they change the point system?

VoteLynnSwan
05-04-2007, 05:16 PM
oh really I had no idea it has been changed, why would they change the point system?

they added a writing section that is worth another 800 points...

snuff
05-04-2007, 05:18 PM
They did away with a lot of other stuff. You end up getting about the same score though.

Ravens1991
05-04-2007, 05:18 PM
I remember my english teacher in 8th grade say college proffessors claimed that people were horrible at writing so they added a writing section in. But the thing I dont like is that a Essay is opinionated instead of a math equation whether you are right or wrong, a Essay you can ask 10 different teachers and you get 10 different grades.

BigDawg819
05-04-2007, 05:19 PM
I remember my SAT's.............no wait I was hungover and high but still got a 1090 after showing up late and had no calculator.

snuff
05-04-2007, 05:24 PM
I remember my english teacher in 8th grade say college proffessors claimed that people were horrible at writing so they added a writing section in. But the thing I dont like is that a Essay is opinionated instead of a math equation whether you are right or wrong, a Essay you can ask 10 different teachers and you get 10 different grades.
There is still a yes or no answer to the opinionated essay question... If you write your own opinion straight up you will get a bad score. If you ******** a funny story and make it original you get get a good score. Its basically creative writing. Unfortunately everything your taught in high school English is wrong, at least according to my last English teacher who was cooler than 99% this board, and you will probably write some research format BS.

soybean
05-04-2007, 05:26 PM
oh really I had no idea it has been changed, why would they change the point system?

no more analogies either...

soybean
05-04-2007, 05:27 PM
1800-2200??? It's out of 1600 buddy. I got 1340.

it's out of 2400, the original poster is aiming for a 1400 which is an equivalent to a 930 to the test that we took.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-04-2007, 05:29 PM
it's out of 2400, the original poster is aiming for a 1400 which is an equivalent to a 930 to the test that we took.

That's an awful score to aim for.

snuff
05-04-2007, 05:30 PM
it's out of 2400, the original poster is aiming for a 1400 which is an equivalent to a 930 to the test that we took.
If you read the thread you would know he meant out of the meaningful parts... He already did it out of 1600 and he wants a 1400 on the 1600 version or 2100.

duckseason
05-04-2007, 05:31 PM
Never took the SAT, but I scored in the top percentile for the GED. BOOYOW! Dropouts unite!

draftguru151
05-04-2007, 05:31 PM
I'm pretty sure he is going for 1400 out of 1600.

ironman4579
05-04-2007, 05:34 PM
It was out of 1600 when I took it(many moons ago). I killed on the english section with a 750(700? I don't remember, it's been quite awhile). I'd rather not say my math score though................

ny10804
05-04-2007, 05:38 PM
[sigh] 1400 on the SAT Composite (Math and Reading) is my goal. Most colleges I've spoken with have told me that the Writing section is not heavily considered.

Maybe if I were ******** I would aim for a 1400 total...

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3923/untitledfo8.png

^ those are from the Princeton Review. Has anyone here used them as a prep course and taken the SAT (ie I've taken it but haven't taken my SAT yet)? Are the scores comparable?

sdpads24
05-04-2007, 05:40 PM
[sigh] 1400 on the SAT Composite (Math and Reading) is my goal. Most colleges I've spoken with have told me that the Writing section is not heavily considered.

Maybe if I were ******** I would aim for a 1400 total...

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3923/untitledfo8.png

^ those are from the Princeton Review. Has anyone here used them as a prep course and taken the SAT (ie I've taken it but haven't taken my SAT yet)? Are the scores comparable?

Thats pretty damn good. Do that on the real SAT and you should be set.

soybean
05-04-2007, 05:42 PM
it's not really fair because in california, all the kids these days take an SAT class. The ones that can't afford them are S.O.L.

soybean
05-04-2007, 05:46 PM
[sigh] 1400 on the SAT Composite (Math and Reading) is my goal. Most colleges I've spoken with have told me that the Writing section is not heavily considered.

Maybe if I were ******** I would aim for a 1400 total...

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3923/untitledfo8.png

^ those are from the Princeton Review. Has anyone here used them as a prep course and taken the SAT (ie I've taken it but haven't taken my SAT yet)? Are the scores comparable?

My bad dude, i didn't read. For your information a lot of schools these days don't even bother accepting SAT scores any more for some reason. ASU i think is one of them.

duckseason
05-04-2007, 05:51 PM
it's not really fair because in california, all the kids these days take an SAT class. The ones that can't afford them are S.O.L.

Yeah, but that's how life is. Some kids eat with silver, while others chomp pb&j. Is it fair? That's subject to opinion. The great thing about growing up with nothing though, is that you enjoy life's finer things once you finally attain them. There is immense satisfaction in knowing that you earned those things. Some kids never get to feel that because they have everything handed to them. A tree that is constantly sheltered from wind and the elements will grow to be feeble. A tree that is constantly challenged by strong winds and harsh conditions will grow to be very strong with deep roots. Not being able to afford SAT class is just extra motivation to go out and score better than the kids who could.

ironman4579
05-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Yeah, but that's how life is. Some kids eat with silver, while others chomp pb&j.

Or a wish sandwhich. Put two pieces of bread together and wish there was something in the middle.

JCshutEmDown
05-04-2007, 06:01 PM
oh really I had no idea it has been changed, why would they change the point system?

Because kids can't write.

snuff
05-04-2007, 06:02 PM
Everything is on the internet... Give me a break. You don't even need to take a SAT prep course, or get a good score. Just go to a different college for a year and try for 1 or 2 semesters and your set... College is a joke.

sweetness34
05-04-2007, 07:04 PM
Everything is on the internet... Give me a break. You don't even need to take a SAT prep course, or get a good score. Just go to a different college for a year and try for 1 or 2 semesters and your set... College is a joke.

Especially Community College...:D

TCU
05-04-2007, 07:10 PM
Im aiming for an 800 in math and anything over 550 in reading/writing

BigDawg819
05-05-2007, 01:40 AM
Especially Community College...:D

Easy there bub, I still haven't finished my AA..............oh wait thats because I never went to class.

awfullyquiet
05-05-2007, 03:59 AM
ACT woot.

really. if i had my way. i'd pretty much abolish standardized testing for being ridiculous.

but then again, i really have a place to talk, because back in the day (yes, i'm dating myself). i got a 34. and even before everyone got into SAT/ACT hypes, i said to myself. god. this is effing ********. who honestly believes that this is a true test on what you learned in high school?

no one. don't worry about it. go schmooze with departmental people of the school you apply to. that gets you into any school you want (and money... seriously). For that, i could have gotten into every school (minus USC. idiots.). That's how you play the game. don't worry about the SAT's. but not like you'll read it because you're getting a good breakfast in a few hours.
and drink yo OJ.

TitleTown088
05-05-2007, 04:01 AM
I have only heard of the ACT.

awfullyquiet
05-05-2007, 04:24 AM
That's because you, like me, are from the midwest. and big ten schools... don't play that game. with the SAT-craziness.

Billingsley26
05-05-2007, 10:34 AM
Yeah, but that's how life is. Some kids eat with silver, while others chomp pb&j. Is it fair? That's subject to opinion. The great thing about growing up with nothing though, is that you enjoy life's finer things once you finally attain them. There is immense satisfaction in knowing that you earned those things. Some kids never get to feel that because they have everything handed to them. A tree that is constantly sheltered from wind and the elements will grow to be feeble. A tree that is constantly challenged by strong winds and harsh conditions will grow to be very strong with deep roots. Not being able to afford SAT class is just extra motivation to go out and score better than the kids who could.

I have gained the upmost respect for you!

I wrote my SAT's, and thats what I was told, they dont really take into account the writing part. But I do agree with what they said about the essay part above. Math is a set answer, right or wrong. The essay will almost always get you different marks from different teachers. Regardless of your opinion. Its kinda B.S, but if many school dont bother looking into it that hard, I guess it doesnt really matter then.

MaxV
05-05-2007, 10:59 AM
Uh, SATs, I remember when I had to take them.

At that time I was in US for a fairly short amount of time, and didn't have a great grasp of English, so obviously I did MUCH better on the Math part.

d34ng3l021
05-05-2007, 12:06 PM
Princeton Review sucked. I took the class and didnt learn that much. Maybe I wasnt trying.

I ended up getting a 1990 on the SAT. Most my friends got a higher score than me. :( I hate being at such a good school.

TCU
05-05-2007, 02:14 PM
Princeton Review sucked. I took the class and didnt learn that much. Maybe I wasnt trying.

I ended up getting a 1990 on the SAT. Most my friends got a higher score than me. :( I hate being at such a good school.

that is exactly the case with me, Princeton review did sh*t for me and my scores compared to the scores sucked compared to the other kids at my school.

fischbowl
05-05-2007, 02:32 PM
I took it today too.

Im aiming for the 1700-1900 range.

sweetness34
05-05-2007, 02:38 PM
Easy there bub, I still haven't finished my AA..............oh wait thats because I never went to class.

I'm a CC student as well, so I basically took a shot at myself. Don't me wrong though, I love it. It's a nice transformation from High School to College, it's cheap, and it's much easier to get your gen eds out of the way.

Plus I go to school with a major D1 University in Illinois State and a major D3 university in Illinois Wesleyan, so it's basically a college scene anway.

fischbowl
05-05-2007, 02:42 PM
what did everyone write about for the essay?

someone447
05-05-2007, 02:44 PM
I got a 1360 on the old 1600 one. Never looked at a book about it, nor took a class. I got a 1070 in 7th grade when I did something with Duke for the SAT.

ny10804
05-05-2007, 06:29 PM
Think I did alright today. Left one Math question blank, felt good about all the rest. Did all the Reading, got maybe 5-7 wrong (just a guess). If I get a 1400, I'll be happy. Once again, the Writing section was a joke, maybe got 5 wrong (again I guess). Think I'll be in the 9-10 range for the essay.

josh07039
05-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Honestly you don't really need a tutor or course, but for some kids its very helpful. For English, learn a **** load of words if you don't have a good vocabulary, take practice tests with answers explained to understand certain grammar stuff you don't already know. With Math, same thing, just take practice tests, and if you don't get something either get a tutor or ask a math teacher you know. With writing, at this point in your life, you either have it or you don't. Don't stress coming up with examples(you can make them up). Just try to be coherent, but for some people that is easier said than done.

fischbowl
05-06-2007, 11:02 AM
There was a statistic in which they plugged suggested SAT words into a system and like only 4% showed up on tests.

bantx
05-06-2007, 11:16 AM
i take sat on june 2nd i just trying to do best i can for my first one and then when i take it again i know what im getting into, plus theres a psat, but i missed that one

pierce2walker
05-07-2007, 01:58 AM
Yea the SAT classes in Cali are getting out of hand...basically everyone takes them...the UC system as a whole is getting extremely competitve for admission...I had a 4.3 high school GPA, at the 3rd best public school in the state, with a 1930 SAT and a 29 ACT and I still got rejected from UCLA and UC Berkley...oh well **** happens...

d34ng3l021
05-07-2007, 02:00 AM
Yea the SAT classes in Cali are getting out of hand...basically everyone takes them...the UC system as a whole is getting extremely competitve for admission...I had a 4.3 high school GPA, at the 3rd best public school in the state, with a 1930 SAT and a 29 ACT and I still got rejected from UCLA and UC Berkley...oh well stuff happens...Im off to UC San Diego and proud of it haha

Come on man. Go to UC Davis. GOOO AGGIES!

I was very sad when SD rejected me. Oh well. Im glad I got into Davis with my 3.6 GPA and 1990 SAT score.

pierce2walker
05-07-2007, 02:08 AM
Come on man. Go to UC Davis. GOOO AGGIES!

I was very sad when SD rejected me. Oh well. Im glad I got into Davis with my 3.6 GPA and 1990 SAT score.

Haha yea I actually did apply to UC Davis and was accepted...its a nice school and I have a lot of friends going there currently and will go there next year...but I liked San Diego better so I went with that...the admissions process for the UC system really is brutal now...I have a friend who had like a 4.6 with a 2300 SAT and she got rejected from UCLA...it really just goes to show how random the process is

Nightmares Win 6-0
05-07-2007, 02:34 AM
i got a 1420 when i took the sat (on the 1600 point scale)...

iowatreat54
05-07-2007, 06:16 AM
I'm a CC student as well, so I basically took a shot at myself. Don't me wrong though, I love it. It's a nice transformation from High School to College, it's cheap, and it's much easier to get your gen eds out of the way.

Plus I go to school with a major D1 University in Illinois State and a major D3 university in Illinois Wesleyan, so it's basically a college scene anway.

easy there...let's not toss out descriptions like that to just any school...

ny10804
05-09-2007, 05:03 PM
Really anxious to get my scores back, I figured I'd try to shoot some life into this thread:

For anyone who took the SAT on May 5th, post your guesses for your scores, then compare them to when you get your actual scores on May 24th. Here are mine:

Math: 720
Reading: 700
Writing: 730
Essay: 9

RoyHall#1
05-09-2007, 05:13 PM
My cousin got a 35 out of 36 on the ACT

derza222
05-09-2007, 06:27 PM
Really anxious to get my scores back, I figured I'd try to shoot some life into this thread:

For anyone who took the SAT on May 5th, post your guesses for your scores, then compare them to when you get your actual scores on May 24th. Here are mine:

Math: 720
Reading: 700
Writing: 730
Essay: 9

Just so you know, and I'm not sure if you'll be the same, but when I tried to guess my score I did better than I thought on 2 sections and was right on the money on the third.

iowatreat54
05-09-2007, 08:10 PM
My cousin got a 35 out of 36 on the ACT

An 8th grader in my hometown got a 36 and a 1500-1600 on the SAT in 6th or 7th grade, before it was outta 2400

JeffSamardzijaIRISH
05-09-2007, 08:27 PM
I got like a 1270/1600 when I took it in 7th grade w/o a calculator.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-09-2007, 08:37 PM
An 8th grader in my hometown got a 36 and a 1500-1600 on the SAT in 6th or 7th grade, before it was outta 2400

Right a 15-1600 it was out of 1600.

iowatreat54
05-10-2007, 12:58 AM
Right a 15-1600 it was out of 1600.

yea...meaning he did really well...

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/searchstory.asp?id=307101

like 2nd to last paragraph...his name is Zachary Blumenfeld

best article I can find...the actual story in the paper had more info...like his other test scores and grades

soybean
05-10-2007, 01:26 AM
yea...meaning he did really well...

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/searchstory.asp?id=307101

like 2nd to last paragraph...his name is Zachary Blumenfeld

best article I can find...the actual story in the paper had more info...like his other test scores and grades

he was probably a loser that will get made fun of his whole life.

iowatreat54
05-10-2007, 01:27 AM
he was probably a loser that will get made fun of his whole life.

yea...and then become your boss once he graduates college

soybean
05-10-2007, 01:30 AM
No one owns me, NO ONE!

besides, i highly doubt ill be the assistant or secretary to some scientist or physicist.

ny10804
05-10-2007, 03:54 AM
sweet, an sat score pissing contest between a bunch of people who are probably lying about a test score that doesn't realistically make a big difference anyways.

Doesn't make a big difference? In an idealistic world, yes, but c'mon. You're not getting into a good school (Duke, NYU, Notre Dame) with a 1200 (and don't even think about Ivy League). If you f*** up this test, it could very well decide what college you go to, which could very likely determine where/when you get a job, not to mention how high the job pays. If a bank is looking to hire an intern, and is forced to choose between two students with the same courses and grades, one goes to UNC and the other to a community college, they're gonna choose the UNC student.

I say this test makes a big difference.

duckseason
05-10-2007, 04:13 AM
Doesn't make a big difference? In an idealistic world, yes, but c'mon. You're not getting into a good school (Duke, NYU, Notre Dame) with a 1200 (and don't even start about Ivy League). If you f*** up this test, it could very well decide what college you go to, which could very likely determine where/when you get a job, not to mention how high the job pays. If a bank is looking to hire an intern, and is forced to choose between the students with the same courses and grades, one goes to UNC and the other to a community college, they're gonna choose the UNC student.

I say this test makes a big difference.
If your goal is to be an employee, then I can see your point. If kids would put half the effort they put into structured school, into actually working for themselves, they would realize a much higher quality of life (imo.) Your dreams don't require any credentials whatsoever. The only approval they need is your own. Life inside a box is where most people are blindly headed. Our school system serves as the funnel. But hey, I guess it's just a matter of what ones goals are. Some people seem to enjoy the rat race.

ny10804
05-10-2007, 12:09 PM
do you honestly believe that everyone taking the SAT is going to an ivy league school?

Um, I'm not sure how you deduced this from what I said. I merely pointed out you need a very good SAT grade to get into a very good school.

or even a really good private school somewhere? come on.

Again, I don't get your point. I do know a lot of people would like to, but don't as a result of a number of factors, including SAT scores.

95% of the colleges on earth have such basic requirements for testing and GPA that if you spent 20 minutes trying in high school, you should be able to breeze in.

If you understood my logic (of getting into a good school), my goal is not to get into a school that has such low standards.

again, i say, on this board, it's likely completely irrelevant. i haven't met an NFLDC'er yet who was planning to go to harvard or MIT and i'm sure i won't this year either.

And this proves what? That others can't?

i'm pointedly ignoring the second part of your assumption which isn't necessarily true but which i don't feel like arguing.

My point is schools with a pedigree are more respected than schools that don't. Most schools with $$$, which is often the case of Ivy league or 1st tier schools, have connections with companies. It's why they're more difficult to get in to. If you're competing for a job with a person from another school that's relatively unknown, the person who goes to the college that has a longer track record is more likely to get the job.



As for duckseason, most of us have to be employees at one point or another, and if we don't, a college with a good reputation is beneficial for other career paths. Doctors and lawyers can benefit by getting into a better law or medical school. As for boxing yourself it, I get your point, but sometimes you just have to work with the system, for better or worse, to achieve your goal.

VoteLynnSwan
05-10-2007, 12:23 PM
Doesn't make a big difference? In an idealistic world, yes, but c'mon. You're not getting into a good school (Duke, NYU, Notre Dame) with a 1200 (and don't even think about Ivy League). If you f*** up this test, it could very well decide what college you go to, which could very likely determine where/when you get a job, not to mention how high the job pays. If a bank is looking to hire an intern, and is forced to choose between two students with the same courses and grades, one goes to UNC and the other to a community college, they're gonna choose the UNC student.

I say this test makes a big difference.

that test does not make you a better worker, and that test does not make you smarter. In fact, it's not even an accurate representation of actual intelligence. To your second point, i would say that interviews with prespective employers are much more important than the school that you go to.

TedGinn07
05-10-2007, 12:50 PM
Everyone in college says SAT doesn't matter, and everyone in HS says its the greatest thing since sliced bread. A vicious cycle...

Either way the most important thing about your job is, "do people like your" and "who do you know".

derza222
05-10-2007, 03:04 PM
The SAT is, I would guess, more or less a way for colleges to distinguish the difference between students that go to schools that inflate GPA's and those that don't. But in reality, it means absolutely nothing. There are people who are good at taking tests, and those that are bad at taking tests. Plus people with money can afford tutors and prep classes and such, while some cannot afford these things. I, someone who did fairly well on the SAT, will be the very first person to tell you that the SAT is in no way a good measure of intelligence at all.

In all honesty, sure it can have an effect on where you end up, but it really is nowhere near as significant as some make it out to be. The this will make or break my college choice which will then result in my starting job being better/worse and ultimately decide where I end up theory is bull. So many things beyond where you go to college end up going into where you end up working later in life. And your SAT score won't have that huge of an effect on where you get in anyway, there's probably a certain range you're bound to end up in anyway so its not a huge deal.

ny10804
05-10-2007, 04:36 PM
i named some really good schools. is this really a difficult connection for you to make?

how do you NOT get that i restated your point? how is this difficult? SAT scores alone will not keep you out of a school. there are many other factors in getting in and any guidance counselor who's told you otherwise should be fired.

I don't get your point when you accuse me of believing that every person who takes the SAT will go to a good school, after I had already stated that you need a very good score to get into such a school.

Of course there are other factors, which I do not dispute. What I do dispute are your convictions that 1. the SAT "doesn't realistically make a big difference" and 2. there's no real point of going to a school that is publicly well-know and considered renowned.

i think i very clearly understand your logic. however, now you're saying that you have no intention of getting into a public, state school and that any who does was clearly not a very good student (it's called implication, before you ask if i understood you again). i could've gotten into CU, one of the best science public schools in the nation, with a 2.5 GPA and a 1000 SAT. if you factor in actually doing 12 minutes of course work and bump the GPA to a 3.0, the SAT requirement dropped to something like 900 (old scores). and that's an automatic acceptance, without even needing to interview/write an essay. but yeah, gosh, i'd never want a degree in aeronautical science from a school that's supplied that vast majority of (for example) astronauts.

There will always be exceptions to a trend that is otherwise quite general. My local community college, Westchester Community College, and many others, have no such distinction as CU. The amount of colleges like CU are not proportional to potential applicants. The demand cannot meet the supply. Otherwise, there would be no need for private institutions.

now you're being intentionally dense because you think it's cute or that it proves your point. what the hell is it supposed to prove? it's a statement of fact. a bunch of kids who don't need high sat scores are either scared of them or inflating theirs so that other people will be impressed. again, why would that need to prove anything?

When you said "i haven't met an NFLDC'er yet who was planning to go to harvard or MIT and i'm sure i won't this year either," I really didn't understand where you were going. If you imply that because past users haven't gotten into world renowned colleges, nor will future users, I believe the statement is flawed in that the students change from year to year. Legitimate predictions would have to be made on an individual basis, which is impossible when viewing the students through a such a small medium, in this case, an internet forum.

oh stop it. they're not more difficult to get into because of the connections. they're more difficult to get into because they're generally respected as the best schools in the nation. which has nothing to do with connections. your last point is verifiably untrue. if i get a degree in engineering from Cal Tech i'm more likely to get an engineering job than if i get the same degree from Oxford (which has a longer track record of roughly 800 years).

When you graduate from NYU law school, you are guaranteed a job in a NYC law firm, as was the case when my father graduated. When students take on loans upwards of 100,000 for two years at NYU, they know they will have the financial stability to pay off their debt five years after their graduation. My cousin, who takes classes at Georgetown, has been offered a job by a rich businessman (whose name and company escape me) as a senior. My sister, who is a junior at UNC, has been offered an internship at Wachovia. My eldest sister, who attended Fordham U, considered a 2nd tier school, got no such offer. Maybe I am making to great of an assumption, but the pattern seems obvious to me.

ny10804
05-10-2007, 05:19 PM
Doesn't make a big difference? In an idealistic world, yes, but c'mon. You're not getting into a good school (Duke, NYU, Notre Dame) with a 1200 (and don't even think about Ivy League). If you f*** up this test, it could very well decide what college you go to, which could very likely determine where/when you get a job, not to mention how high the job pays.

if you're going to continue this discussion, at least take the 30 seconds it should take to understand my argument, that unless you're going to an ivy league or similar school, the sat is likely far less relevant than people are making it out to be. nowhere have i or will i imply anything about attending schools that are well known (although that's largely a fallacy as well).



Thank you for agreeing with me.

UKfan
05-10-2007, 05:24 PM
i haven't met an NFLDC'er yet who was planning to go to harvard or MIT and i'm sure i won't this year either.

Then you haven't noticed me, bwahaha! Actually there was some sort of placement for people on my Maths course in MIT but I wouldn't get it.

ny10804
05-10-2007, 05:38 PM
i never bloody debated that point. how many people, in the US, are actually applying to those schools this year as a percent? 6? how many people think the SAT is relevant and makes a difference out of those applying for school? 95? jesus. keep up with the argument, or stay out of it.

Well it was my only point in combating your post:

sweet, an sat score pissing contest between a bunch of people who are probably lying about a test score that doesn't realistically make a big difference anyways.

that elicited this response:

Doesn't make a big difference? In an idealistic world, yes, but c'mon. You're not getting into a good school (Duke, NYU, Notre Dame) with a 1200 (and don't even think about Ivy League). If you f*** up this test, it could very well decide what college you go to, which could very likely determine where/when you get a job, not to mention how high the job pays. If a bank is looking to hire an intern, and is forced to choose between two students with the same courses and grades, one goes to UNC and the other to a community college, they're gonna choose the UNC student.

I say this test makes a big difference.

The last sentence follows a paragraph describing the SAT score of a student applying to Duke, NYU, and Notre Dame. Nowhere do I mention the ambitions of a student applying to a college where he is guaranteed admission.

hugegmenfan
05-10-2007, 06:22 PM
1800-2200??? It's out of 1600 buddy. I got 1340.

hahaha wat r u talking about? its out of 2400 points now- may be when u took it was 1600 but 2 years ago they changed it- nationwide no matter where u live

duckseason
05-10-2007, 06:27 PM
hahaha wat r u talking about? its out of 2400 points now- may be when u took it was 1600 but 2 years ago they changed it- nationwide no matter where u live

I think we've long since established that fact. It always helps to read the thread before you post.

ny10804
05-24-2007, 06:19 AM
Well, I got to 1400, but absolutely f***** up on the writing section.

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/5377/untitledwi0.png

I really didn't want to have to take it again, but I might just cause the Writing is so below what I was expecting (750).

ny10804
05-24-2007, 04:04 PM
Anyone else get there scores today???

Watchman
05-24-2007, 05:12 PM
Hell I can't even remember what I got on my SAT. I took them in 1990 though. I can't even remember what I got on my GRE. I think I did better on the GRE though. I remember being hungover for the SAT.

derza222
05-24-2007, 06:01 PM
Well, I got to 1400, but absolutely f***** up on the writing section.

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/5377/untitledwi0.png

I really didn't want to have to take it again, but I might just cause the Writing is so below what I was expecting (750).

The math and verbal were nice, and that's pretty much all the colleges are going to look at anyway. Your multiple choice on the writing wasn't that bad, it was the essay that absolutely killed you.

MP123
05-24-2007, 06:35 PM
The SAT is overrated. I have a 3.6 GPA and I'll probably score lower than a 1400 on my SAT.