PSAT - Enough to give me a full ride to college at a couple of places.
SAT - Enough to get into schools even better than the college to which I got a full ride and attended.
PACT - Enough to realize that the most interesting part of the test was indicating I had zero interest in attaching sheet metal to leather or packaging and processing meat. (Seriously... a careers and skills index pre-PACT? Stupid test! Stupid, stupid, stupid.)
ACT - Enough to realize that the SAT was a way more interesting test. Kind of missed the packaging and processing part of the test.
LSAT - Enough to go to my law school and accumulate a boatload of debt.
Combined - Enough that I'm looking at doing standardized test tutoring with a company here for some extra cash.
taking high school marks seriously? standardized tests?
man, do we live in different countries. in the prairie provinces, you get a (relatively) cheap education and admittance to local universities so long as you don't have terrible grades.
Indeed. The SAT is a waste of time in my opinion. There was very little correlation at my school between those who did well on the SAT and those who did well in school. It was like naturally smart vs. those who try hard. Standardized tests promote studying for standardized tests...not learning.
"You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
than to serve and obey them. - David Hume
(I've always associated standardized tests with food, so I ENJOY them! I think that probably is why I haven't done all too shittily! )
ACDC- Big Balls is now playing in my head!
I wasn't intending to post here till I saw your moan, sweetie, then it became irresistable to deck the duckie with the biggest dickie. You could stick a fork in this dork, but I have to say 1530, on the 1600 scale. Once, no prep.
Coda: Blue October - Hate Me.
And yes, I have to agree with metamorphosis there is no link between learning and studying for a standardized test. I did it merely to get the teachers off my back.
If you have access to a rifle and aren't a bad shot I'm sure you could pick one off. The mallards should be around this time of year, shouldn't they be? I know they're not up here
I really don't recommend shooting a duck with a rifle. At least not if you want there to be something of it left to eat.
1340--740 verbal, 600 math. Didn't study for it, took it with a substantial hangover (I rememer forgetting how to find the area of a triangle), didn't feel the need to retake it. Got into college, graduated, and haven't really thought about it ever again.
I forget my PSAT score, but I was National Merit Commended.