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    SAND_MAN is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    I brought my GPA from a 1.03 to 3.05 in 10 months.

    my last 20 grades were 17 A's and 3 B's some honors and AP


    "Let my ears hear not but the most sinful of lyrics"

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    Quote Originally Posted by loca93 View Post
    ^Your serious? Sarcasm isn't really noticed online. My index adn ring finger are about the same length.
    Yes I am serious, heres an article on it:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/...satperformance

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    ^Damn O.D you want to go to Berkeley. The one in California right? That school is like Harvard one of those elite schools. Good luck if yuo want to get into that school. As for me I want to go into NYU or a good Community college. I don't really care as long as I get into a college that had either business, computer major, or law.


    @Hanul lol well I guess that is true. I have always done better in English than Math even though I like math more. Weird. Wait what about those people with short stubby finger lol.


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    @Saizou: back when i took it... the SAT was comprised of a math an english section (each worth 800 pts for a total of 1600 pts). basically, its a standardized test that most private colleges and universities use as a means of determining who gets into their institutions. it supposedly acts as a supplement to the students GPA i.e. if student did poorly in HS but still managed to get an above average score on the test, they would still have a chance to get into their college of choice.

    as for scoring, i don't think they penalized you for guessing. for every correct answer, a point is awarded and for a wrong answer, 1/4 of a point is deducted. (someone please correct me if i'm confusing this with the ACT) also, the dificulty of the question increases as the test progresses so if the first few problems seemed difficult, then the remaining problems would be even worse.

    supposedly, there is an ideal time to take the SAT's... like during the beginning of senior year where rumor has it that the questions aren't as difficult as they are at the end of the year. (that's open to interpretation cause i've talked to people who say the complete opposite)

    i think it was in 2005 when they added the writing section which is also worth 800 pts. good thing i took during the summer before senior year! XD

    edit: i'm such a slow typer lolz!

    @loca93: goin to a community college then transfering to a university is way better! that's what i did and now i feel stupid for even studying for the SAT's.
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    @Anima: no if you answer right you get +1 point if you answer wrong it -1 and if you do not answer a quetion its neither +1 or -1.


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    Why is it better? To go to Community college then transfer


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    @loca93: the academic pace in a community college is less rigorous than that of a university. basically its like college on training wheels or an extension of HS w/o the restrictions. one advantage of a cc is that the class sizes are smaller so student-teacher interaction is greater. that being said, students aren't too pressured and can go and things at their own pace. this doesn't mean however that going to a CC would mean spending more time in school. some cc's offer accelerated programs for certain majors while others even have agreements with state universities that guarantee admission when the requirements are met.

    also, if you didn't do well on both your SAT and GPA, a community college would be the place to go because you are given a chance to improve your grades. not to mention universities are generally less stringent on transfer students than they are with incoming freshmen so your chances of getting into your preferred university is bigger.

    one thing that you have to be aware of though in cc's are the college counselors who are in charge of telling you what classes to take. if there's one thing i hate about cc's, its these people. don't get me wrong, some are actually helpful but many of them have no idea what they're doing or just don't care at all. if you do decide to go to a cc, the best thing to do is to research the major that you want to get into and find out on your own what classes you want to take. and if you intend to transfer into a university, make sure that the classes you take are will be credited by said school or else all your effort will be for naught. seriously, when you find out that the course you took and worked so hard on can't be transfered, its really depressing!

    yup, i don't want this to sound like some campaign on why we should go to cc's cause its not! XD this was just based on my experience so there you have it. keep in mind though that there are always advantages and disadvantages in choosing which school to go to.

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    This is a summery of the above comment:

    Community college is easier and cheaper. The first two years or so of any secondary form of education is all the same content i.e math, science.

    So why waste your money?


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    Two words: Pride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MojoMunkeez View Post
    My index and ring fingers are about the same length as well.
    Perhaps it makes sense:
    Math: 710
    Writing: 700
    Critical reading 730

    I took it in March, and the curve was horrendous.
    I missed four questions on math and omitted none.
    I got a 12 on the essay and missed 5 multiple choice question, again, omitting none.
    Missed 5 questions on the critical reading.

    Damn curve, I should have at least a 2200, now I have to retake it.

    That is a pretty bad curve...luckily for me, I took it when it first came out.

    For the writing at least it seems to have changed a lot. For math and reading I had far less wrong than you, but for writing I had a 9 on the essay and maybe 4~5 wrong, and I got a 700.

 

 
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