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SAT (Standardized Testing)
« on: September 30, 2010, 03:08:10 pm »
Hey, I'm just curious, how many people here on Omnimaga are in high school and how many of you are planning to take the SATs? Do you plan to improve your vocabulary by buying any books or anything? Any other information that you would see as helpful would be appreciated.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 03:17:08 pm »
i took them in 8th grade for some "midwest talent search" (as if), and i'm taking the prep SATs in a few weeks and then the real SATs next year. if you're taking the SATs, improving your vocabulary would be very wise. when i took them in 8th grade i knew about half the words, and think i got a 440/800 on the reading portion, which actually isn't that bad considering i didn't know that you only get points taken off for answering incorrectly... so i filled in every question. there are a ton of SAT word lists out on the web like this one. i'm personally taking Latin in high school, and hoping that will compensate. it already is, i think. for example, in latin, puer means boy. the word puerile in english means childish, or boy-ish immaturity. ambulat means to walk in latin. ambulate is a word in english meaning to walk.


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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 04:17:32 pm »
I'm taking the PSATs on October 13th. Yeah, your best bet is to study the English section and learn some new sophisticated vocabulary if you are mathematically inclined (assuming you are if you make calculator programs for fun) like me. :P


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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 04:38:29 pm »
I just studied the the guide they sent.  I took it back in seventh grade for Duke TIP.  I got a 630 on writing, 650 on Reading, (because I studied the words), and 800 on math, because, well, I code calcs.  :P

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 04:40:27 pm »
I live in Canada so I did not take that test, but I never really taken any form of "hard difficulty mode" type classes or tests. The test to get into College was a friggin joke from what I remember, although it sucked because it occured on weekends.

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 05:31:18 pm »
Hey, I'm just curious, how many people here on Omnimaga are in high school and how many of you are planning to take the SATs? Do you plan to improve your vocabulary by buying any books or anything? Any other information that you would see as helpful would be appreciated.

Okay, I'm a few years out of HS, but...

What I would recommend is to practice your writing. That is the single most useful skill for the test. Of course, by writing I mean making random BS up that sounds important and worthwhile to state. The evaluators eat it up (in the experience of a person who was in the high 700s in all areas on the SAT). Also, review your trig.
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 05:36:53 pm »
Where I went we had the option to take the SAT but they only really suggested it if you were going to like a coastal school or like one of the big schools (like Harvard, Yale, etc.). They only really pushed the ACT on us, especially since we got it for free :P

I can ask my cousin though if you want...considering he got a perfect score, so I heard, on his...
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 05:38:01 pm »
I'm taking it pretty soon, and I haven't studied.  I got a 31 on my ACT without studying, so it works out pretty good for me.

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 05:57:26 pm »
I still need to retake my ACT...I am not satisfied with the score I got. (Though getting a 24 without studying and working off of like two or three hours of sleep isn't that bad, I guess.)
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 06:12:45 pm »
ACT's are more popular in the West, while SAT's are more popular in the east. Most schools don't really care which one you take.

Vocab is important for reading comprehension; I believe that there are vocab flash card stacks and apps for calc ;)
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Writing, I heard you need to keep it fairly simple. Clarity and evidence/examples to back up your points is key. Stay on topic and make sure you're answering the question.

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010, 07:58:07 pm »
Oh no, this actually isn't for me haha, I've already taken the SAT but thanks for all of the advice. Yeah DJ, I'm finally getting back into calc programming for good! Hopefully in the near future (a week or two) I can show you all why I was asking. =)

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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 08:01:30 pm »
I, like many others here, will be taking the PSATs on the 13th.  I plan on taking the SATs sometime around March. 

I really should memorize some vocab lists (it is the one area I do poorly with :() but I just can't find the interest to do so.  I think I am ok with math (I got a 730 on the math PSAT last year).  Grammar, I am not sure, sometimes I do amazing on the tests, other times I just do terrible.


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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2010, 08:06:42 pm »
Yeah DJ, I'm finally getting back into calc programming for good!
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2010, 08:08:06 pm »
yeah, im going to be taking the PSAT in march
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Re: SAT (Standardized Testing)
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2010, 08:09:07 pm »
PSAT in March????

They are only give on October 13 and 16 this year.

And not again until October of next year.