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Old 12-20-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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This may have been asked before on this board, but what did you all get on your SATs? I got a 1230 on the PSATS, and plan to take the real ones next spring with hopes to get a 1300-1350. 640 on math and 590 verbal. Don't try to one up each other, be honest.
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Old 12-20-2003, 10:24 PM   #2
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620 on Math
590 on Verbal
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When I took them, I got a combined 1300. 760 math, 540 verbal.
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I took them once junior year and scored 1140, and that was good enough to get into the college of my choice. I could have taken them senior year and gotten 1200-1300, but it wasn't necessary. I know I got higher in verbal compared to math, close to or above 600 in that. SATs are overrated, course grades are better indicators, IMO.
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I always thought It was the other way around, Marc. But that was probably because I have a GPA of only 3.4 (with mostly easy classes), and my SAT score should put me up near 4.0.
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I didn't take the SATs when I was in high school. I took the ACT and did pretty well (as I remember). My daughter took both and did well on them.
Tests of this sort are a good way to determine aptitude, but there is nothing that can compare with doing the work.
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I took the ACT too, did anyone else? I scored a 26.

BTW, Marc, it depends. If you were a lazy, non-homework-doer with a 2.2 GPA like I was, test scores can sort of show that you are underachieving/being lazy, rather than a poor performer per se.
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We don't take them here, but I imagine I would be right off the charts if I did take it :p ...what is the highest you can get?q
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I didn't take them either. I'm guessing I wouldn't have cracked triple digits. Just the ACT (25 on the first try, 27 on the second).

But I managed to graduate from college, so eff it.
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We don't take them here, but I imagine I would be right off the charts if I did take it :p ...what is the highest you can get?q
Highest is 1600, lowest is 400. Average is 1000. About 20 people a year score 1600, out of I think about a million test takers. A 1200 should get you into most state university, and you would probably need about a 1350 (or higher) to get into an Ivy league school (Brown or Penn). Id think a 1500 would be needed to get into Yale or Harvard.
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1200 overall

710 math
490 verbal
very lopsided :/
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Mine were too, 750 math, 570 verbal. My grades were fairly mediocre until I got things straightened out my junior year, so the decent SAT scores helped a lot.
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About 20 people a year score 1600, out of I think about a million test takers.
There are a lot more than 20 perfects. Last year there were about four or five people from the same SAT practice school that got perfect, including a sophomore at my high school.

I got 1360 (I think) taking classes.
740 math (the Asian part of me)
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I took the ACT too, did anyone else? I scored a 26.

BTW, Marc, it depends. If you were a lazy, non-homework-doer with a 2.2 GPA like I was, test scores can sort of show that you are underachieving/being lazy, rather than a poor performer per se.
Even if you score well on SATs and prove that you are lazy and underachieving, colleges won't want you because they want hard workers who put effort into what they do. I'm kind of the opposite -- I always do homework, am very organized (although I'm slacking a little in my senior year), and got six A's and a C (math) first quarter.

Anyway, I think course grades are better indicators because they show how much effort people put into school -- and also, some people are simply not good test-takers, even if they are smart. Being smart and not being motivated or working hard doesn't do much for colleges. Overall, though, standardized testing and course scores combined are still the best way to measure students' abilities.
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Old 12-25-2003, 11:21 PM   #15
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Wow ... so I'm the only one so far to get higher in verbal than math. For me, it was mostly timing that hurt rather than difficulty. I remember leaving numerous questions blank that I simply didn't have time for. I am considering taking journalism in college as family members are pushing me to take it, although I think it's already too competitive and low-paying, so I want to stick to business (then again, business is a popular major and also very competitive).
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