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11-01-03, 08:18 AM
@#%$ you. What the @#%$ were you thinking, assigning SAT II's on November 1st, the day after Halloween.
Just @#%$ you bad.
11-01-03, 08:35 AM
Your life won't be that much worse frm missing the part of 1 halloween after 10pm. --------------------------
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11-01-03, 12:39 PM
Yes it would have!
I don't have the testing today, it's a friend who does . . . and the time my friends and I had late last night was probably one of the best single events in my life thus far, replacing a friend's birthday party at an amusement park two years ago. Woo! where anger is big and fueled by hydrogen
11-01-03, 04:55 PM
You screw up your sat's for a halloween party and it just might be one of the best times of your life. Though you go to a good college and actually work at it and you've got a much better chance of having best times of your life.
11-01-03, 07:25 PM
It's Sat II's anyway, they don't matter for most schools.
I don't think there is any argument over the importance of SATs versus the importance of Halloween festivities. Really I think there is more recognition of it than argument against it - which is why it started saying it would have been a lot better to not put them on Nov 1... making them next week or the previous week would have allowed for giving them 100% *and* full participation in the world's greatest pagan celebration.
Glip the Gnome
11-01-03, 10:32 PM
Ssssh, Old Man Gyorg is trying to give a talk! :P Glip the Gnome
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11-01-03, 11:38 PM
I thought Christmas was the worlds greatest pagan festival. "Classes are not that out of balance"-AbsorEQ
11-02-03, 07:12 AM
Blah, Gyorg, as regards to the importance of SATs, they're rubbish in my opinion. It's a big money making scheme--they want you to take them as many times as possible, each time shelling out money to them, they sell tons of 'official guides' and such, they even sell services like telling you what questions and answers you got right or wrong for extra money.
Edit: Apologies for the second sig. Edited by: Boot Disk at: 11/2/03 9:31 am
11-02-03, 07:37 AM
Then wouldn't it be easier to just not take them at all then to waste money on taking them and not trying?
11-02-03, 09:30 AM
That of course wouldn't be practical for obvious reasons.
I took them once, got a decent score, and will never touch them again. But I know a lot of people who are shelling out tons and tons of cash and time to raise that number.
It's a bit like eBaying on EQ.
11-02-03, 11:47 AM
If your going to waste the money to take it, might as well do as best you can rather than doing poorly because you wanted to party the night before.
I personally took it once and decided not to take it again, (I could have done better, just wasn't worth the effort), and I didn't take the sat2's. But the one time I did take it I did my best on it.
11-03-03, 05:38 AM
eh, I got a 1410 (670 math, 740 english) and was like 3rd or 4th highest in my school (they had like 1420 or 1430, and one guy had 1500)
I could've gone back and done better, especially on the math part (my math is normally better than my english) but I didn't see the point.. 1410 gets me in to any school in the country save MIT, I think... and I donwanna go to MIT... :)
now, I need to go back to school and not waste it.. :X Veteran Kakarat Doomstalker
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11-03-03, 06:33 AM
I never even heard of the SAT II's. Did they even have them back in '91? (Back In Black)
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11-03-03, 06:35 AM
Quote:1410 gets me in to any school in the country save MITWow, times have changed since 96. With a 1510 SAT and 34 ACT, I was negged at quite a few places, and terminally waitlisted at Harvard. Such h8. Still bitter.
11-03-03, 06:54 AM
with a 1200, I was accepted to every pharmacy school I applied to.
11-03-03, 07:29 AM
i got a 1310 but had a dismal high school GPA.
nonetheless - i got into the only college to which i applied.... the ultimate prestige that is the University of Idaho. w00t.
it sucked i quit school for now.
11-03-03, 07:46 AM
Meh, screw the SAT's. I took the ACT in '94 (got 31 overall, 36 science, bad math score, I forget what else was there) and got into the school I wanted without a problem.
I was a C - D student in High School and spent my SAT money on Budweiser. 4 years after I graduated high school I applied at Boston University. They told me to take a class to see how I did.
I aced the class and was excepted the next semester- with scholarships the following year. Went on to graduate Sigma @#%$ Laude and in the Sigma Tau Delta honor society. This was achieved with a C- High School average without taking SATs.
I'm by far not the norm, but have been a big SAT protester since. It's all in how you present yourself. Knock them dead on the application and push them over still during the interview. SATs do not measure your abilities or potential. They do not tap critical thinking skills that are in fact MORE important in education than rote memorization.
Edit: That being said, Gyorg's advice still holds weight. You should avail yourself of any opportunity to excel in your education. Just don't emotionally abuse yourself over these worthless tests. Take them for what they are... streamlining your application process. They are not the end of the road however.
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11-03-03, 08:48 AM
Quote:Sigma @#%$ Laude
I hate when the filter messes up legit words/phrases.
Nocte - that's fairly impressive. Someday (when I go back to college in a year or two) I hope I'll be able to tell my story somewhat like that.