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Old 01-01-2019, 10:30 PM   #11
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I gotta agree with TheLifeFantastic.

The PSAT/SAT is all about knowing how to take the test. It has almost literally nothing to do with brainpower or intelligence- so don't feel like a failure!! I struggled with it, too.

The secret is learning how to take the test. There are a lot of tricks they throw in to deceive you, and learning those tricks is a huge key to taking the test! I took classes, but look some of the things up online- you'll learn some important tips and tricks.

And honestly, I would just go for it this year. You by no means have to; but it's one of those things that can't hurt, because you can just take it again.

PLUS, fun fact! You can mix scores you take from other SAT tests; so let's say you do good in the math portion of one but then do AMAZING in the reading section of another SAT you took, but not the math section. You can take the reading score from one and the math from the other so you can have your best results!!

Good luck!

As someone who was in AP, Dual Credit, and graduated early, I promise you: You can do this!
Thank you so much for replying as well. I mean, weíre both in the same boat ó or were in the same boat (Iím assuming youíre older than me or are at least in college by now) in regards to me doing AP, IB, and Honors as well, and having scored ďlowĒ on the PSAT.

By the time Iíve replied, Iíve actually retaken the SAT twice and the ACT once. I actually went up, they were drastic increases based off of my previous average scores, but they were unfortunately still low.

I definitely get what you mean with the learning the tricks and how to take the test. I feel when I went to retake the SAT, learning the amount of time I had, and how to answer the questions and what responses they were looking for, definitely helped me.

Sorry to you as well for replying late, ahh. I feel bad. I havenít checked my account in such a long time, and I want to make sure I apologize to each and every person that took their time to reply back to me.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:32 PM   #12
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I did ridiculously bad on my SAT. As it turned out, I took classes first at my community college and then transferred to a University. They looked at me as a Transfer Student, so my SAT didnít matter as much as my transcripts from the college (which were Aís). This was a long time ago, so IDK if itís still true for you.

Also, I am NOT dumb. I was truent a lot in school, did not study whatsoever for the SAT.

Maybe you should take SAT prep courses.
Thank you! I donít youíre dumb, if anything ó based off the score I got, I donít think Iíd have the right to call anyone dumb, and I mean, of course a test doesntí define our intelligence (even though I felt like a test does ďdefineĒ our intellience, when in reality it doesnít).

Iím actually going the route that you and some people have suggested. My SAT scores did go up, however not up to par for most colleges, even ďlocalĒ non-community colleges unfortunately. But I am attending a community college next fall, earning my Associateís there and transferring to a state university. Which Iím actually proud of because itíll be an easier transition, be cheaper, and be more flexible with my schedule.

Thank you for giving me hope, and for taking your time to reply back to my post. And Iím sorry to you as well for having replied so, so, so, late to your post. I havenít signed into my account for such a long time. :/
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:38 PM   #13
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No worries! I scored a whole 720 and I got accepted to all the schools I applied to and went to a very nice private college.
Ah, Iím sorry for replying late to you. Iíve been replying late to everyone because I for some reason thought no one ever saw my post or ever responded to it, and so, here I am replying back ó after having seen that people did reply back to it.

Yeah, my score did went up. I actually did retake the SAT twice and the ACT once (as you may or mayíve not seen in the other responses I made to other people in this thread ó if not, itís fine haha).

The fact that you got in with a score like that, gives me hope about going to college too. I was really stressing about how I would go into college and so forth. My scores werenít still up to par for most colleges, but I am planning to go the community college route and transferring my credits to a state college. Which like I said in another post would actually be: cheaper, more flexible, and a little less pressure intensive on me.

Thank you!
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I got an 875 my final sat exam. That was after a review course. I think like 600 was verbal or something because I am a speed reader and English junkie. I still got into college and got my BA in English Lit, made the dean's list. Now that I am older and more stable I am thinking about going back to school to become a teacher. You hear that they dont matter and they dont. There have been numerous studies to prove that they are not accurate. I have always been a bad test taker. A lot of schools are accepting the ACT's but I have never taken them before.
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Just remember that a test alone will never be able to define your intelligente, PsychCentral_User25. Please don't give up. Sending many hugs to you
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I was valedictorian of my graduating class and I did very poorly on the SATs. I did a bit better on the ACTs, but not what anyone would have expected. Like others have said, silly tests don't really measure what you are capable of doing. And those scores did not prevent me from getting into any college or university that I wanted. Be gentle with yourself.
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