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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    That's what I meant: you felt good about the sections you completed. Next time will be better.

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    I got a 26! I'm happy with that! I took the SAT yesterday and am signed up for another ACT test and another SAT test. I bet I'll get like a 29 or 30 on the next ACT test since I didn't get any sleep and panicked on the first one.

    I had more than enough time to do everything on the SAT, fortunately. I hope I do OK with that.

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    and am signed up for another ACT test and another SAT test
    Yuck...why? If you're happy with the results, "one and done". I'm happy with my MCAT score, especially since everyone I know bombed it this year, but there's no way in hell I'd take that test again. If the score is good enough to get you into somewhere that 1) isn't a community college, and 2) doesn't start with "Universidad", why put yourself through the extra stress?
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    1) because second scores are almost always better, and better scorers can get into more discriminating colleges easier if they wish to transfer later

    2) better scores means higher scholarship money in many colleges, even community.

    My second ACT score has saved me $2,000 a year, as opposed to if i had kept my first one.
    Why would you not want to improve your chances of free money and success?
    that makes no logic

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    I've got Texas Tomorrow Fund, so my entire college education has cost about 2k, and was paid for in 1987. Also, about 73% of scholarships when I came out of highschool were based on minority status, and seeing as I'm completely whitebread, I'm automatically excluded from over half of the available scholarships. Almost all of the rest were based on need, and since I'm not poor, I couldn't get those either. That left me about two scholarships, and seeing as I'm not gay or hardcore religious, there really wasn't anything that I wasn't immediately excluded from.

    Basing success on which college you go to is pretty stupid. Some of the most successful people to ever live never even graduated college (Bill Gates, Rockefeller, etc). Where you go to college doesn't matter as much as you think (unless its community college). How you do is whats important. On the other side of the spectrum of where you go to college, you could graduate from Harvard, start a career on Wall Street, then crash months later due to a raging coke habit....we all know that's happened to more than a couple people
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    No one ever said more discriminating colleges were better or made you more successful. I don’t know anything about JLAP’s options, but he does. If getting a higher score might help him now or down the road, then of course he should take it. Since these tests are an important part for some college’s decisions for acceptance and scholarship money, I don’t think he should limit any options. It might open ones he never even had considered before.

    In one month, you won’t care about a past test’s stress on you. You will only remember the results, ultimately. If it has no payoff, then fine, but a second test does have a low cost/ high benefit thing for many of us and I wanted to make that clear.
    that makes no logic

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    I'm not going through extra stress since I already have a score I'm happy with but if I get a few extra points it's worth taking it again. Right now i'm in the top 14% according to my score, and if i can say "I'm in the top 10%" that's more impressive on an application. What's Universidad?

    I don't have any scholarships, my parents are paying for my college, and I'm not going to go to a community college (no offense to anyone that does.) I actually looked into gay scholarships, but I don't do anything active in the GLBT community so I didn't qualify. I'm a lazy homo I guess lmao. My parents are trying to convince me to go to a 2 year college before I transfer to a 4 year college so it'll "ease" me into college life (I guess they think I'm sheltered?) so I dunno about that.... I want to go to Berry, UGA, or GA. Tech. (not a technical school like I thought lmao) so... i dunno. Confusing time in my life. I don't even know if I want to be a Dr. or not anymore since my math skills suck. Maybe being a therapist will be lucrative, or maybe my science skills will make up for it.

    I want to pull out my hair lmao. Real life must be hard Maybe I am sheltered? Ahhh!

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    Universidad is the Spanish word for university. Its a medical school joke since all the people that can't cut it in ANY school in the US end up going to Universidad del Caribe, or Unviersidad de Guadilajara, etc.

    My math skills suck...A LOT...but thankfully I made it through Calculus 1 somehow, and I found some med schools that don't require anything more than that. Med school is far away for you though so don't base anything on what the requirements are now. I did that when I was a sophomore and a year and a half later they changed all the requirements and no one notified me
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