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PSAT's/SAT's

betrayed

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PSAT's are tomorrow.. They don't count but colleges still look at grades to see if they want to accept you.. Which is really fucking stupid since their "practice sat's". Yet colleges still look into them, I can only imagine how much SAT's will suck..

Anyone and everyone, do you know any tricks, hints, helpful hints or suggestions to make studying and taking the PSATS/SATS easier? Hell I don't care if its cheating.. Anyone know of some way to learn the information quickly or just do it really easily when it comes to test taking time..?
 

skylinec

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p99 said:
PSAT's are tomorrow.. They don't count but colleges still look at grades to see if they want to accept you.. Which is really fucking stupid since their "practice sat's". Yet colleges still look into them, I can only imagine how much SAT's will suck..

Anyone and everyone, do you know any tricks, hints, helpful hints or suggestions to make studying and taking the PSATS/SATS easier? Hell I don't care if its cheating.. Anyone know of some way to learn the information quickly or just do it really easily when it comes to test taking time..?
just study alot don't cheat
 
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Yeah, colleges look at your PSAT, but they also look at the scores you made in 8th grade on the SAT (or before or after if you took it at all) and apply about the same value to the PSATs; none. If you score an 800 on the PSAT and a 1250 on the SAT, the former doesn't matter to them.
 

magnolia

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Just don't spaz so much. Get sleep, eat breakfast. (I know everyone tells you that but it works.) And right before u go to take the test have a can of soda or a candy bar cuz the sugar/caffine will give ur brain an extra jolt and help you rembmer things better. Just don't substitue that for a good breakfast at home. Have like eggs, or pancakes or something before u go to school. It helps. I've taken the PSATs the ACT, the ASVAB (sp) and many many state issued tests. MN is the capital of stupid manditory state issued tests. But anyway, just don't stress. The PSAT actually isn't that hard. It's just boring. Good luck on that! I hope some of this stuff works for ya. Don't forget the sleep! :p
 

ehKo

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Listen to magnolia, eat a good breakfast, the last thing you want is to think about your empty stomach.

Also take them seriously, my friend scored a 1400ish on them. And from just that he is merited with scholarships out the ass.
 

swizeguy

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ehh im not doing the psat's tomorrow. I get the day off. :)
 

betrayed

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Yeah thats exactly it though, the pressure of knowing if I don't do well, then I can't have those luxuries..
 

magnolia

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That's why u need to chill and get some sleep. U've been prepared at least a little bit in school and even if u weren't, cramming is such a bad thing. Believe me. Big not to do. But trust me on the soda or candy bar thing too. I thought it was crazy, but it really helps you to wake up a bit and concentrate better. Anyway, good luck again. (PS, I'm a horrible test taker, so anything i can do to better my score I try. I wouldn't pass it along if it was bull shit.)
 

betrayed

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What about Brisk Lemon Iced Tea? .. Yum..
 

betrayed

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Sweeeeet..

I've looked on SAT sites but they only have practice tests and no study material.. I really haven't studied anything yet.. I'm a good student just a bad test taker/preparer..
 

skylinec

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p99 said:
Sweeeeet..

I've looked on SAT sites but they only have practice tests and no study material.. I really haven't studied anything yet.. I'm a good student just a bad test taker/preparer..
just add......brisk lemon ice tea to ace a test...........give me a fucking break
 

magnolia

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Skyline-Cobra said:
just add......brisk lemon ice tea to ace a test...........give me a fucking break
Don't knock it till u try it. It HELPS. It doesn't make u a super genious. Caffine wakes u up and makes u more alert. Being able to be more alert allows you to concentrate on the task at hand and do it better becuase you can spy the little details and not make so many obvious mistakes. There are many "tricks" to help someone do better on a test, this is just one of them. Like i said already, I'm horrible at taking tests so I try anything i can to be more alert so that I can do better. I wouldn't post it if it was bull shit.
 

bigck3000

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trust me son...the hype over those fucking tests is blown WAY out of proportion, its a fucking breeze just take it easy, so many kids walked out of there punching themselves in the head because they stressed over easy questions and lost the tiime to finish. if that isnt enough encouragement, the first SAT i took i got a 1070, a fucking bomb, then the next one was the day after halloween (or at least a halloween party...cant remember) anyways i didnt study a lick for either of them but the night before the second one, i smoked the biggest blunt i had ever seen, with two other kids untill like 2 in the morning, woke up and scored a 1270 enough for a 75% tuition paid scholarship. now if you study and dont smoke weed, theres no way you cant get a better score.
 

betrayed

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You mean you bombed the PSAT's then did good on the actual SAT's?
 

magnolia

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Probobly not. U can re-take any major test. Actually, there are about 4 or 5 testing dates for the ACT alone.
 

magnolia

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It's like the SAT but easier. :p My school counselor said fuck the SAT and take the ACT. Many colleges will take either score. The ACT is based on a grading scale of 36. All I really know about it is that I got a 22 and I don't have to re-take it if I don't want to. Here's a link that explains it better than me.

http://www.act.org/aap/
 

burn1nh311

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take a few mints with you and eat them while you take the test. I've heard that it helps stimulate your mind in some way. It works for me when I take exams at school. :p