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Old 10-28-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
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I took my ACT today
UGH, I finally took the ACT test today (a standardized examination for college admitions... test... thingy)
I have been dreading it for weeks. I had to wake up at 5:00 this morning so that my friend and I could go to Orem, Utah (a city that is just over an hour drive away from where I live) to take the test at 8:00 A.M. I was glad to see 5 of my other class mates though. (I go to a TINY high school, there are only 116 students in grades 7th through 12th, there are 21 in my class)
I feel bad for my friend who I went with though. she was dismissed from the test because her cell phone went off about a half-hour in (it was apparently turned off, but some phones STILL ring when they're off "or so I have heard") They made her leave AND they didnt score her test!!!
I don't have a cell phone, my town doesnt get service from any businesses because of the mountains that surround us. If you want to make a call, you have to drive just outside of the city limits and you MIGHT get service. And since I hardly leave my home (i am too busy knitting) I don't see a big need to have a cell phone.
oh well, she is in the grade below me, so she has a lot more time to re-take the test.
I have spent the last week after school studying with the math teacher for the math portion of the test (which I think I did pretty well on ) but i never even realized how difficult the science part would be. Usually science is REALLY easy for me, but there were things on there that I have never even heard of (and I got a A- average last year in Chemistry)I started to read the questions and was like
Yeah, I am only sure that I got 2 questions right on that section (give or take)

But Anyway

I'm just soooo glad it's OVER
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:33 AM   #2
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wow... i remember taking mine too, about 500 years ago. The session I was in, was almost entirely made up of my classmates which the proctor clearly didn't enjoy because he was patrolling the room like we were all cheating...lol. I have never been a math student of any sort and that was my weakest section of the test. I actually remember my ACT score too... I did aiight.
I am sure you did great! I think waiting for the score was harder than the test itself!
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:09 PM   #3
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wonderful relief! you can breathe now.
i remember taking that thing. a lot of the questions were things i had never heard of, too. i think i pretty much had the same reaction you did. my take was, if it hadn't been taught to me in school, it must not be that important and it DEFINITELY wasn't my fault that i didn't know it.
i went to a small school, too, although it wasn't as small as yours. there were 44 in my graduating class, and just under 200 in my high scool. i had to take the ACT quite a ways from where i live. it was literally out in the middle of nowhere. crazy.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:47 PM   #4
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Oh I remember that too...

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:32 PM   #5
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yayyy, its overrrr!!
my DBF took the ACT yesterday.
thank god it's over, was his reaction lol. and i have to take mine next year...
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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i just took mine today too! it was just like an ITBS test we used to take in elementary school, except this time the scores matter so it was fustrating. i ran out of time on the math and reading tests ~sigh~ at least i filled in my Letter of the Day so i should get some of the problems right. my parents are counting on a scholarship, so hopefully my score reflects that. if not i can always take it again in the spring!
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:52 PM   #7
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My daughters only took the SAT. What is the ACT for?
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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I took the ACT as well, and from what I remember, it was for the Liberal Arts colleges (which I attended), where as the SAT is more for the Science Colleges...(BA vs. BS degrees), am I right?
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:58 PM   #9
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My daughters went to University of California San Diego (UCSD) and California State University Fullerton (CSUF). They offer both degrees so I don't know.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:07 PM   #10
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I think it has more to do with location. Where I went to school nobody took SATs... they weren't even offered.
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