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Rtael
Feb 4th, 2005, 02:49 AM
What are your ACT/SAT/PSAT/SATII scores?


I'll start it off...

ACT - 34
PSAT - 233
SAT - I'll find out tomorrow morning!
SAT II - Haven't taken any yet, not sure if I will....maybe Chemistry.

martirogi
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:15 AM
lets rename this the brag about ourselves thread

Rtael
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:18 AM
Yes. I like to brag about myself. Excuse me for being human, I realize that you are not. But I am also interested in hearing how others have done.

martirogi
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:23 AM
bragging is stupid and a waste of time. :o

GBFH
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:43 AM
maybe it's changed since since my day, but didn't you receive a scoresheet that ranked your results compared to national averages? z-scores...percentiles...stuff like that?

Rtael
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:46 AM
bragging is stupid and a waste of time. :o
If you are of that opinion, chances are that you have little to brag about.

Rtael
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:47 AM
maybe it's changed since since my day, but didn't you receive a scoresheet that ranked your results compared to national averages? z-scores...percentiles...stuff like that?

Yeah, they have percentiles and stuff, I was just wondering how other people on this board did. ;)

GBFH
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:50 AM
oh. okay.

only took the SAT. got an 1160 or 1150...can't remember which. i was pretty impressed, though, considering i spent a grand total of one hour studying.

MisterQ
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:51 AM
ACT -- 37
SAT -- 1650

:dance:

;)

GBFH
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:53 AM
1650?

thought the max on SAT was 1600?

martirogi
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:56 AM
If you are of that opinion, chances are that you have little to brag about.

chances are you're wrong and im satisfied enough with the scores that i dont need other people saying how good they are

MisterQ
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:56 AM
1650?

thought the max on SAT was 1600?

they made an exception for me. :angel: :lol: ;)

GBFH
Feb 4th, 2005, 03:58 AM
they made an exception for me. :angel: :lol: ;)
no fair :o

:lol:

bw2082
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:00 AM
1470 sat in 1995 and 33 act

Cam'ron Giles
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Did not need to take the ACT...:o
SAT first try 1050 or something...then my mother forced me to take Kaplan and then I got 1120 or 1150 something like that...:o

the jamierbelyea
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:10 AM
I'm very torn on the topic of whether this gloating or inquring, because I don't know I felt like I shouldn't ask people what they got since I actually did quite well on the SAT IIs , and I didn't want to be that guy who was gloating.

It calmed down once I left high school though.

(SAT I: 1450, SAT II English Writing: 800 , me and my best friend both got this ! too bad I sucked it up in my Chems, Calcs, and Bio SAT IIs / and APs... I'd take some 100s off of that score to do better in everything else haha)

cellophane
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:13 AM
Thank god I didn't have to do that SAT crap.

MisterQ
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:17 AM
SAT II English Writing: 800 , me and my best friend both got this !

:haha:

sorry, but that is amusing, no offense intended ;)

the jamierbelyea
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:36 AM
:haha:

sorry, but that is amusing, no offense intended ;)
My best friend and I both got this score.

(I was hoping someone would find the humor in that little grammaticaly incorrect sentence! :))

cellophane
Feb 4th, 2005, 04:46 AM
(I was hoping someone would find the humor in that little grammaticaly incorrect sentence! :)) What's grammatically incorrrect about this sentence? :scratch: "Me and my friend"? :shrug:

Princess Sarah.
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:05 AM
man the american system is way too confusing
i got into uni i'm just happy about that

martirogi
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:09 AM
800 is perfect for sat 2, i think the person was confused with 1600

Bacardi
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:12 AM
Um back in 12/1997 when I took my ACT, never took the SAT I got the following, just found the paper:

ACT: 34

Oddly enough upon lookin for this, I found out I had been in 'Who's Who Among American High School Students" for 2 years in a row. :eek:

selking
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:16 AM
ill be taking the act in april and i hope I can do as good as you and bacardi.

the jamierbelyea
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:47 AM
What's grammatically incorrrect about this sentence? :scratch: "Me and my friend"? :shrug:
You would say I got this, and not Me got this... so I should have used I, so it should have been My friend and I both got the same score.

Yeah, I thought the other poster was laughing at my poor grammar, but did they think that 800 was bad? haha Well as long as I don't have to gloat.

MisterQ
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:50 AM
You would say I got this, and not Me got this... so I should have used I, so it should have been My friend and I both got the same score.

Yeah, I thought the other poster was laughing at my poor grammar, but did they think that 800 was bad? haha Well as long as I don't have to gloat.

no it was the grammar... ;)

Jericho
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:55 AM
thank god i am in the last year to take the 1600 format one :tape:

switz
Feb 4th, 2005, 05:57 AM
haha the american system is stupid.

the jamierbelyea
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:26 AM
no it was the grammar... ;)
thank goodness! :p

cellophane
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:35 AM
You would say I got this, and not Me got this... so I should have used I, so it should have been My friend and I both got the same score.
No, you don't say that, but it doesn't mean you wouldn't say "me and my friend". I thought that's what it was, but I don't agree with it being grammatically incorrect. It may be originally incorrect, but it is not something that is really considered incorrect in everyday speech (except by SATs :rolleyes: ) . It is fairly informal, but that doesn't make it incorrect. I don't answer "I am here" when asked "Who is here?", but "Me". Language changes over time, and some things that were not considered acceptable before are acceptable now. Blah, don't know what brought this upon, SAT rant over.

the jamierbelyea
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:51 AM
No, you don't say that, but it doesn't mean you wouldn't say "me and my friend". I thought that's what it was, but I don't agree with it being grammatically incorrect. It may be originally incorrect, but it is not something that is really considered incorrect in everyday speech (except by SATs :rolleyes: ) . It is fairly informal, but that doesn't make it incorrect. I don't answer "I am here" when asked "Who is here?", but "Me". Language changes over time, and some things that were not considered acceptable before are acceptable now. Blah, don't know what brought this upon, SAT rant over.
Grammar in speech and writing have distinct differences and rules I agree, and it's something a lot of grammar fools forget when they correct people's grammar while they talk (#1 faux pas in my opinion). Yet, in this case even though the words that are posted are sort of conceived as us speaking to eachother, it's still writing. So, using the silly grammar rules in writing still apply.

Although when I type, I put in commas in places that I shouldn't, haha. I type how I talk, so if while I'm speaking I would normally have a pause, there I will put a comma.

Much different than the SAT days.

I was just trying to make a mockery on the score I got because, I am far from perfect, and I don't try to be, I just happened to do well (although I do feel that I earned it).

cellophane
Feb 4th, 2005, 07:03 AM
But even if it is incorrect in principle, stupid SAT's and some anal retentive grammar conventions drive me insane. :fiery: My point isn't that everything that is used in informal speech should be acceptable (well, to me at least) in formal writing. Buit things like that really drive me up the wall. Ugh, sorry, I'm just dreading next year of my law program, and I need therapy. :bolt: ;) :lol:


There, this is even better. Can't believe I actually looked for this :o , and I didn't think of it that way.


"While "Me and John went down to the store" makes sense to our ears, if you remove the subject "John," your sentence becomes "Me went down to the store," which sounds ignorant."

Yes, it makes sense to our ears because 'Me and John' is a plural 'cluster', for lack of a better term. You're not supposed to remove the subject 'John', you're supposed to replace the subject "Me and John" with the singular "I".

The verb 'to go' is a bad example in this case. Let's try this:

"I and John were at the store"

Remove the subject 'John', and you get "I were at the store"

It isn't simply a matter of removing a subject, as it would be in the case of a sentence like:

"John, Jake, Mary, Bill, Andy, and Jack were at the store". Here you could take any one name out without any further alterations.

But when you're down to two, and remove the last one, you're forced to conjugate the verb.

Doesn't it seem logical to treat a plural subject as a 'cluster', since it is not interchangeable with a singular subject?

You hardly hear anyone complaining when someone says 'It was me', in fact, most people would find 'It was I' a bit snobby. Yet, 'Me and John were at the store' gets eyes rolling.

Of course, I realize that this is my own made-up English, but I do think it's quite logical.

MisterQ
Feb 4th, 2005, 07:50 AM
But even if it is incorrect in principle, stupid SAT's and some anal retentive grammar conventions drive me insane. :fiery: My point isn't that everything that is used in informal speech should be acceptable (well, to me at least) in formal writing. Buit things like that really drive me up the wall. Ugh, sorry, I'm just dreading next year of my law program, and I need therapy. :bolt: ;) :lol:


There, this is even better. Can't believe I actually looked for this :o , and I didn't think of it that way.


"While "Me and John went down to the store" makes sense to our ears, if you remove the subject "John," your sentence becomes "Me went down to the store," which sounds ignorant."

Yes, it makes sense to our ears because 'Me and John' is a plural 'cluster', for lack of a better term. You're not supposed to remove the subject 'John', you're supposed to replace the subject "Me and John" with the singular "I".

The verb 'to go' is a bad example in this case. Let's try this:

"I and John were at the store"

Remove the subject 'John', and you get "I were at the store"

It isn't simply a matter of removing a subject, as it would be in the case of a sentence like:

"John, Jake, Mary, Bill, Andy, and Jack were at the store". Here you could take any one name out without any further alterations.

But when you're down to two, and remove the last one, you're forced to conjugate the verb.

Doesn't it seem logical to treat a plural subject as a 'cluster', since it is not interchangeable with a singular subject?

You hardly hear anyone complaining when someone says 'It was me', in fact, most people would find 'It was I' a bit snobby. Yet, 'Me and John were at the store' gets eyes rolling.

Of course, I realize that this is my own made-up English, but I do think it's quite logical.

I think the rule you are questioning assumes that you will naturally change the conjugation of the verb when going from plural to singular. Obviously "John and I were..." would change to "I was." Their point is that you wouldn't say "Me was." In many verbs the singular and the plural first person forms are the same, however ("went," for example), so they oversimplified things a bit. ;)

Now when it comes to your other example, "It was I" vs. "It was me:" that IS a case where everyday use has driven out the proper usage. It probably has something to do with the fact that the second pronoun sounds sort of like an object in this construction. I think the authorities (whoever they may be) would grudgingly admit that "It was me" is pretty standard now. Same thing with answering "Me." when you actually mean "I." :)

Tennisace
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:33 AM
I didn't do that well...1420 on SAT back in 2000 or was in 1999, sheesh I'm old.

SAT II Chemistry 710
SAT II Math I 740
SAT II Writing 640 :o

cellophane
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:36 AM
I think the rule you are questioning assumes that you will naturally change the conjugation of the verb when going from plural to singular. Obviously "John and I were..." would change to "I was." Their point is that you wouldn't say "Me was." In many verbs the singular and the plural first person forms are the same, however ("went," for example), so they oversimplified things a bit. ;)
I agree, this makes sense! :) :D It's just that, like I said, language does change over time. ;)

Stamp Paid
Feb 6th, 2005, 12:02 AM
1240

660 - Verbal
580 - Math

I made a 740 on the SAT II Writing though.

Sam L
Feb 6th, 2005, 12:48 AM
I'm an Australian and I've studied in Australian high schools and universities.

If I come over to the States one day, can I sit these tests just to see how I go?

Also, I'm interested in studying Masters at a specific university in the States, I wouldn't need these scores right? What will they look at? My Australian studies?

*Karen*
Feb 6th, 2005, 12:59 AM
we don't do it like that here.

In 4th year we get standard grades graded 1-7 1 being highest 7 lowest I got
Admin, Chem and History -1
Bio, German and Music - 2
Maths and English - 3

In 5th and 6th year we're graded A,B,C,D,FAIL. In my highers I got.
English B
Biology B
Music B
History C
Admin C
Maths D
Chemistry fail

My grades were average but I still got into uni.

thelittlestelf
Feb 6th, 2005, 02:17 AM
LOL! Wow you're all geniuses.

Um, I got a 25 on the pre-ACTs

PaulieM
Feb 9th, 2005, 01:39 AM
SAT: 790-verbal, 720-math, SATII: 760-french

Julian
Feb 9th, 2005, 02:09 AM
sighh..i guess im the dumbest one here lol

less then 1000 total on SAT I..and i took it twice!

ive never been a good test taker but i think the SAT's was a pure crap test ;)

Rtael
Feb 9th, 2005, 03:19 AM
Well, I got my SAT scores.....1500.....800 Verbal, 700 Math....I'm a little disappointed, even though I know it's a good score. :p

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 9th, 2005, 04:55 AM
In the long run, SAT's don't mean that much. One of my college counselors summed it up best: If you mention your SAT scores in conversation 1-5 years after the fact, it's pretty sad. If you mention your SAT scores at any point after graduating from college or grad school, you really need to consider a life makeover.

That being said

SAT-1200 (610 verbal, 590 math)
SAT II-writing-710

shap_half
Feb 9th, 2005, 05:42 AM
I took this test about 2 years ago.
1380 combined 710 on Verbal; 670 on Math
SATII 800 in Writing