SAT - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

SAT

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby eftda » Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:38 am

Too bad SAT's and ACT's don't mean a thing after college.
;-)
eftda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 9790
Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Pedantic » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:20 am

eftda wrote:Too bad SAT's and ACT's don't mean a thing after college.
;-)


They don't really mean a whole lot in college either. ;-7

I took the old SAT twice. My score improved by 100 points the second time around. I won't post my score because with me you just know it's bad. And enough testosterone has been spilled already. :-D I'm with Coppermine though. I liked the analogies. !+)
Image
Pedantic
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicEagle EyeCafe Musketeer
Posts: 6725
Joined: 5 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Funny movie quote that everyone knows

Postby warrick95 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:42 pm

bceagles04 wrote:we just got the PSAT's back...basically you go in blind (well at least I do, some take PSAT classes :-t ) to see what your strengths are etc.

I got

Math: 720
Reading: 610
Writing: 630

That is 1330 out of 1600 or 1960 out of 2400...

I may take a class in the spring, if not I will do other work to improve my grade. Honestly, I should have gotten every math problem correct. IMO, the math section was a joke. Idealistically, I could get 800 math and at best 720 english 720 writing...but we do not live in an idealistic world so of course that will not happen :-t

I didnt think the PSAT's were very long, tiring or stressful...they were just another test.


Got mine back today...
Critical Reading: 710
Math: 770
Writing Skills: 800 (btw, the "right" answer of the problem I supposedly got wrong is BS becasue you're not supposed to start a sentence with "Because")

Sooooo 1480/1600 or 2280/2400. Second score looks better since I basically blitzed the writing section. I agree the math is easy as hell. I got a problem wrong because I forgot to /2 to get the area of a triangle. Yeah, I do things like that all the time. I guess I'm just going to look over a book really quickly and take the SATs in April. I'm too lazy to take them in January.
warrick95
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5440
Joined: 27 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The empty seat next to the Tampa Bay heckler

Postby HiddenIdentity » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:59 pm

warrick95 wrote:
bceagles04 wrote:we just got the PSAT's back...basically you go in blind (well at least I do, some take PSAT classes :-t ) to see what your strengths are etc.

I got

Math: 720
Reading: 610
Writing: 630

That is 1330 out of 1600 or 1960 out of 2400...

I may take a class in the spring, if not I will do other work to improve my grade. Honestly, I should have gotten every math problem correct. IMO, the math section was a joke. Idealistically, I could get 800 math and at best 720 english 720 writing...but we do not live in an idealistic world so of course that will not happen :-t

I didnt think the PSAT's were very long, tiring or stressful...they were just another test.


Got mine back today...
Critical Reading: 710
Math: 770
Writing Skills: 800 (btw, the "right" answer of the problem I supposedly got wrong is BS becasue you're not supposed to start a sentence with "Because")

Sooooo 1480/1600 or 2280/2400. Second score looks better since I basically blitzed the writing section. I agree the math is easy as hell. I got a problem wrong because I forgot to /2 to get the area of a triangle. Yeah, I do things like that all the time. I guess I'm just going to look over a book really quickly and take the SATs in April. I'm too lazy to take them in January.


Damn. ;-D
HiddenIdentity
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 1417
Joined: 9 Jul 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby bceagles04 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:09 pm

wow...nice job man!!!

I should be around your math and reading scores...but the writing...wow!!! Very nice!
Image
bceagles04
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 3089
Joined: 8 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: at my computer

Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:53 pm

Awesome, congrats! ;-D

By the way, this is a myth:
warrick95 wrote:you're not supposed to start a sentence with "Because"
Arlo
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 8847
Joined: 4 Jan 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Cheap Seats

Postby bleach168 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:02 pm

Nice job!
bleach168
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy Expert
Posts: 5058
(Past Year: 16)
Joined: 22 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Webster11 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:24 pm

warrick95 wrote:
bceagles04 wrote:we just got the PSAT's back...basically you go in blind (well at least I do, some take PSAT classes :-t ) to see what your strengths are etc.

I got

Math: 720
Reading: 610
Writing: 630

That is 1330 out of 1600 or 1960 out of 2400...

I may take a class in the spring, if not I will do other work to improve my grade. Honestly, I should have gotten every math problem correct. IMO, the math section was a joke. Idealistically, I could get 800 math and at best 720 english 720 writing...but we do not live in an idealistic world so of course that will not happen :-t

I didnt think the PSAT's were very long, tiring or stressful...they were just another test.


Got mine back today...
Critical Reading: 710
Math: 770
Writing Skills: 800 (btw, the "right" answer of the problem I supposedly got wrong is BS becasue you're not supposed to start a sentence with "Because")

Sooooo 1480/1600 or 2280/2400. Second score looks better since I basically blitzed the writing section. I agree the math is easy as hell. I got a problem wrong because I forgot to /2 to get the area of a triangle. Yeah, I do things like that all the time. I guess I'm just going to look over a book really quickly and take the SATs in April. I'm too lazy to take them in January.


Ya I dont know if that rule is really followed anymore. All my teachers say its fine to start a sentence with because. I think its just the traditionalists that say you can't do that now.

Good job on the PSATs though You shouldnt really need to review much if anything for the SATs. Just look over what they want to see in the essays. I got an 800 on the writing because I got a 12 on the essay, but a few of my friends who are better writers than I am scored lower on the essay and their final writing score ended up about 100-150 points lower even though they had a similar writing skills subscore. ;-D
Image
Webster11
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1110
Joined: 8 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Arlo » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:55 am

Webster11 wrote:Ya I dont know if that rule is really followed anymore. All my teachers say its fine to start a sentence with because. I think its just the traditionalists that say you can't do that now.

I think it's even simpler than that: this never was a rule in the first place. ;-)
Arlo
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 8847
Joined: 4 Jan 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Cheap Seats

Postby mweir145 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:56 pm

AP wrote:Facing complaints the SAT has grown too long, the College Board will consider allowing students to take the three parts of the newly expanded college entrance exam in separate sittings.

The statement comes as at least 200 high school counselors and a handful of college admissions officers around the country have signed a letter to the College Board, which owns the exam, expressing concerns the test's length of three hours and 45 minutes has become a burden on students.

"I think the SATs have become, for some kids, a real marathon that can be highly stressful," said signatory Bob Sweeney, college counselor at Mamaroneck High School in New York. For students with special needs who are granted extra time, he noted, the exam can stretch five or six hours.

College Board spokeswoman Chiara Coletti said her organization was already aware through survey research that many felt the test was too long, and was examining whether it could be broken up. She said it would also consider other options, such as more breaks.

"Length is something that students and their advocates are feeling keenly," she said. "So we have on our own, before this letter, been looking at ways we might be able to help with that."

Still, she said the College Board would have to examine whether the change would unfairly benefit wealthier students who could afford to take the test more often.

"There are possibilities of an equity issue here," she said.

Possible changes will be discussed by the College Board's SAT committee in May, and would have to go through several steps before final approval.

Last spring, the SAT was redesigned to add a writing section, among other changes, and expanded by 45 minutes of official test-taking time.

The counselors' letter noted that the writing section is similar to the old SAT II writing subject matter test, which students had always taken separately from the regular SAT.

Sweeney said he thinks most students would still take the exam for the first time in one sitting. But those looking to improve their scores on just one section should not be forced to retake the entire exam. He said one of his students received a perfect 800 on the writing section last spring, but was forced to retake it just to have another shot at a higher math score.

"Those of us who are dealing with this every day and dealing with the stress that kids are feeling sometimes I think have a much better perspective than the people at College Board, in terms of how it affects a kid's daily life," he said.

Interesting article, considering I have to sit down and take this test for 3 1/2 hours sometime in the next few months. I doubt they will make any changes for this year's test format, though.
25
mweir145
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 16784
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 3 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Toronto

PreviousNext

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact