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I'm leaving in a few minutes to take the PSAT....so I thought I'd post here first. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> I'm curious, how many of you guys have taken the *new* PSAT, and what did you think the hardest part was?
 

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What the heck, oh must be east coast, (3 AM here). Took that thing 3 years ago, don't remember a thing. It wasn't very hard, just seemed like the "time factor" was always pushing me.
 

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Let me know how it is, I am taking it saturday
 

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Well, I just got back from taking it...I only had to skip three questions, all in the first math section ("section 2"). I ran out of time before I could finish those. Other than that, it wasn't very hard...it isn't nearly as hard as everyone makes it sound. The annoying part is, all of the "critical reading" examples are soooo politically correct.
 

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Are you talking about the PSAT OR the SAT?? The PSAT's are a joke. We had them here at my school this morning. It is kinda a waste of $12 because it doesn't even help for the SAT's.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Let me know how it is, I am taking it saturday</div>

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</div>Cool I am too. From the practice test it looks a bit overhyped...
 

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The only reason to take it is if you think you can hit 210+<br>
National Merit Scholarships are huge, but if you aren't going to get one - don't waste the hours it takes
 

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I just took it about 10 hours ago. I omitted a lot of questions in the reading sections. I finished the Math sections and half 10 minutes left so I sneaked and flipped back when the proctor walked away from my seat. lol...<br>
It was free for me haha =) In NYC...or maybe just my school, sophomores and juniors were mandated to take it for free.<br>
Pretty sure I got full score in the math section [I love math, ignore me LOL]. Reading is my worst cause I personally absolutely definitely truly..so on...hate reading. Unless it's within my areas of interest.
 

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New PSAT? I thought the PSATs didn't change. I got 172 last year during my sophomore year, im taking it again this year.. 4 more days.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just took it about 10 hours ago. I omitted a lot of questions in the reading sections. I finished the Math sections and half 10 minutes left so I sneaked and flipped back when the proctor walked away from my seat. lol...<br>
It was free for me haha =) In NYC...or maybe just my school, sophomores and juniors were mandated to take it for free.</div>
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Hahaha, last year my teacher just sat in the front and didn't even look around, I was also sitting in the back so.. I might have had some extra time for a couple sections <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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When do you guys take the actual SATs?<br><br>
I just took mine again last Saturday after getting 1310/1600 the first time around... shootin for 1400 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I scored worse my junior year than sophmore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"><br>
i could have had a shot at a scholarship too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just took mine again last Saturday after getting 1310/1600 the first time around... shootin for 1400 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></div>
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out of 1600? its 2400 now
 

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Took it last year. Got a 197, which was a 95th percentile that year in my state. The PSAT doesn't really matter unless you do well enough to qualify for the national merit thingy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I scored worse my junior year than sophmore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"><br>
i could have had a shot at a scholarship too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br><br><br>
out of 1600? its 2400 now</div>
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I know this, however, 1% of college count the essay portion of the new SAT. And in particular, UMBC (where I intend to go) couldn't care less. So I just go by the 1600 scale. However, if you want the 2400 score, it was 2110/2400. 12/12 on the essay holmes.
 

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I took the PSATs and the SATS, they both suck.. a lot.<br>
I also took the ACTs, I disliked them more than I did the SAT. Good luck dude!
 

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I say,<br><br>
if you want the best score your capable of?<br><br>
Race through all the questions answering the ones that are fresh in your memory or quick to use scratch paper etc... no more than 10-15 seconds?<br><br>
Then go back and answer the others. If you spend more than 30sec and nothing is turning in your brain skip that question and go on. 1487/1600 was my SAT several years ago?<br><br>
A test is a test, taking them can be strategic?<br><br>
Hope you do well, its one of the most important things you will ever do! You knew that though? Good Luck!
 

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Took them today too. I did pretty good on everything except for a few math problems which I had not learned yet. The teachers really over-hiped it too but meh if I got the merit scholarship that would be great.
 

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i'm sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"><br>
cuz - you know - it's not like SAT scores go in multiples of 10 or anything...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i'm sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)"><br>
cuz - you know - it's not like SAT scores go in multiples of 10 or anything...</div>
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HAHAHAHAHAHA <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lachen.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Lachen">
 

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I took one today, in fact. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Definatly brush up on your Algebra 2, some of it's pretty heavy.
 
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