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780 on chemistry...?

ermina62ermina62 Posts: 27Registered User New Member
I took May SAT and got 780 on chemistry.
I'm pretty confident about the result, but I really wanted to get 800 on chemistry (I'm not gonna major in science (actually I haven't decided what to major in college yet).. I wanted 800 just because it seems and sounds neat.. o.0)
I feel like having another shot in September, but at the same time I don't want to look obsessed with scores...
Should I retake chemistry this fall? If I should, how should I study for it this time?
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Replies to: 780 on chemistry...?

  • bunnyhop824bunnyhop824 Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
    no, i really don't think the difference btw 780 and an 800 is too significant.
    especially when you can spend that extra time working on your essays--or taking another subject test.
  • unluckyone1unluckyone1 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
    780 to 800 is big difference. Thats like 7 questions. Retake it.
  • z09z09 Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    are you serious...
    there is NO difference between 780 and 800.
    7 questions? thats a little bit exaggerated.
    and you are right, ermina62, taking it over because you got a 780 will DEFINITELY make u seem score obsessed. 20 points could've seriously been the difference of one raw point.
  • qhausqkqhqhausqkqh Posts: 245Registered User Junior Member
    It is actually around 7 raw marks difference, if you're talking about the highest 800.
    Compared to the lowest possible 800, it'll be nearer to 3 raw marks difference.
  • atrophicwhisperatrophicwhisper Posts: 1,744Registered User Senior Member
    ^ Yeah, it's not 7 questions. It's more like 2-3 questions.
  • stephennnstephennn Posts: 2,103Registered User Senior Member
    dont retake it.

    thats stupid. i got a 790 and thought about retaking it for like a second but decided it would be stupid.

    its not really worth it. i think if i was an adcom id like seeing 750's more than all 800s just because you wont seem like a robot.
  • sherpasherpa Posts: 2,846Registered User Senior Member
    Don't retake for all the reasons stated , and here's one more: suppose your score goes down; the adcoms are going to see the 780 and the subsequent lower score...and start rolling on the floor.
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