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BS Class of 2020 Thread

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Replies to: BS Class of 2020 Thread

  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 992 Member
    @AppleNotFar, I think that the "cold" approach is very informative provided parents (and some kids though not mine...sigh) can reign in their Type A personality. DD's SAT in 7th grade, her first SSAT, and now the PSAT were taken rolling-out-of-bed cold. It really helps see strengths and weaknesses.

    As for the PSAT, there was a 40-point gap between reading/writing and math, but that's not surprising considering she didn't even finish the math section (didn't bring a calculator, asked to use someone else's, fidgeted with it, couldn't get it to work, realized she didn't really need it, oh well...). So the reading/writing score ended up being higher than the math score, which is not how she normally scores. I was surprised by the high reading/writing score though. Maybe there is some utility to BS education after all, contrary to smack talk?
  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    edited December 2017
    I think that the "cold" approach is very informative provided parents ... can reign in their Type A personality.

    @GoatMama *IF* I manage to control myself, think that could count as one of AppleKid's Christmas gifts??? :-?
  • GoatMamaGoatMama Registered User Posts: 992 Member
    All credit for breaking my Type A personality goes to GoatKid, who has fought me so hard on it I've thrown in the towel. Wanna do kid-swap for the holidays?? :D
  • RuralAmericaRuralAmerica Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    My DD improved quite a bit from last year to this year, so hopefully there is another jump next year as a Junior. She had a significant gap between sections as well, but that wasn’t surprising since she excels in Math. She’ll definitely be studying to improve the Reading!
  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 539 Member
    I will have to wait until I talk to DS tonight. He is not sharing his password. lol
  • itcannotbetrueitcannotbetrue Registered User Posts: 497 Member
    Late to the standardized testing party as I've been in my own (final exams) testing vortex!

    DD told me the 13th. Due to aforementioned
  • itcannotbetrueitcannotbetrue Registered User Posts: 497 Member
    yikes, strange, I really did have more to say. . . I will pick-up here. . .

    Due to aforementioned &$#!* week, I'm relying on DD to forward her scores to me. LOL! School says they will be available on the 13th.

    *Looked for a praying emoji but couldn't find one.
  • itcannotbetrueitcannotbetrue Registered User Posts: 497 Member
    BTW, Sculptor Day, I think you need to change your CC handle to something techie-oriented. Wow! Who knew?
  • itcannotbetrueitcannotbetrue Registered User Posts: 497 Member
    *Dad

    Clearly time for me to go back to grading.
  • SculptorDadSculptorDad Registered User Posts: 2,314 Senior Member
    edited December 2017
    Nah. I am getting outdated in the techie game.
  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 539 Member
    edited December 2017
    Spoke to DS...50 pt gap here!
    I think we will continue with our plan of a few tutoring sessions just for the reading and writing sections.
  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 3,000 Senior Member
    edited December 2017
    I have bought all those books above over the years, maybe twice, but they are nowhere to be found. :-/ I cannot even sell them back to Amazon unlike other AP prep books I sold.

    DS2's scores decreased by 20 pts. It can be erratic for high scorers. NMS is overrated anyway. :)

    My college freshman DS1 had a 100 pt gap between EBRW and Math.
    DS2 has a 20 pt gap but the other way around.
    I am attributing DS2's high EBRW scores to "Maybe there is some utility to BS education after all."
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