Anyone Taking it for the First Time Next Saturday?

<p>haha im a senior and this will be my first time taking the test too :/</p>

<p>oh and i kind of had a similar question as collegeact, but more around the lines of would the dec act test scores be out in time to send it to colleges?</p>

<p>oh and cricket123: cool! haha im indian too :slight_smile: where are you from and where are you planningto apply?</p>

<p>I’m pretty positive that math and science going to destroy me. Well, math will trip me up more than science. Thankfully I’m not looking into going to an expensive Ivy/private university for undergrad, but I’m still gonna be super disappointed if I don’t at least get a composite of 30. I dropped out of school after the 8th grade, so this shall truly be a test of what I’ve taught myself more than anything.</p>

<p>What makes science so hard? It seems like just reading graphs… I haven’t scored below a 35 science on the practice tests yet o_o</p>

<p>gamer addict: . Its just that I keep making silly mistakes. very very silly mistakes</p>

<p>@harrypotter<3,
Oh I’m not indian… :stuck_out_tongue: I’m from the US but originallly from Russia! MY top choices are NYU, GWU, and Brandeis. You?</p>

<p>@GamerAddict, stupid mistakes and most of the passages are very boring for me to read.</p>

<p>Does anyone else feel that timing is going to be a major issue? I’m worried about my time managemtent for science and reading.</p>

<p>@Gamer: Treading through boring graphs and (usually) useless passages makes me screw up. I had that problem with reading tests for longest time - all of the crap you have to read is just yawn-worthy, and when I’m not engaged, I don’t do as well as I could.</p>

<p>I’m mostly worried about the time. When I do practice tests, I’m always so scared that I’ll run out of time that I end up skimming stuff while I should probably pay attention to details. Oh, and if a question stumps me, I get angry and just guess rather than move on and try to figure it out later. I’m definitely gonna change my strategy when I take the test tomorrow.</p>

<p>Yeah, I’m worried about time too, especially on the math and science section. I usually have time to go back and check on the reading sections, but I seem to run out time on the math sections sometimes. For science, I just really have to plow through it and not get distracted or I won’t finish.</p>

<p>Yeah thats definitely true… I love science so thats probably why… but my Reading score is like 9 points lower because I can’t focus on that boring nonsense! Grr :(</p>

<p>That and theres so little time :(</p>

<p>If given more time, I feel like I would perform really well on each section! :(</p>

<p>Has anyone been preparing for the writing/essay? I haven’t… :stuck_out_tongue: Is it the same format as the SAT just more time is given?</p>

<p>I can’t answer that question, but I must build off of it: since this is the first time taking the test, I decided not to opt for the writing portion (well, and the school I want to go to doesn’t require it and it’s not too hard to get into), but should I have tried it anyway? I am a slow writer, and I tend to have a hard time writing something out as long as an essay without having to alter it at least 10 times. It’s not that I make mistakes, but when it’s something as important as that, I’m legitimately a perfectionist. If I screw up badly this time, should I take the writing test too next time?</p>

<p>If the school you are applying to doesn’t require it then I wouldn’t.</p>

<p>Some of the schools I’m applying to require it so I’m taking it… Have you taken the SAT?</p>

<p>Hey how was it?
mine went okayish
math and english were good
science and reading sucked</p>

<p>someone should start a discussion thread…</p>

<p>Nose goes! <em>touches nose</em></p>

<p>:)</p>

<p>Haha</p>

<p>English seemed very easy, I feel good about that.</p>

<p>Got tripped up on math and spent too much time on a stupid question and ended up guessing on 3 or 4.</p>

<p>science was okay (seemed easier than practice tests but some parts and questions were confusing) and reading was okay-ish. </p>

<p>how did you feel about the essay? the few minutes more than the SAT seemed to really help :)</p>

<p>EDIT: @nina1228, make a post with the thread link if you make one please…</p>

<p>hi cricket:
I guess our papers were different
arent they different for INT and US ?</p>

<p>I’m sure they are.</p>