Yesterday I started to clean out my closet and go through clothes for school. For school...agh! I can't believe there are only two weeks of summer left. Well, at least that means it'll be autumn soon. I hope.

In my last few weeks I'm going to write. I'm also going to look into all those junior-year things I need to prep for...namely, the SAT. I'm not looking forward to that. I'm so unclear on my feelings about standardized tests. What do they really test? Is it worth it to know what you're taking the test on, or just how to strategically fill in bubbles? (I have the same questions about PSSAs, only I care less about those.)

I guess I'll find out. I'll also find out how much I like physics, AP English, psych, and calculus. (Does anyone know what calculus even is? I spent a year in precalc and I still have no idea.)

I hope everyone's summer is going well![image error]
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message 1: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon You probably don't care about this, but if you don't know what answer, use C because 75% of the time, C is the correct answer. And there are prep books for the SAT. *urgh*


message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Standardized tests aren't too bad. They're long and exhausting sometimes, but they aren't that bad overall. Are you going to take the ACT?


message 3: by Kieryn (new)

Kieryn Nicolas Thanks Rhiannon, I'll keep that in mind. :)
Michelle, I don't think so...my school does the SAT. Which means I'll end up taking a few subject tests as well...


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle The prep books can help. I took the ACT, and I know it's not the same as the SAT, but the main thing I remember that really helped was that it's best to skim over the sections in the reading so you have a general idea of what the passage is about without spending time picking it apart. That way you can find the answers you need more easily when you see the questions. Maybe it works just because I first took the ACT in 7th grade (through a program talent search thingy) and maybe the SAT is way more different than the ACT than I think, but it's a bit of advice. I don't know if it was because I put more effort into the reading section in 8th grade or if it was just because I knew more about algebra, but my score was higher in 8th grade than in 7th grade.


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