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Fri May 22, 2020, 07:33 PM

33. Hmmm....

When I took the SAT....ages ago, I needed a specific score to "qualify" for consideration. Suspected I might have to try a few times....hit it on my first try. And got into a good school.

The score if I recollect was based on the classes you took, grades you got, etc. So that can be subjective.

One algebra teacher had the reputation of giving out the most homework every year and she stated in class "I'm going to keep that reputation". Long story short, I couldn't keep up, particularly with parents who had absolutely no knowledge of algebra. And my brother contracting a debilitating disease that put him in a a long term hospital for six months didn't help either.

Long story short, scraped by with a D and the next year took "Consumer Math"....and promptly aced it. My Junior year I went back to Algebra, with a different instructor and got a B+. Think that says something.

But the ultimate irony in this, after I got accepted and chose the school....I had to take tests again at the University for placement. English/Vocabulary....went straight to the college level.

Math...because I couldn't take all the classes back in high school due to a certain math teacher and her pride...well, I didn't go straight into college level math. But none the less, I did well. I even went into Econ Statistics/Econometrics before I even finished my Gen Ed for Statistics. I aced that class as well and since it included a lab, was frequently tapped to tutor everyone else who was having trouble.

So in retrospect, it the University has their own tests....why not use theirs?

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