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Old 09-15-2008, 09:48 AM   #21
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what's the strategy? I mean, I took the ACT not the SAT, and I made the ACT my bitch, in that I far exceeded what I expected I would do.

But anyway I know that ACT vs SAT, there was one the strategy was if you don't know leave it blank cos you got penalized for wrong answers but not blank ones, whereas the other you were supposed always guess because only correct answers were counted... I forget which is which but yeah. Just wondering.

I am fully prepared to study my ass off and am taking fuller course loads this quarter so I can study winter quarter and take it.

I suck at life at math so my scores are going to be assed up. Like on the ACT, my math section was a 15 but my verbal was a 34.... who does that?!
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I suck at life at math so my scores are going to be assed up. Like on the ACT, my math section was a 15 but my verbal was a 34.... who does that?!
I suck at math too! On the SATs I was in the 56 percentile in math or something and in the 90s for the reading/verbal part. ha
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There are a bunch of things, mostly process of elimination techniques specific to the types of questions they ask for narrowing down choices.
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I can't remember, but when I took the GRE in December, I'm pretty sure you couldn't skip questions (edit: on computer based testing at least). The way the computer based testing works is this:

They start you out with medium questions (as if you got a 400 already) and if you get that right, they ask you progressively harder questions. If you start seeing easy questions, then it means that you're probably going to get a lower score. It's kind of weird, but I know someone that missed a question at the end and still got an 800 on the math.

There are 5 sections. 2 essay questions, and 3 multiple choice sections. Study up on how to answer the essay questions because it really focuses on answering the questions in the correct manner. A guidebook like Kaplan will help out tremendously with this. The 3 multiple choice secitions include 1 math, 1 verbal, and another math/verbal section. The extra section is not scored and it is used for research purposes. Unfortunately they don't tell you which is which, so you have to approach each one as if it's being scored.

I was applying to engineering school, so I wasn't hurt by a 560 verbal, but I definitely needed a high math score. If you're applying for anthro, I'm assuming they will want a higher verbal and essay score.
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