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i'm bored so....i'm gonna talk about college/ACT scores!

I GOT A 25! YAYYYYYYY (note that i'm really late in telling you guys this - i took the ACT back in april/may).
the highest possible score is a 36, so obviously, i didn't do an amazing job, but i didn't do terribly either. i guess i'm in the above average range, since the national average is a 19 (eek!). i took the ACT my sophomore year, and i got a 23, and my goal was to get a 26 the second time, so i believe i did pretty good. i took the ACT a 3rd time in june to see if i could get a higher score, and i got a 23. :[ oh well.

specific scores:
composite score: 25 - 82% (rank)
english: 28 (YAY! this means i can skip to english 102 at UIC if i get in) - 90% (rank)
usage/mechanics: 15 (out of possible 18)
rhetorical skills: 14 (out of possible 14)
mathematics: 23 (ehhh. i guess this is decent. better than the first time where i got a 19.) - 69% (rank) :[[[[
pre-algebra: 12 (don't know total possible points)
algebra/coordinate geometry: 10
plane geometry/trigonometry: 13 (obviously, trig is my strong point!)
reading: 28 (yay again!) - 87% (rank)
social studies/sciences: 15
arts/literature: 14
science: 21 (EVIL. EEEEEVIL. the graphs were freakin' confusing! i think i even dozed off in the middle of this section. i am jealous of those who got a 27 [aka my best friend]) - 58% (rank) :[[[[[

combined english/writing: 26 - 81% (rank)
writing: 8 (out of 12 points)

I'M SO MAD ABOUT THE WRITING PART. gahhhh. on my 3rd ACT where i got a lower composite score, i got a 12 out of 12 and a 99% rank in writing! WHY OH WHY DIDN'T THAT HAPPEN ON MY BETTER TEST?! :[

yeah so...my heart is set on university of illinois at chicago (UIC). the tuition is SUPER good ($3,330 a year [excluding books and board - i'll be living at home] is EXCELLENT.), and i've heard good things from past students, so i'm excited to go on a tour there. i wish they had early action though.

so since i got a 28 in english, i'll be exempt from the english placement test at UIC, and i'll be put in a 102 english class. if i get a 4 or 5 on my ap english composition exam, then i'll be done with all my english classes!

also, i'm planning to take the ap psychology exam (although my school doesn't offer the class), so if i get a 4 or 5 on that exam as well, that will fill 1 of the 2 social science classes for the college of art and architecture at UIC.

PLUS, i have the college credit from the photo I class at columbia, so that'll cover one of the required photo classes or an an elective.

so towards the end of the school year, i was accepted into link crew - a program where juniors and seniors with good grades and a decent track record (as far as detentions/write ups) get to mentor the incoming freshman. so i have to go to school (NOOOO) on wednesday and thursday for training for the freshies' orientation. it'll be WAY too freakin' long - from 8 am to 2pm?! *faints* but i have to go or i'll be kicked out of the crew. :[

senior orientation is next week, where we are supposedly going to receive our schedules (only if we pay our school fee). i hope they're telling the truth, because they said this every year, and then they were like, "oh. we're sorry! the computer/internet/printers are down/acting funny/being repaired, so we can't pass out the schedules today!" and everyone is majorly disappointed, because that's the only reason to go to orientation.

so hopefully i'll have these classes:

advanced band
pop cultures
college algebra
behavioral science (aka psychology)
ap english language and composition
computer science I: visual basic (if i get this class, i'll be the oldest! it's a sophomore class, but the teacher is gonna try to get me in)

okay okay. i'm gonna stop talking now. i bet you guys are like, "we really don't care about your stupid act scores and your classes" :P

now that i'm done talking about myself, how are you guys? ^_^

Date: 2007-08-21 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amazinglife.livejournal.com
OMG congratulations!!!! i'm so impressed and happy for you! i tried taking the act's in high school but got so completely lost that i just stated making designs with the bubbles instead of actually trying to answer the questions, lol.

Date: 2007-08-21 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xradiostatic.livejournal.com
LOL. oh my goodness - that's what i felt like doing when i took the PSATs. i was so lost, that i wanted to just forget it and draw instead. :P

Date: 2007-08-21 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amazinglife.livejournal.com
oooo - are you aestheticheart on last.fm?

Date: 2007-08-21 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amazinglife.livejournal.com
oooh--i went to your website and your photography is AWESOME. you're SO talented!! i was really impressed. :P

Date: 2007-08-21 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xradiostatic.livejournal.com
thanks so much shana! ^_^

Date: 2007-08-21 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chefgirlardee.livejournal.com
Congrats on those great scores! I hope you get inot UIC! That freshman mentoring program sounds neat and congrats on that too. Well, I hope you get the classes you want.

Date: 2007-08-21 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xradiostatic.livejournal.com
thanks kim. :]

Date: 2007-08-21 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maliciousmotive.livejournal.com
Wow, congrats! :)

I keep seeing really conflicting numbers about UIC...$3300 from you, $9000 from a website I was on, $9000 from when I went to orientation, and $14,000 from my cousin (who is also living at home). I am pretty confuseddd =(

I definitely would not feel bad about your writing score. A friend of mine is our class' valedectorian and in like, all AP classes and was going to go into journalism until a little while ago and her best score is a 7. And I'm a much worse writer than she is [and I'm not in AP English] and I got a 12 =/ So I don't even know how they grade it.

Date: 2007-08-21 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xradiostatic.livejournal.com
i made a mistake! it's $3300 per semester, i think. i got all excited and didn't comprehend what they were talking about. :P hmmm $14,000? that sounds like the amount for someone who lives in another state...

i don't feel too bad about my writing score, but i just wish i could take the 12 from my other test and replace the 8. :D i don't know how they score it either. i guess it depends on who is reading it. :/

Date: 2007-08-22 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maliciousmotive.livejournal.com
Oh I see...so it's $3300 per semester plus like 2000 for books? Woww.

Hehe yeahh I know. I so wish you could take different scores from different tests and mash them togetherrr ! I could totally raise my score. Stupid ACT :x

Date: 2007-08-24 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ranay.livejournal.com
Good job on the test scores! Are you going to work for a higher score or stop at 25? Straight out of highschool I got a 20. I took it twice, and I was like well I can get into the school I want with this score and I could get scholarships, so I gave it a rest. I have never liked taking standardized test.

Date: 2007-08-24 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xradiostatic.livejournal.com
i'm stopping at 25. after taking the ACT three times, i'm tired! a 25 is good enough to get into the schools i'm looking at. :] i'm not a fan of standardized test, either. :/


Date: 2007-08-27 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuzor.wordpress.com (from livejournal.com)
It's Ndidi from BHM. I am so happy for you. I wish I was that smart in high school.

Re: Grats!

Date: 2007-08-27 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xradiostatic.livejournal.com
hey! thanks so much! and i'm pretty sure that you did better than i did. :D

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