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I Feel Dumb

I got my ACT scores back this morning. I didn't do so well. The thought of applying to colleges with that score is making me physically sick. I am so stressed out right now. I've never been good at taking tests but I expected to get a higher score. I was hoping for a 30 at least..I wonder what colleges are going to say when they compare my g.p.a to the piece of crap score I got. My SAT scores will come in shortly, I'll just have to wait and see if I did better on those.

CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 65 Responses May 8, 2010

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colleges look at ur act score, extracurricular activities and gpa, if u have a high gpa, are involved in school activities and scored a 22 on your act, your more likely to get into a college then a person whose gpa isnt so high, not involved and scored a 26, dont worry you will most likely get excepted to the college you want to go to (unless its like harvard or princeton) but you probably wont get any special scholorships good luck!!!! im taking mine in a week!

Sadly, yes. <br />
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But you've got to have hope I think. You never know where the next opportunity for you in life might come from :-)

hahaha but they count :( arghhhhhhhhhh

Tell me about it. I think these exam things are the most contrived, overrated pieces of crap ever devised by humans.

I agree, but there is such pressure to do well, it's so annoying...<br />
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And wow, that's great..<br />
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Thanks for your comment.

Grades are just numbers on a piece of paper at the end of the day. They mean nothing in terms of your intelligence.<br />
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I got a lower mark than I wished for in my final high school exams. And it turned out to be the best thing that happened to me :-) Because of that, I ended up at a university I was very happy with & I met some great people there. There is always hope, for as when one door seems to close, another one opens.


You implied so bahhahahhaahha

I didnt say you was a perv.

@Arorin just wait! Don't test me! muhahah lmao<br />
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@Goliath797 Bhahahaha can't you see mean Arorin is? He's calling me a perv! And thinks I like watching naked people and I DON'T!!!!! So I'm going to tickle him until he falls over and apologizes!

I come back to this story, and it went from discussing the flaws of the grading system of the U.S. and canada, to having a tickle fight.<br />
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I love stuff like this :P

lol sure sure.

You better be!

ooo so scary!

I am going to tickle you!!!

I never said you was a perv. <br />
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and how do you plan to hurt me lol?

You're calling me a perv!! and I swear I'm not so I'm going to hurt you so you will take back what you said (more accurately are suggesting)

Sorry for what? I didnt do nothings!

Arghhhhhhh I am going to hurt you! Are you ticklish? I will tickle you until I make you say sorry!

What way? are you implying you have thought about him in a way?

Bahahhaha lmao no, I don't like him in that way! You are torturing me on purpose and I fall trap to it every single time! :P

I bet you do like him.

The guy who's engaged to Katy Perry and OMG he is a perv! but I still like hm, because he is funny

Who is russell brand? is that the guy you wanted to see naked in it?

Yes you do!<br />
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Oh my gosh watching an R rated movie doesn't mean I like to watch naked people! You should watch that movie, you'd like it! And not for the nakedness but for the story line! Russell Brand is in it!

I have that effect on people! <br />
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You already said you watched that adult R movie or whatever.

LMAO LMAO LMAO You don't understand how hard you make me laugh :D<br />
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I am a prude..I would never watch such things! lol.

It is okay even though I am pure I understand 17 year old girls do...

You're so pure! How could I have doubted you! lol

Lions are noble and prideful creatures. Look at how white and pure I am.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "UNCLEAN HABITS?" No, no! I think you have it in reverse..lions are the pervs bahhaha

I am sorry but us lions are not into such unsightly things. It is okay we can still be friends though, even though you have unclean habits.

You don't believe me? Bahahahha :D<br />
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I bet you're the one who likes watching naked people! lmao

lol okay i "believe" you

No it's not :P well it's rated R but it actually has a story line! And I am not lying!!!! I swear!!!!! I don't like watching naked people!! bahaha

Is that like some kind of adult movie or something? never heard of it, and sure sure.

Bahahhaha are you suggesting otherwise?! :P Because you should have seen what I did when I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the nude seen came on...I totally flipped! I was screaming so loud! And yes I am immature and a prude :)

yes okay i will go along with that "not interested in such videos" secret is safe with me!

That's really the only thing I could think of that I will be "allowed" to do upon turning 18..besides that I can also legally watch/ buy videos of naked people but I really am not interested in purchasing such videos bahahha OH YEA!!! i can vote :)<br />
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I am a stressful person so I hope that I don't psych myself out and just figure it all out.

Well that is good because smoking makes you smell pretty bad. Turns your hands and teeth yellow as well, but i guess some people like it. <br />
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Yeah it really isnt that bad. Try hard and you should be fine.

Aww thanks that actually gives me hope :) And yes I'm 17, I'll be 18 in September and then I can legally do great stuff like smoke (bah! jk! I never will smoke)

yeah didnt you say you was 17? You aren't going to be a master at writing at your age. You haven't lived long enough for one, but you will get there if you work hard and try. Your goals seem easy to accomplish to me. I think you will do fine.

I like sociology because it tries to explain all that is human interaction and behavior, which is simply fascinating to me.. <br />
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Yea but my English teacher made me hate writing :/

Your dreams aren't crushed yet, but you can talk to people in more then just sociology. What do you really want to do? talked to troubled kids, or adults? talked to different cultures and learn about them, maybe write about them? Help people find direction in life? <br />
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You can study both when you are in college. Writing and sociology go hand in hand.

Talking to people, hence the sociology major..............<br />
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In my ideal world I'd be a writer but my teacher totally crushed my dream bahahaha

What do you enjoy doing?

Umm I'm not sure yet..I want to get a sociology major, but I don't know what career would be really fitting :/

as far as I know schools dont force you to take them. what is it you want to do in life?

Psshhhhh I'm not taking those then! haha Do you think I can get out of it even if I plan to go to a private university?

You dont have to take any of those test if you dont want. It really isnt a big deal.

What the crap? You didn't?!! LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!! I am jealous!!!!!

none of it matters really. There are many roads to the same destination in life. I went to college and I didnt take a sat test or any of them.

Hahaha I just felt so dumb after I got my scores back because all my friends did WAY better than me especially all the nerdy kids in my advanced and AP classes...I was like the only stupid one :(

yeah you shouldnt have tried. You would of done way better!

OMG I DO THAT TOO! HAHAHA I'LL SHOW UP TO CLASS WE'LL HAVE A TEST, I'LL TAKE IT AND THEN FALL ASLEEP! LMAO..But I'll get a good grade :( except not on the stupid ACT or SAT and I actually tried on those!

Test scores say I am, but all I ever did was sleep in class...

I don't doubt it... :P

Im a genuis btw. Just thought you should know.

@Goliath797 Yea I see what your saying, I've heard that's how it works..funny thing is that on school tests I don't even have to try, I always get A's on my exams..Yet, I did horrible on the SAT as well... so I'm going to have to retake them both, which absolutely blows!!!! Oh and thank you for your comment :)<br />
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@ScientistPaul Yea we learned about how grading systems completely fail in Psychology but I don't understand how people still manage to do so amazing on all of these without being CRAZY makes me jealous :( And again thanks for commenting on so many of my stories :D

By grades I meant any grading system. Thus I claim that the GPA, SAT, and ACT scores are not related to how much effort one puts into school nor how much intelligence that person has. Statistically speaking, both the American and Canadian education systems are fail. Don't believe me?Prefom a statistical assay, look up previous studies, and preform a meta-analysis yourself!

Too bad she's not talking about grades :)<br />
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They say that GPA is a scale of how hard you work in school, and they say the SAT is a measure of what innate intelligence you were born with. They also say the ACT is a measure of how hard you work in school too.<br />
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Funny thing is, I swear I have those two messed up. My GPA average, but my ACT hit high and my SAT hit only the bottom of the higher scores (I think I got like, 83rd percentile)

Grades do not reflect inteligence at all!!! Sure, grades are directly proportional to intelligence but there are sooooo many other terms in the equation it's a useless assesment. I have an IQ (a test scientifically designed to measure cognitive ability) of 196 and every single person (university profs with PhDs included) I've ever met has honestly said I'm the smartest person they've ever met! I understand the material so well profs have even asked me for advice regarding their problems. Yet I get awful grades in school. True I put in no effort at all (ie I never study or do homework) but this stil indicates an r value of like 0.003!?! Or in other words, it's not a statistically significant correlation that grades in school are a proper indication of inteligence. So don't worry about grades, you're smart as a whip! If a university won't accept you it's their loss!

your welcome :-)

Thanks Rick

You're really hard on yourself Hermosa :-P<br />
don't worry so much you'll be ok