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  1. The main problem with the ACT is time. The first two sections manage to lull you into a false sense of security, only to be proceeded by the reading and science sections, each of which require some serious concentration to be finished on time. Since you're just finishing Junior year, you'll probably have taken biology, chemistry and physics, and the science section should sound mostly familiar. Technically, you don't need high school science to do the science section, but it gives you some comfort to know a little bit about you're seeing, and it can come into play if you need to guess. The reading... what can I say? Just start at number one and end at number 40 (there're 40 questions I think). I know a lot of people suggest skipping all around depending on what you're good at and what looks easy, but I prefer to follow the K.I.S.S. method (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and go straight through. Just do some quick calculations in the first 20 minutes of the test to make sure your pacing is right, and finishing with 1 or 2 minutes to spare won't be a problem. If you skip any or aren't sure, but could use another minute to re-check, write the question on the top of the page, then as soon as you answer the last question, flip through your test book to find the questions you circled and use your last remaining minutes to answer those. Well that's my advice, take it for what you want. Although by most accounts I did pretty well on the ACT .
  2. I certainly don't see any reason against this. I find it hilarious. But why is his paypal account closed down?
  3. Yeah girls are a sucker for the notebook. Did you pick that?
  4. Yeah and the sum is .5 I believe. But I can't get the inverse sin one... is it in radians? Or maybe it's "90" like 90 degrees. And does that say root of 121? Hmmm...
  5. Wasn't that an old avatar of cheezy or someone?
  6. http://artpad.art.com/?igvmj619g98w One more... this took way too many tries (drawing faces isn't my strong point, so in the end I just left it blank) and I sort of gave up on it, but it's still not bad.
  7. Yeah, in the US, the SAT and ACT play probably too great of a role when it comes to getting into college... but I can't complain too much, I usually do great on them.
  8. Michael... funny, again I'm the opposite. I did great on the math section, but about 80% of the points I missed on the entire SAT were from just one section- reading! Worth a retake for my critical reading grade alone.
  9. Ah Michael I'm totally a visual learner, and I've managed to keep the same scores, more or less, since I first started these sort of tests.
  10. Yes, a few weeks back we had our school sponsored ACT day and "Prarie State" (-Illinois, btw) achievement tests. I scored well on the school-sponsored ACT, and as for the Prarie State tests (which are somehow integrated into NCLB, I don't know if we will ever see grades for those. So yes, I have also shared the pleasure
  11. Haha backtracking. Yeah supposedly if you play stairwar to heaven backwards, you will hear like a satanic paragraph. However, if you're going to listen to it, I advice you don't look up lyrics before listening, because it would be interesting to see if you can pick it out. You see, as makes sense, one's perception a lot more accute when the person expects the stimulus. In this case, I'm interested to see how many people can "hear the messages" without knowing what they say ahead of time and still pick it out. Obviously, one person has done it before, but as for the rest... probably you could count them on one hand and still have fingers left over .
  12. I wouldn't pay a dime for those, Red... but maybe a nickel. Need five cents? I've seen some really pictures made with that site, maybe I'll post some links. I know a few really good portraits of Link from the Legend of Zelda series.
  13. Well the science part, believe it or not, is made so that you don't have to take high school science in order to understand it. But having a little knowledge of the things they talk about to feel comfortable around the topics is always nice. Plus the pace for the ACT is extremely rushed (for reading and science). I took an ACT in 8th grade, but I can't remember how I did. Anyhow, I'm sure you'll be doing great by the time you're a junior and you need to take it for college, which is when it really counts.
  14. Hey you shouldn't be dissapointed, a 27 at your age compares with some of my junior in high school friends! I've got you topped by 8 points, but then again I have a few more years under my belt.
  15. http://artpad.art.com/?ig8zdaxnpzo Cool mountain scene... but beware, it's HUGE! You should probably close other applications, and don't bother the watch-the-pen-draw-it option because it'll take a good 10 minutes to finish even on full speed. But it'll freeze for a while if you skip to the end. Anyhow, it's worth it!
  16. Recently I discovered a sweet new way to draw, and easily share pictures. Check out some of the things I've done! In honor of a movie to come out on the 19th.... http://artpad.art.com/?ig6qws1hhox8 And in honor of a game that will come out hopefully before I die (jk guys, I know we're working!) http://artpad.art.com/?ig78z9yf0jw
  17. Cool so everyone that graduates from your high school gets a little display about themselves or something? Do take a picture!
  18. I'm currently in the same sort of situation as you-- looking for scholarships, but I'm 16 and attend a currently attending a public school). Next year will be the year for scholarships and applications, but as of right now, I do know that taking the PSAT test, which is typically taken by high school sophomores (I think-- it could be juniors), and doing well of course, can qualify you for a ton of national merit scholarships given out by businesses, some for students of a certain nationality, others on an academic basis, some if one of your parents works for the company, etc.
  19. I meant Jordan as in teh Jordan on the TLA team. I thought I mentioned you in my original post.
  20. Yup, the two letters are c and o. Adam, Shane and co. Or perhaps I should've said Jordan, Adam, Shane and co.
  21. Hey nice of you to drop by again (again again). What's this, the third of fourth return you've made? Anyhow, how's everything going?
  22. Just finished the Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck) and the Screwtape Letters (CS Lewis). I'll be moving on to Moby @#$% in a few weeks.
  23. Here's a good word. Salient. http://img.sparknotes.com/content/testprep/pdf/sat.vocab.pdf Here's words that you can learn, and they have a good application besides just having a bigger vocab. Some of them are kind of advanced or rare, but without being too pretentious.
  24. I know I know! Good catch, I realized that the night after I posted it. We might as well just delete this one.
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