To My SAT Score, I Hope You're Good

To My SAT Score, I Hope You're Good

Is it effect or affect? Or is it no change? Ugh, I don't know!

Imagine this: Freshman year of high school you take the PSATs, but you don't take it that seriously so you try a little mixed with some guessing. More guessing than actually trying, but that's okay. Then, sophomore year, you take the PSATs again. You take it way more seriously and actually try to get a good score. Now it's junior year and it's getting close to the SATs, you start studying and you're feeling relaxed about taking it. Then you get to your testing location, sit down in the testing room, they hand out the SAT booklet, and you feel a sudden rush of hopelessness. I bet this scenario was easy to imagine since it was probably you, and it was me on April 11th.

The SATs were two weeks ago for juniors, and I am stressed out about what my score is going to be. I barely studied for the SATs. I had such a hard time managing time between school work, extracurriculars, and studying. I wasn't stressed about taking the test, so I completely scribbled it out of my list of things to do.

I thought that since I'm good at reading and writing, that my reading and writing portion and my essay were going to be fine and all I was going to have to worry about were the two math portions. When I started reading the first passage for the reading portion, it hit me like a ton of bricks that I should have put a little more thought into this. Now I'm freaking out, and I keep telling myself that I should have studied the math portions more.

It's less stressful when you're not in the testing room, but when you get in the room; all you hear is silence. And the silence is intimidating.

You're trying your best to answer the questions as correctly as possible, but you're also trying to finish every section before the time's up. It starts to get frustrating because you have to find a way to go slow enough to understand what's being asked but fast enough to finish in time. I guarantee you won't always finish on time because no one can do that.

I went into the room thinking that I could get at least 1,000 the first time, but I left the room thinking maybe an 850 would be more realistic. I know I'm going to take the SAT a second time and I'm okay with that, but I want my first score to be good. I want my score to be better than 850.

When I take the SAT the second time, I want something that can help me get a better score. I want something to build on, something to help me study for the next time I take this text.

I have two thoughts about my scores; I want them to surprise me but I also want them to be decent enough. I want my score to be good but I want it to show me my weaknesses and where I should study harder for the second time. When I take my SAT the second time, I want to study and get 1,200. I want my scores to show how hard I work not how smart I am.

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10 Questions I Have For The "Busy" People Who Don't Have A Job In College

How can your parents keep funneling you money, no questions asked?

College is a rough time for most people. It's fast, stressful, and most of the time you're not really sure what's going on. While college gets the best of all of us, there is a select group of people that seem to complain the most about school, AND THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS.

Here are 10 questions I have for people who don't have a job in college.

1. How are you so "busy?"


2. How do you keep going out and going shopping?

How do you have money? Does it fall from the sky only for you?

3. How can you pretend money isn't an issue?

If you don't have a job, how are you paying for your loans and books and food and rent? Oh, your parents pay your bills? Must be nice.

4. How can your parents keep funneling you money, no questions asked?

How do they not ask where all of your money is going? You bought Uggs last week and now you're buying a $70 eye shadow pallet you'll only use twice. Is your dad Donald Trump??

5. How do you expect to be employed after graduation?

You don't have any work experience AT ALL.

6. What do you do with your free time?

Do you skydive? Take up dog photography? Your possibilities are endless.

7. Do you actually get eight hours of sleep every night?

Really though, is that real?

8. Why don't you have a job?

Don't you get bored, just "doing homework" all the time?

9. Do you plan on getting a job?

Or do you plan on draining your parents' savings completely?

10. Are you actually going to be a functioning member of society after college or are you banking on marrying rich?

It's an honest question, I'm dying to know.

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7 Spooky Things That You Had To Endure This Halloween

Halloween is over but the spook is not.


Halloween marks the first major holiday of the fall and it never fails to get everyone excited. Everyone prepares for spooky season in a different way. Some dedicate all of their time to costumes, others to decorations, and some to baking. The part we forget, however, is the true spookiness we only realize after the season is over. We love to trick or treat but sometimes making it to Halloween is the hardest part. Here are a few things you probably survived this Halloween:

Pulling together a costume last minute

With classes and work there is no way you put a lot of thought into your costume. The party you're supposed to go to is in 2 hours and you have no costume. All of your friends have fun and creative costumes and you are struggling to decide between a grocery store costume and a failed DIY. That's as spooky as it gets

Deciding what candy to buy with your last $5

Let's admit it, you're broke. You want to get spooky with everyone else and decorate your home with candy (for you). The problem is, you can't decide whether to spend your last $5 on a bag of assorted candy or 1/5 of a tank of gas.

Celebrating Halloween WAY too early 

We can all get excited for the spookiest season of the year. Maybe you and your friends decided to jump the gun and celebrate a week in advance. The trouble is, now you are all out out Halloween energy and it is October 31st.

Experiencing anxiety about not yet being able to listen to Christmas music

Everyone knows that listening to Christmas music before Halloween is strictly prohibited. Listening to Christmas music during the purgatory period of Halloween-Thanksgiving is generally accepted. It is almost overwhelming how hard it can be not to listen to All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Getting rude comments on your costume

As women, you can get seriously criticized for your costume. Either it's to revealing or not revealing enough. For men, they can often be called too unoriginal for their costumes. How about we just appreciate the effort and move along?

Finding someone with the same costume 

So maybe your costume finally came together. You are wearing something semi-original and you see someone in the exact same thing. You will absolutely have to avoid this person for fear of getting mistaken for being part of a group costume.

Not having pockets to hold your house key

The greatest struggle is getting completely ready and realizing that there are no pockets for your keys. You can't possibly modify your costume in any way but it isn't a safe time of year to leave your door unlocked. The eternal struggle (of the night) has begun.

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