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March 29th, 2004
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Exhausted..
Pam's still working on her paper...like eeedge, I thnk we Quinn, Pam, and I packed more into a weekend than should be permitted by statute--
  • swim lesson [Quinn did very well; swam with flippers--no bubble! loved run-and-jump!],
  • workout [not my best, but at least I made it],
  • horsing for prettypammie and neighbor S [Con behaved for both ladies],
  • trip to the playground [Quinn and Gracie played themselves silly...],
  • watched Terminator 3 with prettypammie, [our assessment: darker than the others; the Governator was okay]
  • homework for prettypammie, [will this Semester ever end]
  • one word, three syllables: LASAGNA, [yum!]
  • Quinn was very snuggly with his mommy all weekend, [he wants this class to be over, too]
  • Some housecleaning, [enough to keep us treading water]
From the TJHSST College Index: Cheng Zhao University of Pennsylvania Rejected No 3.97 1570 No penn sucks my dick Hint: the numeric fields are GPA and SAT...what does it take to get into Penn these days? Maybe lack of a potty mouth?

Oh, here's another good one: Bingjie Ling Harvard Deferred Maybe 4.07 1600 No violiny orchestry mathy 4Hy 4.07 out of 4.0? AP bonus credits much? Not good enough for Harvard-y apparently....

Oh, another perfect SAT score: David Price Yale Accepted Maybe 4.06 1600 No varsity running, webmaster for FHS, NHS, 3 800 SAT II's But apparently Yale may not be good enough for him...

Okay, there are ten kids on this list with perfect SAT's...that's just wrong somehow...

Can anyone tell me what an SAT II is?

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From:xoder
Date:March 29th, 2004 07:27 pm (UTC)
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SAT II are subject tests. They are graded from 0 to 800 much like an individual subject in the SAT I. This is what the college board has to say to students about them.
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From:rustymarble
Date:March 29th, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC)
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If you know what AP's (advance placement tests) are, then you know what SAT's are. Basically the same thing just different standards, and different emphasis placed on them at different schools. :-)
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From:geminigirl
Date:March 29th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure if you're around my age, but SAT IIs were what used to be called CBAT (College Board Achivement Tests) or the Achievement Tests.
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From:happypete
Date:March 30th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC)

Oh, okay...

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just re-brande, eh?
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From:geminigirl
Date:March 30th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)

Re: Oh, okay...

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Yeah. I'm not sure why the rebranding. I took a couple of them when I was in high school...Biology and German.

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From:happypete
Date:March 30th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)

Re: Oh, okay...

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nod-nod...I took AP's, but no CBAT...
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From:phaedra_lari
Date:March 30th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
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They are subject tests that prove your knowledge in specific areas. Many schools now require you to take a certain number. They are more specific and harder than the regular SAT, as well as being knowledge tests rather than aptitude tests.

Of course, the new SAT coming out in 2005 will incorporate elements of the SAT II tests in English and math...
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From:disarm
Date:March 30th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC)
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SAT IIs are subject specific tests: chemistry, biology, foreign language, blah, blah, blah, etc. :)
some colleges require 3, some 2, some none.
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From:coleoptera
Date:April 19th, 2004 08:07 am (UTC)
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SAT IIs are subject tests, 3 of which are required for most relatively selective schools--math, writing, and anything you like in particular, like government, a foreign language, chem, bio...it's sort of like an AP exam but only an hour long.
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From:happypete
Date:April 19th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)

Thanks!

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I wish the AP exams were shorter, so this is cool.

And hi, what chapter are you from?

--Pete, Gamma Tau '92
From:spunkybling
Date:May 8th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
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btw this is bingjie-- where did you see the college index site?
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From:happypete
Date:May 8th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)

The URL is in the post...

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It's publicly available on http://www.tjhsst.edu/~pyang1/college/

I can take the reference to your name out of my post though, if you like (or replace it with your LJ name now that you've identified yourself).

Out of curiousity, why do you have your birthday listed as 1946? If it is indeed 5/11, happy birthday. Did Harvard work out in the end?
From:spunkybling
Date:May 9th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)

Re: The URL is in the post...

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I guess you can replace my name with my LJ name; it doesn't really matter. Harvard did not work out in the end; however, there were many 1/4523th hispanics and "crew people" with considerably lower grades, numbers, whatever, who got in..

Regarding the website, I just figured you would know TJ people (or is a TJ person yourself) or something. Do you?

And yes, 5/11 is my birthday, but I just have it listed as 1946 for some odd reason-- I don't remember why.
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From:happypete
Date:May 9th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)

Re: The URL is in the post...

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Sorry about Harvard--pretty hard to believe; I think that's one of the hard parts about TJ...because you have so many exceptional students, the most selective schools "reverse discriminate," because they have policies of "no more than 'N' from any one high school," etc.

As to my connection, I was part of the last "Senior Experience" program in 1988. We were a kind of "beta tester" for the technology labs--after the doors opened to Science and Tech Students for the Class of '89 (the first graduates to receive the special TJHSST diplomas), the county selected small groups of seniors to go to TJ for there senior year, only. We didn't get to take all the extra classes in grade 9-11, so we still officially graduated from our "base schools," but I really consider TJ to be "my" high school.

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