Parting is such sweet sorrow – except in this case.
Finally took my test today.
Before the test and during breaks, I kept repeating to myself – just do what you know how to do. I knew that if I just did the questions that I know how to do – if I just performed at my ability, I’ll get a score I’m happy with.
And I did. 95th percentile! Not the 98th or 99th percentile that I know people gun for, and frankly I could’ve gotten a few percentiles higher in the Verbal section (although I did much better in Quant than I thought I would) – but you know what, it’s okay. I’m truly happy with what I got.
Hey, I won’t be lowering the average of any school. 🙂 This brings me a HUGE sigh of relief. The score is good for five years, so I won’t have to worry about it again.
Speaking of standardized testing, it’s been a long road paved with study guides, prep books, and three-ring-binders full of notes and practice problems…
Here are all the standardized tests I’ve taken throughout the years (not including state-mandated testing):
- 10th grade: PSAT, AP European History
- 11th grade: SAT (twice), SAT II Math Level I (twice), SAT II Writing (twice), SAT II US History (twice), AP US History, AP Statistics, AP English Language
- 12th grade: AP English Literature, AP Calculus AB
- College: Blissful, standardized-test-free four years
- Post-college: GMAT (twice)
Now I’m DONE. Standardized tests, we’ve had our time together, but it’s time to part ways. Truly.