Elizabeth (ikat_fabric) wrote in girls_on_goals,

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Hi! I see that you all have had this community for several years, but I've got some goals that I'd really like/really need to get working on.  Just to introduce myself a little, my name is Elizabeth, from Pennsylvania, and I'm a seventeen-year-old junior in high school. 

My ultimate goal: get into one (or all) of my top three college choices.  They are 1.) New York University (my way too expensive dream school) 2.) Gettysburg College 3.) John Hopkins University

My immediate goal:

Do well on SATs - This is where I'm in the most trouble.  I'm TERRIBLE at testing when pressure is on, and my previous scores were less than substantial for these three universities.  I'm taking the SAT again on May 3rd, so my goal is to up my score from a 1790 to a 1900.  I will need to study math very hard because I can't remember how to do any of what's on the test.  Everyday after school, I need to work on my algebra and geometry, and I need to set aside time to take the practice test that is offered on collegeboard.com.

That's stupid that so much of your admission into college is based on SAT scores.  Just when I think I have a good shot at getting into NYU, the SATs come and ruin it. 

As a secondary goal, I also need to find out about financial aid early for these schools.  I'm graduating with high debt even if I attend a state school in PA, so I might as well go for a private college.

Well, here's to hoping all our goals work out at some point.  And yes, I'm a bit nerdy, if you haven't noticed.  >_<
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welcome to the group! I tried to send u a message back , but it said you didn't accept messages from non-friends or something like that.
my hubby said that he studied the book "barrons guide to taking the SAT" and said it brought his score up alot. it teaches you, i guess, how to read the questions and filter out wrong answers according to the wording? i dunno, but he said it was good. Don't ask me about SAT's tho, i fell asleep both times i took it but got into the college i wanted anyways.
What do you want to study in college?
yay for sims characters!
i hope u enjoy this community..we're active off and on, and me much less than everyone else.
Thanks for the welcome and for recommending the book. I found the 2007-2008 edition online, and it's only $11. I'm going to try to get to Borders and buy it this week. Apparently, it's full of practice tests, like 864 pages worth or something. It sounds like it might help me a lot! I sure hope so...

I dunno what to study in college. I'm going in undeclared because I can't even fathom a major that I'd like...I know that I ought to do the whole community college for two years thing, but I dunno...I sort want to get up to New York asap...if I even get accepted.

And I LOVE the Sims! I don't play it much anymore, though, because of stupid school.
Welcome! Don't over-stress too much about college. I really was freaked out about it, and felt a lot of pressure. Looking back I wish I had stressed about it and enjoyed where I was at more. Just don't get too wrapped up in the future that you skip out on today is I guess what I am trying to say. Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders, keep us informed on your progress. "We're all in this together."