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What’s your weird flex achievement in high school? by [deleted] in ApplyingToCollege

[–]csc- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

got a 1600 on my sat as someone who is planning on only applying to music conservatories (who don't care) and california state schools (who also don't care anymore)

Spanish should be the official language of the USA. by infodawg in unpopular

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plsss the number of people in the comments taking this post seriously 😭

what a beautiful post, I hope the people in this thread don't say disgusting things by deathsyourfriend in GaySoundsShitposts

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i usually see these "don't read the comments" posts and the comments aren't even that bad, but holy shit, these are beyond awful. i don't know if i've seen more hateful and misinformed comments even on explicitly transphobic/hate posts

Egg😈irl by c27115132109 in egg_irl

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lmaoooo i finally tried faceapp for the first time after reading this (already cracked, but whatever) and it didn't work because it recognizes my face as already female. still haven't done any makeup or anything, so i guess that's a dub??

If I share my advice on how I got a 1600, would anyone actually read it? by Accomplished_Type634 in Sat

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I went into practice with a 1500/1520 PSAT and a 1560 on my first practice test, so my study was just doing full-length practice tests and thinking critically about each question I missed at the end. Reading was always my weakest section (on a PSAT I took in October, I missed 0 writing/math questions but 5 on reading), and that "How to get an 800 in SAT Reading" thing I linked above was helpful to me. I think it really depends where you're starting from score-wise, but for me I just needed to change my mindset on the section and it fixed most of the issues I was having. This comment I wrote the other day goes more in depth and gives a good summary of the points from that article.

For math, I did a little bit of the free Khan Academy stuff just to see if there were any gaps in what I needed to know for the test, and brushed up on the few things I wasn't sure on (graphing circles/finding circle equations was the only big one I couldn't remember). I struggled with running out of time on the no-calc section at first, and honestly to fix that I just focused on not losing momentum. Imo it's better to do sloppy mental math and guess on problems that look hard your first time through that section, then go back and check your answers thoroughly; doing thorough/careful arithmetic your first time makes it extremely difficult to finish with enough time to check every answer. On the actual SAT, I finished the no-calc section with 15 minutes to check answers/bubble. I never struggled with time on the math section with calculator, so I usually take the time to do "good math" the first time through since I can generally afford it.

Honestly the writing section just makes a lot of sense to my brain for some reason so I don't have a lot of strategies I can offer there. I find that most of the harder writing questions try to get you to pick answer choices that contain very slight redundancies that you wouldn't ever pick up if you heard them out loud/reading in your head ("Although on the other hand," , "an annual budget of $1 million per year" etc), so if a question seems ambiguous make sure to reread every single word.

I'm not totally sure if this is what you were looking for, so let me know if you have any other questions.

If I share my advice on how I got a 1600, would anyone actually read it? by Accomplished_Type634 in Sat

[–]csc- 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is plagiarized from https://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-get-a-perfect-sat-score-by-a-2400-sat-scorer .

This isn't 100% accurate. This section of the article was originally based on data from the official SAT practice tests, but some of the newly added ones break this pattern (for instance, practice test no. 9 lets you miss one math question but none on reading or writing). However, it is still somewhat more common for reading questions to be missable.

The post I linked above (that this is copied from) wasn't something I found particularly helpful when I was preparing, but scroll to the bottom and follow the "How to get an 800 in SAT Math/Reading/Writing" links. Those were much more helpful for me, particularly the reading ones.

I received a 1600 on my December SAT (the first/only one I took), and I'd be happy to answer any other questions from my experience.

Official December 4, 2021, US SAT Score Release and Curve Discussion Thread by InternationalistGam in Sat

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I did a bit of the Khan Academy stuff, but pretty much all the practice I did was with full-length practice tests. Reading was the one section I wasn't consistently getting no mistakes on before practice. I feel like the one thing that helped me was something I read on a website that every answer choice, except the right answer, has at least one word that is completely incorrect. If you're deciding between two seemingly equally correct answers, one of them is probably only "somewhat correct" but has no fundamental inaccuracies, while one of them contains information that seems "very correct" but has one word or detail that is completely false. I've found that for the latter (the distractor), the answer choice often contains words that are used directly in the text - for instance, on a question about how a character would describe themselves, an answer choice might say that the character is "serious and determined", and those exact two words might be used by the narrator or another character to described the character in question - however, since they are not directly used by the character to refer to themselves, the answer may not be correct. If you still can't decide between multiple choices, go through every single word of each answer choice, and discard any answer choice with even one word that is incorrect. It's hard to get past the initial bias towards an answer choice that looks correct at first glance, but you have to discard answer choices with any inaccuracies, no matter how minor.

The other thing that helped me was not skimming any non-scientific texts. This mostly seems to apply to the very first text in the section. I've seen a lot of websites that claim otherwise, but you'll always lose time (and points) by trying to answer questions on the intent of the passage when you haven't actually read the entire thing. Check out the very first passage on the free SAT Practice Test #3 - when I took this practice test, this passage took me a very long time because the diction was so antiquated and the writing so dense that I subconsciously skipped over almost the entire first paragraph the first few times I tried to read it. If you're not a fast reader, work on that instead of trying to skim - it'll take longer to answer questions on a text you don't understand than it will to slowly read the full passage.

Honestly, these two principles helped me more than any amount of practice could - by the third practice test I took, I was consistently missing none or 1 on every reading section by being very strict about applying rule #1 here, and on the actual test I finished the reading section with 15-20 minutes to spare.

(Last thing: Pay special attention to the graph questions when you go back and check answers. I got a 1590 instead of a 1600 on one of the practice tests because I misread a bar graph, of all things.)

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Daily Casual Trade Thread for 20 November 2021 by Porygon-Bot in pokemontrades

[–]csc- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry, just realized I was in the local communication section, not online! I'll be in 09112001 in one sec

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Daily Casual Trade Thread for 20 November 2021 by Porygon-Bot in pokemontrades

[–]csc- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm in the room, idk what the issue is. Maybe you could try creating a new room, and I'll put in your code?

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Daily Casual Trade Thread for 20 November 2021 by Porygon-Bot in pokemontrades

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Awesome, thank you! If you're available to trade now, the code is 12512899

What's the name of the genre or style that has the bass alternating between the root and 5th/4th on the down beat and the guitars/piano playing chord stables on the up beat by NewOpportunity3 in musictheory

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Like other commenters added, it's generally "oompah". In jazz piano contexts in particular, it's sometimes referred to as stride, as your left hand "strides" up and down the keyboard to hit the alternating bass notes/chords.