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Do you remember what score you got on the ACT?

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independant1 3 years, 8 months ago

Graduated early, 1969, why I'll never know. My score is same as my age when I finally stopped wetting the bed, 18.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

I graduated from HS in 1971 w/ honors but due to bearing a child didn't take the ACT until 1975. I scored a 34.

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Evan Taylor 3 years, 8 months ago

34 on my first and only attempt.

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blindrabbit 3 years, 8 months ago

Still use my 1971 model of Bomar (Bowmar) Brain. Just adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides. I think this was just before the original TI and is thought by many to be the first hand held, battery operated calculating device.

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blindrabbit 3 years, 8 months ago

the lower end of the bell curve

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ontheroadfitness 3 years, 8 months ago

30... but this was back in 1995. The test is probably a bit different now!

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Daniel Speicher 3 years, 8 months ago

23... Somewhat disappointed in that even to this day.

--Danny Speicher

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Larry Bauerle 3 years, 8 months ago

  1. Would have been higher, but I'm not the brightest star in the galaxy.
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puddleglum 3 years, 8 months ago

I scored 27, but I was only into punk rock, heavy metal, loose chix, and fast cars ... I lost my bid to pepperdine because of that. crap.

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scopi_guy 3 years, 8 months ago

I don't remember which one I took. Just vaguely remember going to the LHS cafeteria one Saturday to take it and that I did "OK" on it.

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Elrond 3 years, 8 months ago

I had no calculator when I took the test. Heck almost no one had a calculator in 1972. My folks gave me one as a graduation present. It was a TI SR71 (I think). The thing could add, subtract, multiply, divide and do exponentials. They called this a 'scientific' calculator and it cost nearly $300 (1972 $).

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1029 3 years, 8 months ago

  1. I probably would have done better if I had remembered to bring a calculator, because it would have saved me some time and I wouldn't have left so many questions unanswered. It probably also didn't help that I was terribly hungover and had gotten only a few hours of sleep. I wanted water so bad that morning. Painful experience.
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Elrond 3 years, 8 months ago

I forgot to include that I also took the test in the early 1970's

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Elrond 3 years, 8 months ago

I graduated high school a year early so a couple of friends that were also graduating and I took a road trip to a local community college to take the ACT. Along the way, we enjoyed significant quantities of a "herbal enhancement". So we took the test in a VERY relaxed and happy state of mind. Now I'm not saying this influenced my score one way or the other but you never know.

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Pywacket 3 years, 8 months ago

Elrond, you beat me, but not by much! ;-) I took it in the early 70s and only once. Now, kids can get tutoring or other preparation for it and take it any number of times. If that was possible back then, I didn't know about it. No one I knew took it more than once--and usually after being out carousing most of the Friday night before having to be there at 8:00 or some ungodly hour. Maybe the lack of sleep was the key! Good times!

I was one of those freaky kids who loved tests. Loved those California Achievement Tests we took every year (?) or so. Fill in the oval with a #2 pencil. I remember we always wondered what was so special about the #2 pencil--and what would happen if we used some other number.

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PapaB 3 years, 8 months ago

I got a 17, the first time - when I took it in 7th grade.

The interesting part is that I have an aunt who found out I took it as part of a gifted program and asked what score I got. I said 17 and she looked shocked and said "That's the score I got when I was a Senior in high school". Everyone got real quiet.

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average 3 years, 8 months ago

Took 'em both several times. I may have been a truly slacker student, but the tests were always good for an ego boost. And, yes, I do remember my scores.

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slowplay 3 years, 8 months ago

The majority of colleges in the U.S., particularly those on the East and West Coasts, still require an SAT score as part of the application. But depending on the schools to which you are applying, you may have a choice between the ACT and the SAT

  1. Find out whether the colleges to which you are applying require one test rather than the other.
  2. If it doesn’t matter which test you take, decide which test is better suited to your skills (i.e., the test on which you’ll score better).
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mr_right_wing 3 years, 8 months ago

The SAT is more widely accepted. The ACT seems to be more of a mid-west thing.

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Ryan Wood 3 years, 8 months ago

26...and it got me in trouble because my grades were just OK in high school. Oops!

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