Others simply adore it, because it either gives them self-worth, gets them into college, gets them well-deserved scholarship money, or actually challenges the mind, unlike high school work. You actually have to be smart or study to do well on it.
There is, of course, a third category, that may or may not be a minority, because, frankly, they don't care about it. They do it or don't do it and don't stress about it. They realize that though it does have a significant impact on your future if you're going to a college, they realize that they can handle it. I'm one of them.
HOLY SHAT I GOT A 700 ON MY SAT! WUT A STUPDI TEST!
-No. It's not a stupid test. You're just stupid (unless you have a learning disability).
Rock is to scissors as paper is to ...
-No. You're an idiot. It's rock, you moron. Any idiot can get those right. They're logical.
OMG! I GOT A 1590 on that STUPID SAT. I HATE IT!
-Calm down. Breathe in, breathe out. You're ok. You can still get into a school that's distinguishing factor is its name.
My child got a 1170 on your stupid SAT. I want a recount!
-Face it. Your kid got that score. He/She is not an 1337 genius. Get over it.
OMG! You only got a 1490 on the SAT? You're dumb!
-No. Maybe I just don't care. Or maybe you have a supremacy disorder because you're "gifted."
I loved the SATs. It actually tests intelligence rather than how hard you can work or how fast you can copy someone else's homework.
-Not a bad person. Unless you hate the SATs.
I'm glad I took the SATs so I could get a full ride to college!
I don't really care. I've got better things to do than study for a test of intelligence or college aptitude.
-That's cool. If you do as well as you hoped.
I don't care. I know I'll do well enough for college. I played 2 hours of Halo 2 before taking it and I never studied for it. I got a 1300.
-Yep. That's me.
However, the SAT was revised as of 2005. Previously, the Math and Verbal SAT were on a scale of 800 (the scale starts at 200) separately, people often stated their score out of 1600, adding together both scores. The new SAT has many changes. Firstly, it has three catagories: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing, and therefore ones' total score would be out of 2400 rather than 1600. Also, the infamous analogies, a section that was particularly dreaded by high school juniors and seniors, have been removed. Finally, components of the SAT II: Writing have been combined, including the 25 minute essay. This section has been criticized as well, especially because only two graders read it once (Each grades on a scale of 0-6, and those two numbers are added together).
The SAT is resented by many students and in recent years the ACT has become more popular, because of its more straight-forward testing approach. However, at the moment the SAT is still needed to apply to many colleges.
all the good colleges want to see perfect 1600s. because they suck. whoever invented the sat should be drowned in his/her own viscous slime.