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Difficulty of acheiving 45 study score
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:56:33 am »
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I go to an underrepresented rural school that has a median study score of 27.
I am hoping to achieve a study score of 45 in HHD, Further, Psych, and Legal...how hard is it really?

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Re: Difficulty of acheiving 45 study score
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 11:04:29 am »
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I go to an underrepresented rural school that has a median study score of 27.
I am hoping to achieve a study score of 45 in HHD, Further, Psych, and Legal...how hard is it really?



Your school’s median study score is ok, but if you want to achieve a 45 you’ll need to be thinking about comparing your achievement against an internal standard of success, rather than against your class. It sounds like you’d have to be much, much stronger than your fellow classmates to achieve a 45.

Achieving a score that high is very challenging, but if you’re effectively an expert in the subject you’re hoping to achieve it in, it’s very doable.
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Re: Difficulty of acheiving 45 study score
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 11:08:02 am »
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I go to an underrepresented rural school that has a median study score of 27.
I am hoping to achieve a study score of 45 in HHD, Further, Psych, and Legal...how hard is it really?
For anyone to get a 45 is a huge achievement - it puts the student in the top 2% of a subject.

Unfortunately, the school does play a factor as to how easy/hard it would be for a student to get a 45 given the types of teachers/resources etc that schools have. However, it is still definitely possible to do this well everywhere. I can't really say exactly how hard it is since it will depend on the student.

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Re: Difficulty of acheiving 45 study score
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 03:23:18 pm »
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The year before I got my first 45+ (doing bio as a head start subject) my school's median study score was 24 and the year I graduated the median study score was 28. My experience was that I worked really hard both years on all of my subjects and that performance relative to my peers was not a good predictor of what subjects I had the highest scores in. In fact, psych and methods were my two subjects where I didn't score the highest on multiple SACs and yet psych was my highest score in year 12.


In short, I don't think you can usefully predict how hard it is to get 45+ on the basis of school median score aside from the obvious that students in higher-performing schools usually get higher scores and tend to have access to more resources.

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Re: Difficulty of acheiving 45 study score
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 06:02:56 pm »
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Short Answer: Hard.

Long Answer (that is required, giving context): If you're rank one, your school cohort doesn't matter nearly as much as your exam performance pretty much dictates your score. At a lower ranked school, there's less room for error in SACs, but still entirely possible to get an elusive 45+. Key take away; nail those SACs!
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Re: Difficulty of acheiving 45 study score
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2020, 08:08:15 am »
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Thank you everyone for your replies! It definitely helped me! Key takeaway: try your hardest to ace everything
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