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inkless @ 08:58 pm: Freshmen Testing...?
Hey guys, I'm curious...

What is Freshmen Testing?

I see it's scheduled for the week after orientation. Should I be worried?

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From:charmling
Date:May 12th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
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It's just one of those 'what career is right for you' things. Nothing to be worried about. ^__^
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From:engelhardtlm1
Date:May 12th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Huh, I thought it was something else...

When I took it, it was a test about your knowledge on a particular subject (in my year, they did foreign languages, and you chose the language you took in high school). They do it just to get an idea where people are at in general when they enter. I presume that way they can better decide the appropriate level of difficulty for the Intro level curriculum in future years. Of course, that was in 2001, and things have changed since then!

Anyway, nothing to worry about. Actually, when I took it, I know that the results weren't recorded as being keyed to you, personally, as their purpose was to get a measure of the overall level of knowledge on the subject, so who got which score doesn't matter that much.

Though what they're talking about might be charmling's thing. They do that too, pretty early on. Actually, I think the career test was probably more annoying than the foreign language test... SO LONG... Either way, still nothing to worry about.
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From:julieflutechick
Date:May 12th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I took a similar science test freshman year. Your scores don't actually matter for you, just for the college.

And I never bothered to take the career services thing.
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From:charmling
Date:May 12th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we definitely didn't take a test like that this year (or if we did... I missed it, heh), so I think it's referring to the career services thing. (I'm a freshman)
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From:macbeaner
Date:May 13th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
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i remember the senior testing. i think they just use it for comparison. what you knew when you came in and what you know when you leave. In other words-is their curriculm for humanities and stuff effective.
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From:tahmthelame
Date:May 13th, 2006 08:47 am (UTC)
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Actually, the senior test and the freshman test were, for us, completely different things. The freshman test I don't even remember, I think it was the foreign language one. I definitely remember the career test thing, it said I should be a rabbi or a gravedigger and that I was 98% stressed. Which was about true.

The senior test, though, for us, was this arbitrary thing where they made you take a test measuring your knowledge in your subject area. This was kind of funny because there wasn't a test for Communication, so a bunch of us got shunted to our second majors. I ended up in the Poli Sci test and we hadn't even studied a good portion of it, or if we had, a lot of it was four years ago. Craziness. I really don't think anyone really cared about it.

I graduated in 2005, though, and from what I hear, they've changed lots of stuff in the last year, so who knows? Good luck! :)
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