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MathLegend
Math Placement Test... I was accepted to college and will need to take a placement test. Are these generally easy or hard? Does anyone have maybe a good website that may offer some practice tests? I am super nervous and keep thinking: What if I forget EVERYTHING?
it's literally just a collection of questions of past math classes...a couple from basic algebra up to maybe a few from calculus to see if you can hop right into that without taking pre calc...very easy!
it was easy. At least for me anyways. Plus different colleges have their own placement test. But I would expect it's just some basic algebra and come basic trig
Depending on how much math you say you do, they start you anywhere from arithmetic to algebra. Depending on how well you do it will go all the way up to vector calculus. Depending on the results, you will be placed in anywhere from remedial math on up to being allowed to take advanced classes.
For practice, I suggest working through algebra on up at Khan Academy. It will be a similar content and format.
Well, I guess I can be glad that I have a Khan Academy account! :D I am just super nervous... every time I think about it. At least I know it won't be a time limit.
Can you tell us which college? That does make a difference...
You should talk to @myininaya
Hi, A math placement test for college won't be an issued I'd put tons of emphasis on. Try to shoot for above and beyond, though, as adequate or below-average scores will reduce the amount of colleges and classes that will want to sponsor you. I took a college math placement test about a year ago. From personal experience, here is what you'll be dealing with. Arithmetic: Get good with fractions and mixed numbers. Be able to convert to decimal, percentages and fractions. Also, get comfortable with division using decimals. Algebra: Super simple stuff. Equations, expressions and word problems. Geometry and trigonometry This can be somewhat tricky. You should memorize some formulas, such as the volume of a cylinder and those relating to circles. When I took the test, the only had circles and squares/rectangles. Though, you might have other shapes like cones and prisms. So memorize and get good using those formulas (NOTE: Most classes will have a sheet with formulas on it that you can review). Calculus is NOT required for the placement test, so don't worry. Remember, Calculus is not a requirement in high school, and you will only be learning high school material that is mandatory. Don't be nervous! You'll do fine. I know I was biting me nails until I got in the room and saw how easy it was! :) The biggest thing I'll put emphasis on is geometry. Work work work! Geometry and Algebra II, those are a HUGE part of the test. Someone as smart as you should have no problem :) Best of luck!
Here, this might help too: http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students It is one of the standard placement tests.
Welcome! good luck, hun :)
Good Luck @MathLegend
I honestly don't remember what kind of questions were on the placement exam I took. I feel like it was so long ago. I was at a community college where I took mine. I scored a low act score in math. I think I was one point shy of going into college algebra. They gave me the college's placement exam at the school to see if I could get a little higher in the math area. I didn't get high enough so I was placed in Intermediate Algebra. I was disappointed I was placed there because in high school math was my favorite subject. But later I got over it. I had a good educational experience starting there and moving upward through the college ranks. If it wasn't for where I started, I'm pretty sure I would not be where I am today. I probably wouldn't have even gotten a bachelor's degree (SERIOUS!). I appreciate my beginning in the college world. It gave me confidence in math again (though it take 2 semester's into that beginning). So what am I'm saying is do your best and you will end up where you should.
Amazing @myininaya :) oh and thank you for also coming through.
Update I will be attending Seton Hall University! :D
Oh, sure, just some random school in New Jersey... =P Be sure to let them know about OpenStudy. Hehe.