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I've recently taken the math 1 sat subject test and the sat and to be perfectly honest, I've been devastated by the scores I've gotten. I received a 670 on the math 1 section of the sat subject test and a 640 on the sat math section. I desperately want to become an engineer-I love math and science and can't really imagine anything else but the scores I've gotten have been eating away at my confidence and motivation to work. I've never been too gifted at math, but I try my best to get past my adhd and pay attention. For the first two years of high school, hard work has paid off (c in alegebra 8th grade to 99/98 avg for geometry and trigonometry respectively), but seeing those low sat scores really makes me question whether I should be an engineer or not :( I know I sound whiny, but I feel incompetent and stupid and desperately want to regain some confidence. I plan on taking up a 5 year joint-degree engineering program between Adelphi University and Columbia University but the catch is that I need to maintain at least a 3.3 or above during those entire five years. I have no clue whether or not I have the ability to meet those standards. I'm not stupid, or at least I don't think I am. I scored a 140 on a legitimate i.q test (but I know a friend who's scored a 153 and who's even worse at math than I am), so I don't really know what's wrong with me. I haven't really studied for those two tests, so I'm studying 2-3 hours a day but still, I have no confidence that amount of work will even help me :/ Sometimes I misread questions and feel stupid when I realize the correct answer, but it's something that's not easily fixed and frustrates me frequently. Sorry for the long read, and thanks to anyone who does read it.