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Hello, just wanted to mention that i dont know if its my idea but it seems that every step1 story posted here lately is 245 and above, what im trying to say is that either only people with high scores are posting about it, or people are not being entirely honest about their score . im hearing every day that the test keeps getting tougher, so im feeling a little bit dismotivated cause it makes me hesitate about the honesty behind the post, just saying this cause the stories were my motivation!! (ive been preparing for 8 months now) someone else feels the same way?
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Im sure people arent making up their scores, but i think the population of people who post their scores is heavily skewed towards people who score highly.

Theres a good chance ive got <240, so ill be posting my score regardless!
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I dont believe that people are making up scores, and if some people are they are the minority. It's just that the majority of people who post their score are the people who did well. People who didnt do so well would rather not post their score and thats understandable and their choice. But just be happy you're seeing all these high scores, cause it means that you can do it too!
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I dont believe that people are making up scores, and if some people are they are the minority. It's just that the majority of people who post their score are the people who did well. People who didnt do so well would rather not post their score and thats understandable and their choice. But just be happy you're seeing all these high scores, cause it means that you can do it too!

I agree! Don't forget the national average is 227... one should feel good about everything around there, I think.
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Hello, just wanted to mention that i dont know if its my idea but it seems that every step1 story posted here lately is 245 and above, what im trying to say is that either only people with high scores are posting about it, or people are not being entirely honest about their score . im hearing every day that the test keeps getting tougher, so im feeling a little bit dismotivated cause it makes me hesitate about the honesty behind the post, just saying this cause the stories were my motivation!! (ive been preparing for 8 months now) someone else feels the same way?

No one should lose their motivation. I got my results 2 days ago and wrote my experience along with my humble score......

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