How much have you raised your SAT scores?





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By Tenniscassieo (Tenniscassieo) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 06:49 pm: Edit

just wondering how many points people have raised their SAT scores from their first time taking them?

and how much you can expect your score to raise if you study...?

By Enzo (Enzo) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 06:57 pm: Edit

I raised 150 with no prep or practice. I prepped and practiced the first time(January) and did badly. No practice and 150 better. Maybe I put less pressure on myself.

By Parhelia (Parhelia) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 07:02 pm: Edit

prepped before the dec. 2002 test, and scored a 1400 (750v 650m).

didnt prep before the april test, and scored a 1450 (770v 680m).

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 07:14 pm: Edit

My friend took the PSAT in October 2001 and he got a 1080. Then he took the April 2003 SAT and got a 1410. He claims he only took one 3 hour course and didn't study anytime else.

By Tenniscassieo (Tenniscassieo) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 09:01 pm: Edit

wow

By Andy7733 (Andy7733) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 09:44 pm: Edit

Jan SAT, no prep, 1490 (750 V, 740 M)
April SAT, a few practice tests the night before, 1600.

Practice tests help, if only to get yourself in the correct mindset to take the SATs

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 09:55 pm: Edit

A few practice tests...the night before...1600?? Holy Crap!

By Incognito (Incognito) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 09:57 pm: Edit

hmmmm.....

By Mitwannabe (Mitwannabe) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 10:13 pm: Edit

i understand incognito's response, but really, a 1600 is close in terms of grasp for anyone, yet it's difficult to achieve because there are always little things that wills crew you over. a 1600 is impressive, but it's not like it's not attainable to an above average person, 1490 to 1600 prolly isn't that hard

By Lebo0506 (Lebo0506) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 10:46 pm: Edit

1350, Sophmore PSATS, 1290, Junior PSATS, 1530, April SATS. Moderate prep for all tests. Bad Junior PSATs can be contributed to illness though. But still, Verbal went from 590 to 750. To make a difference i'd suggest studying strategies, not vocab. Vocab is useless, and a major waste of time. Spend your time getting incredibably familiar with the test and trying out tons of different strategies. I honestly believe you can find the answer to every verbal question without knowing the words. Well thats my 2 cents and advice. Adios!

By Incognito (Incognito) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit


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Vocab is useless, and a major waste of time...I honestly believe you can find the answer to every verbal question without knowing the words.



Isn't that dangerous. Try taking the test w/o knowing the vocab. See how long it takes to complete the sent comps and analogies. Then, do the same thing after you've learned the vocab, and see how long it takes. I'm sure there'll be a massive disparity on both the clock and the answer sheet.

By Ndhawk (Ndhawk) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 12:16 am: Edit

I have a 800 m 670 v, and I took a prep course, although my thoughts are that I would've had the 800 m anyways since I'm naturally bright at math, and I could probably get a 600 v without prep, I had a 61 psat v sophomore year no prep, so the prep course didnt seem to help me THAT much, I havent decided whether or not I'll take it again to go for a 1500

By Tweaks (Tweaks) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 12:19 am: Edit

Vocab may be a waste of time compared to other strategies, but it's entirely on an individual basis. Usually, it's pretty helpful.

Note that some analogies use very hard words. It's nearly impossible to do them well, even with every strategy of the book, if you're looking at head words you've never seen before and only a few known words down below.

By Maritimee (Maritimee) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 01:34 am: Edit

December (or was it Oct?): 1190
April: 1220

By Dori (Dori) on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 02:22 am: Edit

went up 190 points with a 5week prep class.


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