|By Nyyankees408 (Nyyankees408) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 05:30 pm: Edit|
I recently got my SAT scores back from the May 3rd test. My scores were 650 Verbal and 630 Math for a composite of 1280. I think this was a great improvement over my 1170 PSAT score (610 Verbal 560 math).
Would it be worth trying to take the test again after studying during the summer? Or should I just settle for my much improved 1280? During the prep for the May 3rd exam, I had a tutor and used about 3 or 4 practice books-- including about 700 vocab words.
All in all, I'm quite happy about my math score, but still a little indifferent towards my Verbal score. However, I did beat my mother, sister, and father (who teaches medical students at an ivy league school) on the test.
I think I knew most of the words on the test, I just had major problems with the first critical reading passage (the neurologist one), which is kind of ironic since my father is a doctor. I plan to apply to Boston University (legacy) as my main target, but I don't know if I should try and raise my scores over the summer and re-think my application process.
Any suggestions at all would help.. Also what is a good method to improve specifically the critical reading skill?
|By Virgo007 (Virgo007) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 05:44 pm: Edit|
To improve on CR Passages, do TONS (I do mean A LOT...about 100 or more) of CR Readings to get used to the questions and passages. Then, time yourself to emulate the real test.
|By Bradknicks (Bradknicks) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 06:11 pm: Edit|
where could I find that many practice Critical reading passages ?
|By Montydsw11 (Montydsw11) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 07:53 pm: Edit|
virgo, I would also like to know...
|By Incognito (Incognito) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
Because CR has been around for so long, you can actually get CR passages & questions from both pre- and post-1994 SAT exams. If you're able to get those, plus the "Guidance Office" pamphlet SATs and GO pamphlet PSATs, then you should have lots (probably not a 100, though)...
|By Incognito (Incognito) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 08:16 pm: Edit|
*BTW, Nyyankees408, I recommend that you study over the summer and take the test again in the fall (not that a 1280 is a bad score, but you're likely able to improve a lot if you work on it).
|By M_Eduardo (M_Eduardo) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 08:42 pm: Edit|
Same situation here! Except my improvement was even more!
I had a 1090 in my december SAT. This may I scored a 1300!!!
Dec: 490 V, 600 M
May: 590 V, 710 M
I'll be studying during the summer...
|By Virgo007 (Virgo007) on Monday, May 19, 2003 - 08:44 pm: Edit|
You can do what Incognito suggests and buy some old '10 Real SAT' books. But uh see for me, I take this SAT tutoring class where this guy literally has thousands of tests administered by the ETS. I practice from the stuff he gives me. Maybe you can get other CR passages from other books such as Barrons, or Grubers.
|By Guessbrunette (Guessbrunette) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 01:17 am: Edit|
that's a really nice improvement. Keep practicing verbal and you can do great. I raised my verbal up 80 points within a month by doing vocab and CR. If you can get your verbal closer to the math you'll be in the 1400 range
|By Peach (Peach) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:20 pm: Edit|
Get PR's verbal workbook...that has some good CR practice. Also practice with real SATs, and you should definitely go up. If you see a nice increase over the summer, then plan on taking it again. If not, well, you've learned some more stuff, at least!
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