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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: August 2003 Archive: Hello college confidential!!
 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 09:50 am: Edit

I am new to this forum...so be nice ok?

My highest real SAT score has been a 1290.(combined) My highest practice test has been a score of 1350. V: 650 and M: 690, but mostly most of my tests has been between 1300 to 1330.

I am studying about 6 to 7 hours a day. I think I know most of the Gruber's, Kaplans, and Barrons' wordlists. It seems though that I have hit a plateau. I am taking the SAT test on October and I NEED to pass a 1500. Am I dreaming? Or is this possible.

They say that getting going from a 1300 to over 1400 is the hardest and requires the most amount of studying. Is this true?

This is how many wrong I got in my last prac. test.
MATH
Section 1= 21 correct - 4 wrong
Section 3= 13 correct - 2 wrong
Free Response - 8 correct
Section 6= 8 correct - 1 wrong - 1 omit

VERBAL (no omits in any verbal section)
Section 2= 2 analogies wrong. I got all SC and CR correct
Section 4= 1 SC wrong - 4 CR wrong
Section 7= 4 CR wrong

In total I got 11 wrong in the whole verbal part of the test and my score was only a 670. While in the math, I got a 650. When I go over math sections, I can solve all of them, but during the test, my mind seems to blank and fall into the ETS traps. How do you people tackle with the anxiety?

Well. this is becoming long, so I will ask you for last question. How can I improve my Verbal. I read a lot and I have every prep book imaginable. Gruber's, Peterson's, Kaplan 1600, Barrons Math Workbook, Barrons (21st Edition), not to to mention the 10 Real SAT's. As you see, I seem to be doing ok...but thats the problem, I figured that I need to be flawless in math to get at least above a 770 and I can only get about 5 wrong in the verbal to get above a 740. Which in total would equal a 1510. I have to quit doing ok and I have to start doing "awesome."
By the way, is there anybody in this board who has gotten the "elusive 1600" I have never met anybody who has gotten a 1600. Is a 1600 even possible?

Any schedule plans are welcome. I am willing to study about 12 hours a day if I have to.

 By Rashmi (Rashmi) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:03 am: Edit

I think the problem here is studying too much......6-7 hours a day of only SAT stuff-is a lot !!!!!
Go out, take a break, freshen up and then see yourself cruise through without falling into any pitfalls.
Best of Luck!

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:05 am: Edit

'tis, how long do you recommend?

 By Ericng314 (Ericng314) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:29 am: Edit

Thou enjoyeth Old English mate? I do not allocate a lot of time in my studies, although what you're doing 'tis good all the way sir.

I recommend thee to relax and enjoy life. Many people have elucidated that reviewing the mistakes that thou made will help improve your Scholastic Aptitide Test score.

Have a great weekend mate and thou should read more Reading 'tis good.

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:39 am: Edit

OK! No more posts about that I should enjoy my life. Do not worry that I am not enjoying my life. It is not like I am an eremite, who dissipates his time in interminable SAT questions. Keep in mind there are 24 hours in a day, and I am only studying 25% of a day to study SAT. I am not a pariah, that I can promise you. Besides, what gave you the impression that I do not enjoy studying?

I'll start reading more...Ericng314. If thats what I need to do to score above 1500.

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:44 am: Edit

By the way Ericng314.

'tis is a contraction of "it is." You are using as if it means "is," Since you said

Here you are referring as if it meant "is"

Just thought I should point out that out to you.
Sorry~

 By Aoe2guy (Aoe2guy) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:49 am: Edit

Rule 1- dont overdo the posts using SAT vocab
Rule 2: yes it is possible to get a 1600, and yes there are ppl on this board who have gotten it but may not be willing to openly say they have.

Math Prep: Be careful and think structuredly, once you get around a 690 you are probably thinking in the right way.
Verbal: Stop with the words! Try to develop some final strategies to keep your SC/Analogies x low. Since you read alot, CR should be easier - try to get the general picture of the passage, and for vocb in context questions read a sentence above/below the key sent. to get the mood of the meaning.

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 10:56 am: Edit

AOG2, Age of Empires, I presume?

My sincerest apologies about the SAT words. I am not trying to show-off or anything, I try to use a lot of SAT words while I am speaking and writing so that I can get the gist of the meaning. I know most of my words in a passive way.

Well, thank you Aoe2guy.

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 11:09 am: Edit

BUMP? (whatever that means)

 By Andy7733 (Andy7733) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 12:02 pm: Edit

the hardest leap isnt from 1300 to 1400. the hardest leap is from 1500 to 1600. at that point, things get interesting. then again, most will argue that 1500 is job well done enough. i'm inclined to agree.

 By Ericng314 (Ericng314) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 01:43 pm: Edit

'Tis your own analysis. I shall stop my nonsense with old english. I've never been lampooned before in such a manner .

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 08:22 pm: Edit

BUMP

 By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 - 11:00 pm: Edit

bump = bring up my post. i owuld suggest omitting a tad more. if you omitt maybe 5 instead of 1 you might increase your score. just dont go over board and omitt every other question (like i did my first time)

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 06:24 am: Edit

BUMP

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 06:45 am: Edit

There are two people in this board who have gotten 1600's. I will not tell you their ID's, just because I think they should tell, you not me. But here are some clues hehe...first ones a she..._ _ r_ _ _ ....and the other is a guy, _ _ _ a _ _ a _ - _ d _ _....good luck trying to find their names...

I think its pretty easy...
oh yeah....are you fond of fishing or something...
I have a Tsuriken fishing hat...hehe.

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 09:21 am: Edit

Well, it is no secret that Serene got a 1600, I don't think she minds my divulging this fact (most of the old members already know, and probably won't take new members long to find out either). As long as I don't reveal to the board where to find her picture, then I'm safe.

The other person, well if I know and you know, then I'd say he doesn't mind either. Canadian Idol

 By Myway (Myway) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 10:23 am: Edit

apparently Evil Robot claims to have a 1600 as well...

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 12:12 pm: Edit

where did you get a pic of serene?
i wanna know how she looks like?

 By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 12:19 pm: Edit

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 07:26 pm: Edit

Wjk: There's only 3 people on this board who's seen that picture, and we swear to never tell....

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 10:56 pm: Edit

Why did you guys *swear* to never tell...

you sound if she was medusa or something...
dun worry I won't turn into stone when I see her...
=)

 By Tsuriken1600 (Tsuriken1600) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 06:38 am: Edit

BUMP

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 08:17 am: Edit

Hehe, I actually owe it to Xiggi and Zerg_Vvin for having a chance to see that picture. With their cues, plus Serene's profile info, it was only a matter of time before one can figure out where to find that picture. Good Luck on your hunt.

 By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 04:25 pm: Edit

Seriously, Wjk, search through some past posts. It's amazing how much info you can glean about a person just from the random tidbits of information people scatter about themselves around the board.

 By Serene (Serene) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 04:39 pm: Edit

*faints*

anyway... I am leaving my real picture in my profile for an hour to shut the curious minds up. =)

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:47 pm: Edit

ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
i think I was sleeping when you posted up your pic for an hour. =(
thats not fair...you have to take into consideration the different time zones....c'mon...post it up again...

hm...dont confuse me as a stalker though...I just wanna know how you look like so when I got to Harvard next year I can recognize you. =)
(hehe..who am i kidding...im never gonna get accepted at Harvard...but still)

 By Serene (Serene) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:49 am: Edit

... how was i supposed to know when you'd be online? and plus you can ask others who have seen the picture I posted (not the one online!) about how i look... =)

 By Destinyweed2 (Destinyweed2) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:53 am: Edit

wjk, i still have the pic. if u want it...we can negotiate. send me an email

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:58 am: Edit

hehehe...

 By Serene (Serene) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:59 am: Edit

Destiny... die.

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 01:02 am: Edit

she doesnt mean that...

 By Serene (Serene) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 01:03 am: Edit

And please, do show some respect. This isn't a place where you "negotiate" over other people's pictures. And I prefer what little privacy there remains for me.

and btw, your post earlier (the one deleted by moderators) was extremely inconsiderate. I have been nice about it so we can forget it, but I do not want this to continue any further.

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 01:07 am: Edit

uhm...I was just kidding...
still trying to find the camera though...
but what earlier post...my earlier post was deleted?
serene are you talking to me or Weed?

 By Serene (Serene) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 01:07 am: Edit

wjk: last msg was directed at destinyweed. you don't need to worry about it. =)

 By Wjk323 (Wjk323) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 01:11 am: Edit

oh...i was getting worried for a second ^^;;

couldnt lose somebody who is actually patient with me when explaining a math problem.

 By Destinyweed2 (Destinyweed2) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 02:09 am: Edit

hahahahahhahaah. ur mistake for putting up pic in first place.

 By Destinyweed2 (Destinyweed2) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 02:11 am: Edit

o and btw, many many many girls in my school look better than you. even when i'm drunk, almost all the ugly ones will look better than you. hahahahaha. i meant it.

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 08:24 am: Edit

Destinyweed: that was a little uncalled for! When did Serene ever claim to look good?

 By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 10:12 am: Edit

In response to the original post, ah-hem. What year are you? If its not too late, take AP lang&comp to work on your CR, that seems to be your problem. Also, practice reading boring stuff and asking yourself, "Self, what did I just read about". Take your time on the test reading the passages carefully, if you try to speed through, you will have to read it twice and it will take more time. These verbal tips popped me over 1500. Serene once posted that for math sections, take practice tests and write down stupid mistakes you make. THen, when you see a similar problem on the SAT, it will be a red flag. I thought that was a really good idea.

 By Sheeprun (Sheeprun) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 10:36 am: Edit

Destinyweed2 banned for acting really stupid.

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