Very strange SAT increase, anyone else ever experience this





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By Gameguy56 (Gameguy56) on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 01:05 am: Edit

I've taken all 10 RSATS from the book, and two of them stand out pretty convincingly. Most scores are in the 1360-1380 range to which I am accustomed to getting on the SAT. 2 however, stand out pretty significantly. I got a 1450 and a 1460, which are big jumps for me.

Those scores happened on days that I had played tennis before taking my test.

Can someone help explain why?

or has anyone else ever had significant SAT jumps on days where they do something specific?

By Hobbes344 (Hobbes344) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 01:42 am: Edit

I posted about this earlier as well about score fluctuations, but mine was from like 1240 to like 1460... maybe we all have our off days...

By Vsage3 (Vsage3) on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - 02:17 pm: Edit

I went from a 1040 to 1490, thanks (the former was in 7th and the latter in 10th but hey thats the same as from 9th to 12th)

By Tkdgal (Tkdgal) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:51 pm: Edit

Well, I got a 1440 on the PSAT and I did one practice test in 10Reals and got a 1270....but I know it's because I don't concentrate well when there's no pressure on me!

By Haithman (Haithman) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 08:29 pm: Edit

510 Math on PSAT, 770 Math on practice test.
530 Verbal on PSAT, 700 Verbal on practice test.

1470-1040= 430pt. increase. I am still hoping to break 1500. Wish me luck in June..

By Culovv (Culovv) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:01 pm: Edit

good luck!


521 M Junior PSAT, 730 M Senior SAT
550 V Junior PSAT, 750 V Senior SAT

By Paul_Dirac (Paul_Dirac) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 03:38 am: Edit

8th grade SAT: 1050
9th grade: 1330.

verbal up from 510 to 690.

By Moneycrade (Moneycrade) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:07 pm: Edit

What was the weather like on the day you took the test and played tennis?

By Pedro7487 (Pedro7487) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 08:50 pm: Edit

960 on psat sophomore year 450 verbal 510 math
Last practice test a few weeks ago: 1410
610 verbal 800 math... 450 point difference .. ne thing can happen dont get discouraged if u dont do well one time

By Karen182 (Karen182) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 11:56 pm: Edit

The tests vary. Some are really easy, others harder...and if you know the vocabulary in one test, you're bound to get a much higher score.

It has nothing to do with playing tennis. You were probably more relaxed, and knew more aout what was going on.

Go into the test calm, you'll do fine. :)

By Trophygirl33 (Trophygirl33) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit

maybe you were more relaxed after tennis?

By Failure (Failure) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit

My scores are weird too. Here is the progression over the years:

SAT 7th- M: 580 V: 420
SAT 8th- M: 650 V: 430
PSAT 10th- M: 77 V: 57
PSAT 11th- M: 77 V: 57
SAT 11th- M: 770 V: 750

Got lucky on the verbal!!

By Failure (Failure) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 05:35 pm: Edit

Oh yea, I drank this shake right before the SAT in 11th grade, which turned out to be a laxative. Let me tell you, I was STRUGGLING through the exam, but somehow, this made me more concentrated, which might explain the unusual verbal score. You know, the 5 minute break half-way through the exam is NOT enough time!

By Flashwhale (Flashwhale) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 08:31 pm: Edit

How did you guys increase you SAT score by so much? 400 point increases... Wow


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