May 1st SAT I Exam! Who's taking it?

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By Tallyrand (Tallyrand) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 10:02 am: Edit


I figured I'd start a thread for us juniors taking the SAT on May 1st. A few questions to get us started:

1. About how much have you been studying?

2. Which books have you been using? Which do you find helpful and which not?

3. Are you more worried about math or english?

4. Target score.

My answers:

1. 4-6 hours per week since about two weeks ago. I've been looking at vocab and math problems on and off for the past year, but nothing intense.

2. I have Peterson's, and it's OK. Nothing really new is in there. 10 Real SAT's is, of course, helpful. I have some old Kaplan books of practice problem sets, too. They're quite helpful, especially if you need extra practice in one area or another. For me it's critical reading and tougher math problems.

3. Math.

4. Overall:1500+ It would be fun to get 800 on verbal, because I have on a few practice tests.

By Cooldude (Cooldude) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 11:25 am: Edit

1. 2-6 hrs a week

2. Barron's and 10 Real Sat's

3. Verbal

4. 1500+ 800M 700+V

By Mychocopie (Mychocopie) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 01:50 pm: Edit

1. About how much have you been studying?
Every week I take a math practice test.

2. Which books have you been using? Which do you find helpful and which not?
10 real SATS

3. Are you more worried about math or english?

4. Target score.
I really want at least a 660 in math but I am shooting for 680-700 range. I have a 710 in verbal, so Im really shooting for high 1300s - low 1400s.

By Wanksta (Wanksta) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 02:36 pm: Edit

I'm taking the may 1st test too!

1. 3-4 hours

2. 10RS

3. ENGLISH!! I'm a good english student, but I just can't do well on the SAT for some reason. Once I get stuck, i don't want to move on...wastes time, and then i rush. Plus, I also get kinda bored as I read the passages.
Your suggestions on doing well on verbal??

4. 1250 --> 750M, 500V :( HELP!!!

By Calidan (Calidan) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 03:38 pm: Edit

1. Off and on since the December test (probably about 3-5 hours a week).

2. 10 RS, Kaplan's SAT 2004 and Barron's Verbal and Math SAT worbooks. I find that the Barron's books are very comprehensive at math review, and also very good at critical reading. Kaplan is very good at general theory and test taking tips.

3. I'm more worried about verbal, mainly because critical reading is the DEVIL. I also would like to know more words than I do now.

4. Realistically: 1400 (710 M, 690 V)
Ideally: 1440->1480 (even split)

By Tallyrand (Tallyrand) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:33 am: Edit

Wankster, I reccomend you try if you need help for verbal. It's got lots of good practice and such for analogies and vocab and things. There's math there also, but you hardly need that...

By Tamy02 (Tamy02) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:18 am: Edit

1. 5-8 hrs a week!

2. 10 Real SAT's, BArrons Verbal Workbook, Kaplan's math work Book, Kaplan's Verbal Workbook, Baroons 800wrd list, Kaplans 623wrd list(overlap with basically only learning about 300 of them).

3. VERBAL...ahhh...!every single part of verbal

4. Verbal 600-650
Math 700-750

My current score is about 200points of wat im trying 2 achieve...but i have seen big improvements..and i know i can defnetly do it. Does anyone think its an unrealistic jump?!?!?!

By Hollaratme (Hollaratme) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:39 am: Edit

1. 4-6

2. grubers root list, hot words for the SAT, 10 RS and worksheets from my tutor.

3. verbal

4. 620 verbal atleast
680 math atleast

i got a 43 v and a 59 math on my psats last practice test i took i got a 1270--- i need a 1300

By Gottagetout (Gottagetout) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 06:21 pm: Edit

1. 0-1 hrs
2. maybe i'll buy 10 Real this weekend?
3. verbal
4. 1600

Last year at about this time I scored 1500 (770V).
Math should not be a problem to score 800, a little work on verbal would help --> 1600! woo.

By Chocoman (Chocoman) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 08:32 pm: Edit

1. About how much have you been studying?
Off and On since January, but more recently like an hour a day.

2. Which books have you been using? Which do you find helpful and which not?
10 Real and Barrons were helpful, Kaplan 1600 made me realize how much I suck at it.

3. Are you more worried about math or english?
I'm not sure. I'm a math person and I can't break higher than 720. My highest verbal ever was 680 on a 10real. I know I can do better at both, so each has me equally worried.

4. Target score.
700v, 740m

If I come home with a 1300-1350 I don't know what I'm going to do. i may kill someone.

By Sticksandstones (Sticksandstones) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:00 pm: Edit

- i was studying every night since Mid-Februrary but have recentlny stopped. in my april break this week, i am gonna study frekin hard.

-PR and 10RS

-even though i am asian, i am worried bout math.

-my expectations are a little lower than u guyz.
i want atleast between 1250-1300.oh well

By V1p3r (V1p3r) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 11:28 pm: Edit

Hello all!
I am taking it 1st May , it's the first time.

1)I am not the kind who studies.But sometimes I look at the vocab. list on the metro & tram.(about 20 minutes per day, but sometimes I look at people(girls) instead of studying(LOL) )

2)I have downloaded and printed out a short list of vocab. This is the only thing I got. I could have bought some practice books, but I don't see the point(IMO)

3)I am not worried about anything, I am just trying it.Hum...I am good at math, a bit about analogies.

4)This is a hard part, this part shows ppl's ambitions.1XXX(LOL)

By Emily_Uk (Emily_Uk) on Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 02:28 pm: Edit

1. About 1 hour a week up to now, just recently 2-3hrs a week or more.

2. 10RS and the Barron's Verbal and Maths books.

3. Maths... :(

4. Depends on the next 2 weeks revision... hopefully 720ish on the verbal and 700 at a push on the maths. I have done 2 of the RS and got a 710V and 620M without too much specific revision so...

By Vapajude87 (Vapajude87) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 02:26 pm: Edit

1. about 5 hours a week since january. starting tommorow though i'll try to study every day.

2. 10 Real Sats- the only + about this book is the many practice tests. Kaplan Verbal- i only use the vocab and root list in the back of the book.

3. i'm concerned about both but definitely more concerned about verbal.

4. about a 1250 (580V, 670M)

Good luck to everyone!

By Tallyrand (Tallyrand) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 06:25 am: Edit


By Fusiachi (Fusiachi) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:42 pm: Edit

Maybe 5-6 hours a month up until I took it the first time in March. I've since only been working on a bit of math occassionally.

2. 10 Real SATs initially to acquaint myself with the test. Now I'm just reviewing some geometric and algebraic concepts.

3. Not entirely concerned, but I know math will be my worse. Already have an 800 in verbal, so I could care less about it. Math was 640 the first time, but I'm confident I can score in the 700 range the next time round. My real concern is whether or not I'll get in as a standby.

4. Hoping for a 1500 (700M), but what are the odds of another 800V.

Good luck to all!

By Vinny919 (Vinny919) on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 12:39 am: Edit

1. 10-15 per week
2. 10 RS and PR book
4. 1550+ (800M 750+V)

I'm at about 1500 right now, but what sucks is I just took a practice verbal section and I missed 7 out of 30. argss....

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