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By Dave123 (Dave123) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:20 pm: Edit

Hi, I come here every four weeks and I'm in 8th grade. I remember I posted here a couple months ago that I got an 1170 (640 verbal, 530 math)

Well I've taken it like three times since then, but I think my most accurate score was my last one (670 verbal, 580 math).

I can't really get higher than a 610 on math because I've never really studied for the test, only taken practice tests.

I think If I use a princeton review book that I recently bought, I could easil raise my math to a 650.

My last verbal breakdown was 18 on sc, 15 on analogies, and 35 on RC, and my score should enjoy a significant imrovement without analogies.

1. Should I be able two get a 1480 on just these two sections (750 v, 730 m) by the time I take it
in 11th grade?

2. For writing, has anyone read Grammar Smart by PR? Unlike math and verbal, I studied for writing but didn't take any practice tests. Can anyone who has used this book comment on their success using it and if it covers everything on the test?

I think that writing is the easiest section by far, particularly "rewriting" sentences and changing paragraphes, because an experienced ear is often all that is necesary to detect the right answer.

By Haithman (Haithman) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:34 pm: Edit

Why have you taken the SAT 3 times in 8th grade!?

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:52 pm: Edit

Better question: Why are you thinking about the SAT in 8th grade? ;)

By Dave123 (Dave123) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 09:22 pm: Edit

please just answer the questions

By Guitarshredder (Guitarshredder) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

Who knows...take it again in 3 years and see how you do. You shouldn't be worrying about this stuff.

By Jbaby262 (Jbaby262) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 09:55 pm: Edit

hey just wait for the new sat to come out...and hopefully you will get above a 1400 cuz its gonna be outta 2400..and learn how to use "two" correctly in your first question...

By Ohlookasquirrel (Ohlookasquirrel) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 12:38 am: Edit

Calm down first off, it's eighth grade.

Focus on learning and a social life, not arbitrary tests.

To put your score in perspective though, I took the SAT in sixth grade and got in the 1000's. I just took it in the 11th grade and got a 1600.

So yes, your goal will probably work.

Don't burn out though, I didn't prep til three weeks before the test, in eighth grade I was thinking about...possibly puppydogs.

By Songster87 (Songster87) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit

Your 8th grade score + 300 points = approximately your 11th grade score.

Your brain's not really fully developed as an 8th grader yet, so the +300 points occurs pretty naturally.

Though you should definitely get away from this site if you're an 8th grade... ;)

By Cards10 (Cards10) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 01:08 pm: Edit

shut up your a little kid/ dont worry about the SAT's you must be a loner..huh..i feel bad...

By Wrathofgod64 (Wrathofgod64) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit

if u want people to answer ur question, dont say ur an 8th grader first but i'm a soph now, and when i took the sat in 7th grade for johns hopkins i got 1190, now i'm getting 1400 no prep

By Adrianwuzhere (Adrianwuzhere) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 03:33 pm: Edit

i raised my score about 350 points from 7th grade to 11th grade (i took it w/ duke.. not for fun or anything).. but i didnt study when i took it last so it could still go up.
but 8th grade is way to early to be worrying about this stuff.. you're going to burn out.. most of the stuff on the sat you'll learn your freshman and sophomore years.. i'd advise just waiting till high school before trying to raise your score.

and BTW.. the SAT is stupid.. not worth this much agony! =)

By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 03:46 pm: Edit

I agree with Adrianwuzhere; you should not worry too much.

When I took the SAT in 9th grade without any preparation, my score went up 400 points from when I took the test in 7th grade. Thus, I think that you will have very little trouble with getting a 1480+ if you already have a 1250 (which is a great score).

By Tinkerchelle (Tinkerchelle) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 05:58 pm: Edit

i got a 1260 when i took the SATs in 8th grade (for CTY) without studying, and without much preparation, a 1520 as a junior in highschool...so you should be okay for yr goal.

By Jsberting (Jsberting) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 06:44 pm: Edit

probably a liar

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 07:30 pm: Edit

It's all natural, man. Do well in school and it will naturally come to you, you don't need to be taking so many practice tests now. You won't believe how long it will be until you take the real thing, and how different you'll be. Right now, you should be studying the CONCEPTS, not taking practice tests.

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 09:48 pm: Edit

I'm another CTY kid.

1330 8th grade - minimal studying (720/610).

1560 11th grade - minimal studying (790/770).

By Oasis (Oasis) on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 08:43 am: Edit

Forget about SAT during 8th grade. Participate and focus your time instead on AMC/AIME. You won't regret it when you become a high schooler.

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