SAT I: How many times is too many?

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By R2005 (R2005) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 06:57 pm: Edit

I've heard multiple people say 3 times is top.

Unfortunately, I never knew about this until I completed my SAT's.

The first three times I took the test, my score would increase in 30 point increments. I was so involved in my EC's and with schoolwork that I practically disregarded the fact that I needed to study between these periods. Yes, that was stupid. I am aware of this.

But, prior to the May SAT, I studied like a madman. And my score went up 100 points.

Is this STILL bad?

Any help would be appreciated.

By R2005 (R2005) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit


By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 08:40 pm: Edit

Look at past threads ... this issue has been discussed ad nauseam.

Let people SAY all they want, there has been no evidence on CC that taking the tests multiple times hurt anyone. On the other hand, there is ample and verifiable evidence that taking the test several times is beneficial for college admssions.

By Firebird12637 (Firebird12637) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 09:27 pm: Edit

3 or 4 shouldnt be too much, too much is like 5 or 6

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 09:32 pm: Edit

I agree that common sense would dictate that 5 or 6 is too much. Let's remember that college admissions is not driven by common sense but by competitive forces.

Would you prefer a 1300 in 3 ... or a 1600 in 6 attempts?


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