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By Stelikepalli (Stelikepalli) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:47 pm: Edit

Since I am so stressed out about the SAT, I just want to know how much some of you guys have improved. Hopefully this will de-stress me a little. I've taken it 2 times and I've improved by 80 pts. Has anybody improved by over 250 pts, 300 pts, maybe even 350 pts????

By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:11 am: Edit

Congrats on improving your score already! Eighty is quite a lot. Mine dropped 30 the second time, and I didn't take it again. I wasn't looking at very selective colleges.

I think its very rare for a score to go up that much, especially since you've already improved by 80. Unless of course, you did a lot on your part to improve the score. Even with taking a class, more practice tests, or vocab, it would be rare to have such a huge score increase as you're hoping for. Sorry. =(

Don't stress too much. Have you tried the ACT? You can also show your efforts in a certain subject with SAT IIs, which are also required by some colleges anyways.

By Stephymarie (Stephymarie) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:17 am: Edit

I improved my psat score from sophomore to junior year by 230 pts. you can do it, good luck!

By Needhelp06 (Needhelp06) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:23 am: Edit

i improved my SAT I from 1330 to 1590 = 260 points.

By Mattlord (Mattlord) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 07:05 am: Edit

how did you do it, needhelp?!

By Umbrasquall (Umbrasquall) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:44 am: Edit


380 pts.

Took me two years of studying off and on. Taking lots of practice tests during the summers and memorizing vocabulary.

By Mercury (Mercury) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 09:45 am: Edit

PSAT 1350 (71M, 64V)
SAT 1520 (800M, 720V)

I took it cold, no classes or anything...

But then that's PSAT -> SAT...

By Shelly147 (Shelly147) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:28 pm: Edit

The first time I took it was the end of freshmen year- 1370

Second time I took it was the end of sophomore year- 1420

50 point increase!

But then, I took it beginning of senior year

1600, so 180 point increase :)

By Redbarn (Redbarn) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit

150 point increase from PSAT to SAT. 600 to 720 Verbal and 670 to 700 Math. Total 1270 to 1420. Learn those vocab words!

By Hollaratme (Hollaratme) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:45 pm: Edit

psat 1020 sat in may 1200 today hopefully 1350

By Gameguy56 (Gameguy56) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 12:49 pm: Edit

130 pt increase in 1 year!

Psat=66m 66v
SAT=710m 740v

I don't like memmorizing vocab, but I did take all 10RS and the two other tests that were released by the collegeboard and the free kaplan test and the 5 sparknotes tests. Hard work definitely pays off

By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:15 pm: Edit

Some of you are mentioning score increases from your first time (taking it cold), to more recent. I assumed Stelikepalli has already done some review, and me said he had taken it twice. My score also went up a lot. My first practice test was a 1060, lol. Finally I got 230 points higher. Not much by the standards of CC, but I was happy. That was over the course of two years.

By Phi2402 (Phi2402) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:20 pm: Edit

I started at an awful 970 (sophmore year) and have improved to a 1270.

300 points up.

Hope to break 1300 in the fall :)

By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:38 pm: Edit

Sophomore PSAT: 1190
Junior SAT: 1480

1480-1190 = 290

By Zas1987 (Zas1987) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:44 pm: Edit

PSAT: 1300
SAT: 1540

240 point increase :)

By Miamiman (Miamiman) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:44 pm: Edit

Sophomore PSAT: 1030
Junior PSAT: 1300

that's 270 points

By Wulfffish (Wulfffish) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 03:40 pm: Edit

I got stupid over the year

PSAT: 1490

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