What were your SATs the 1st time? 2nd time? etc.

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By Iceangeljt (Iceangeljt) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit

What did you get the first time you took the SATs? 2nd time? etc. etc. and what is your highest composite?


1st time: 1340 (670 V, 670 M)
2nd time: 1450 (720 V, 730 M)

Only taken two times so far

By Benzinspeicher (Benzinspeicher) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 04:00 pm: Edit

1st: 1270 (710 M, 560 V)
2nd: 1310 (720 M, 590 V)
3rd: 1320 (800 M, 520 V)
Composite: 1390 (800 M, 590 V)

Finally stopped making careless errors in math. Had trouble reading that day though.

By Dukedreamer (Dukedreamer) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 04:13 pm: Edit

How did you ever get over the careless mistake thing?? I am making really simple mistakes... (i.e. one time the problem said positive, i thought it meant even) I keep getting in the low 700's, but I know I am more than capable of making a 800. Did you do any special prep, or something during the test to stop making those stupid careless mistakes?

By Mhawk177 (Mhawk177) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 04:22 pm: Edit

First: 780m 620v
Second: 720m 610v :(

I started reading The Da Vinci Code the night before and I couldn't put it down until 2am. bad call on my part.... Ill be taking it in November or sometime around then hoping to get my verbal to up near 700

By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 05:02 pm: Edit

First: 710 M 740 V
Second: 1600

I only retook it to bring up my math since I had gotten 80 on the PSAT and 800 on the Math IIC and knew I was easily capable. The verbal I wasn't really concerned with but I just had a good test day or something.

By Yermama (Yermama) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 05:10 pm: Edit

First: 600 M 610 V = 1210
Second: 640 M 780 V = 1450


By Iceangeljt (Iceangeljt) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 05:38 pm: Edit

I didn't do any prep... the second time I just felt like I had more time and didnt have to rush. I had time to check over my answers.

By Tangerine (Tangerine) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 06:23 pm: Edit

First: 580 M 620 V
Second: 620 M 670 V
Third: 630 M 710 V


I'm mathematically challenged

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 06:54 pm: Edit

First: 680 V; 640 M = 1320
Second: 800 V; 780 M = 1580

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit

Yermama - how did you get such an increase in verbal score! Please tell me all that you did.

By Falcoboy77 (Falcoboy77) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit

Hey soul of heaven - How did you get such a big point increase?!!!

By Crazykidd (Crazykidd) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 09:39 pm: Edit

First: 720 V, 730 M = 1450
Second: 740 V, 800 M = 1540

i think im done

By Lame (Lame) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 10:29 pm: Edit

First, which was in the beginning of 10th grade, 650/650=1300
Second, end of Junior Year, 710M 780V=1490.

By Benzinspeicher (Benzinspeicher) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:29 pm: Edit

princeton review taught me to check the work better

By Chocoman (Chocoman) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:56 pm: Edit

first - 1300 (630v, 670m)
second - 1470 (750v, 720m)

I'm gonna take them again.

By Willywonka (Willywonka) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 12:01 am: Edit

First- 1350 (720 V, 630 M)
Second- 1430 (780 V, 650 M)


By Jrboog05 (Jrboog05) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit

1st: 1270 - 660M
2nd: 1310 - 680M
3rd: 1310 - 700M

Gonna take it a 4th time in Oct...

Hoping for 700+ V <--(big stretch for me) and 800 M.

Hopefully, a summer's worth of reading will help me. (anyone recommend any good books for CR?)

By Feuler (Feuler) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 12:39 am: Edit

First- 1590 (790 V, 800M).

Well unless you count the 1210 (590 V, 620 M) I got in 7th grade. But middle school doesn't count.

By Bettina (Bettina) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 02:18 am: Edit

DD got 1490 (770 V, 710 M)
We are figuring no retake is necessary since these scores won't keep you out of any school in the nation. Is there something missing in this logic? I haven't heard that any better scores will help you particularly.

Didn't I just read that Yale had the highest avg scores in the last freshman class ever, and it was 1500?

I'm very impressed with the increases in some of the scores above, though. Good work! We are told a 50 point swing either way is in the norm.

DD did not study, except to do a practice test or two the day before (College Board's 10 Real Tests.) Friends who took the study class offered at school (through a 3rd party) were generally disappointed with results. These were generally not the top students, but still good students in a rigorous prep school, fyi.

By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 02:30 am: Edit

1st- 1340 640 verbal, 700 math

2nd - 1480 720 verbal, 760 math

By Toomuch2say87 (Toomuch2say87) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit

670 v/620 M= 1290
660 V/640 M= 1300
780 V/780M= 1560!

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 02:47 pm: Edit

Facolboy: I don't really know how to account for my subpar score the first time, except that I hadn't studied much. I guess it was a blessing in disguise since it forced me to study a bit more intensely the following summer. I'm really a pretty good student and I think the second time around was much more like my real ability.

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit

Toomuch2say87, what type of prep/studying did you do to raise your scores that much?! Congrats.. that's awesome!

By Scm007 (Scm007) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 03:41 pm: Edit


800 math
740 verbal

I've only taken it once. Maybe I'll take the ACT's instead in September.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 04:02 pm: Edit

Soulofheaven: You're my inspiration right now! lol, from a 1320 to a 1580.

First time: 1220 (610M 610V)

Second time: 1320 (690M 630V)

I'm going to take it in October or November, hopefully for a 1580 just like soulofheaven! Just can't make my careless math errors. I know I can get an 800 with math. Need some help thought with deciding which test I should take, October or November. What do you guys think? Are the curves better in November? Is the test harder in October? Insight please...

By Sulskman (Sulskman) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit

640 M
670 V

after reading UP your score and attending refresher courses and doing two more ten Real SATs:

640 M
680 V


By Smpaladin (Smpaladin) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 05:57 pm: Edit

1st - 1230 (630M 600V)
2nd - 1260 (680M 580V)

Composite - 1280 (680M 600V)

By Mark123yo (Mark123yo) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 07:06 pm: Edit

1330 (610v, 720m) then 1490 (720v,770m) then 1550 (750v, 800m)
prep: 10 real sats 2nd and 3rd ed.
princeton review online.. hs paid for it
kaplan sat verbal workbook
the 750 verbal was a shock.. im usually not that good at english stuff
oh yeah.. i do lots of crosswords.. might've helped me.. dont really know what to credit the 220 pt gain

By Geoguy (Geoguy) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 09:35 pm: Edit

1. 1150
1 month break
2. 1130
5 month break
3. 1300

By Tenbelow (Tenbelow) on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

1st: 1490 (700m, 790v)
2nd: 1500 (700m, 800v)

I've gotten a 700 math on 3 of the 10 Reals I've taken. I'm taking it one more time just to see if I can improve it... I seem stuck at this number! I'm perfectly happy with my score, though!

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 09:26 am: Edit

Adidasty: will you be applying ED/EA anywhere? If so, the November score may not reach them in time for consideration. Hence if you will be taking the ED route, I suggest you take the October one.

However, have you taken all your SAT IIs? If not, then the October date should be used to complete the SAT II requirements. (assuming you are doing ED)

If you will be applying Regular decision only, then there is no difference between October and November.

By Akid4 (Akid4) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 01:47 pm: Edit

1st: 1350 (660V, 690M)
2nd: 1420 (670V, 750M)
3rd: 1580 (800V, 780M)

By Zenacolleen16 (Zenacolleen16) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit

1st: 1400 (660 V, 740M)
2nd: 1500 (720 V, 780 M)
Totally psyched, I just got my scores today, waiting was so hard....but I'm done!!!!!

By Calidan (Calidan) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 05:31 pm: Edit

1st: 640 V + 660 M = 1300

2nd: 700 V + 710 M = 1410

I might retake again to get 1450+... I know that I can improve both by at least 20 pts. with some more studying (i.e. vocab, since I haven't ever done it!). But overall, I'm really happy and proud of my scores (especially my most recent one! It took a lot of studying.).

By Taptele (Taptele) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 09:39 am: Edit

1st: 1420 M:700 v:720
2nd: 1490 M:740 V:750
I think i'm going 2 retake. That maths score needs to go higher and I want 1500+

By Adnan88 (Adnan88) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 10:29 am: Edit

Are these the real SATs. Like the ones you actually registered for. Or does this include the NMSQT (sort of PPSAT) that some kids take in 10th grade. I got a 1170 on my NMSQT, which doesnt count. Just wondering if your first scores included that.

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