Asian verbal score: from 650 to 720+ (miracle?)

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By Best_Wr (Best_Wr) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit

is it?

By Best_Wr (Best_Wr) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 03:46 pm: Edit

i practiced so hard, but i seem to fall short of 700 mark. right now, i'm using barron's to study verbal. Is this harder than real SAT?

Has anyone raised from 600s to solid 700+, and what did you do? (my weakness: analogy and reading, improving though.)

By Ultimatemath (Ultimatemath) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit

No, I don't think that is a miracle.

Know the words. A good book is *Hot Words for the SAT I*(Barrons's). My verbal teacher strongly recommended this book. Another, more common one is Word Smart, which is also good.
If you know words like
-Surreptitious, skulk, furtive,
-pacify, mollify, emollient,
-zealous, fervent,
-antedilluvian, antiquated, etc.
then you have a good start (doesn't mean you are perfect though)

Well, good luck

By Korinfox (Korinfox) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 04:08 pm: Edit

nope not a miracle, just study, practice, and study, and read... I went from a 620-650 to a 730V on the actual SAT. Its possible.

By 1212 (1212) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit

my asian verbal score went from 550 to 750 in 5 months, practice a sh*tload of question you might went to check out some of my previous posts on CR

By Krbxtigerz (Krbxtigerz) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 05:22 pm: Edit

1212 how did u go from 550 to 750????
I need help in verbal too....
can u tell me what u did?????? i need to raise my verbal by october...thanks

By Joshjmgs (Joshjmgs) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit

Its VERY possible. I think with 2 months of training your eye for the sentence comp and analogies, you'll find that theyre cake. Reading comprehension takes some work if youre not strong in that area. Read books (literature, not Harry Potter) and articles (New York Times is good, lots of vocab words) and start to develop your own strategy for reading the passage and answering the questions.

By Ultimatemath (Ultimatemath) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 07:35 pm: Edit

Reading a News or Political Magazine definitel helps for reading comprehension. National Review, US News, etc. The articles in editorial section are above college level and uses many college-level-and-above vocabularies. If you get those, you are in good shape. (Frankly, I still don't get some of them)

By Artzyamy (Artzyamy) on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:49 pm: Edit

azn verbal :) 640 to 750 - princeton review verbal!! take a few practice verbal sections in 10 real and ur set, memorize words if u have time, but that probably won't help u as much as if u knew the test better

By Silverstar (Silverstar) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 02:05 am: Edit

its very possible. the first time I took a diagnostic SAT, i got 630 on verbal. That was last summer, and after prepping for AP Eng Lang all year last year, my recent verbal practice test scores have been around 720-760.

By Skapoor1 (Skapoor1) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 10:25 am: Edit

Read Invisible Man and Catch-22, full of vocab words and terrific books.

By Rainsparkle (Rainsparkle) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 01:47 pm: Edit

i went from a 650 to a 760 in one go, and the only thing i did different was get more sleep... and im asian.

By Best_Wr (Best_Wr) on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit

so i guess it's not a miracle.
has anyone used tutoring or spend few hundred $$$ to raise score? Or can I do it just by hard work?

By Rainsparkle (Rainsparkle) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 08:31 am: Edit

if you can get a hold of the priceton review books, and do LOTS of practice, then you can do without.

By Pcrunner17 (Pcrunner17) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 08:44 am: Edit

I don't get it -- are asians supposed to get lower verbal scores or something..? I thought, statistically, they scored higher in general? Perhaps that's just math?

By Ledyana (Ledyana) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:11 am: Edit

any korean here? in my school most of the korean get 1500 above (some 1600) for their sat.. they can memorize like thousand of words in just 2-3 weeks..

By Rainsparkle (Rainsparkle) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:14 am: Edit

well thats not a stereotype...

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:15 am: Edit

I got a korean friend. She's pretty smart but she does awful on SAT's. She won't even tell me or anyone her score. But she took a class and she'd memorize 50-100 words in a day and she just moved here 3 years ago.

They get higher math scores, generally. Its a stereotype that they suck at verbal. I'm not sure if its that they suck compared to math or compared to the average. hmm...

By Akid4 (Akid4) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit

If you are more worried about analogies, get the Kaplan SAT and PSAT book. For critical reading, get 10 Real SATs. I also read Catch-22 the week I studied and it put tons of the vocab words in context. Those books helped my score go from 660 to 800.

By Dkm (Dkm) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:17 pm: Edit

i am asian...i went from 420 to a 610 with out any prep

after spending a summer- memorizing words, real hard work, do practice tests.... now i have a 740

By Chidimma (Chidimma) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:04 pm: Edit

it happened to me (I'm not asian). I read more and studied vocab and practiced. :)

By Best_Wr (Best_Wr) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:41 am: Edit


By Rainsparkle (Rainsparkle) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 09:23 am: Edit

why do you ask?

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