|By Rebok2k2 (Rebok2k2) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 06:59 am: Edit|
10 Real SATI 2nd,3rd edition
Verbal workshop (Princeton)
memorized Word Smart I,II
memorized Gruber's SAT Vocabs 3400
i'm not a native so i had to practice a lot.
how many practice exams did you guys took?
|By Peach395 (Peach395) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 09:49 am: Edit|
Yeah, I would say so!
|By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 10:01 am: Edit|
yeah, looks like you're a machine
|By Rmac43 (Rmac43) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 10:07 am: Edit|
|By Geniezclone (Geniezclone) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 10:56 am: Edit|
way to go! how much time did you spend?
|By Tokenadult (Tokenadult) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 11:29 am: Edit|
I wouldn't have done any more than 10 Real SATs from that list. That's all my eleven-year-old (who has two languages to keep up) son did from that list, and he scored fine on the SAT I. Other than that, the thing to do to prepare for the SAT I is to READ, READ, READ, and READ in a variety of books in English, and to work challenging math problems from your homework. (Math is not a problem for people from many countries where the math homework is harder than in the United States--they are well prepared for the SAT I.) Memorizing words is a LOT less important than recognizing how context affects meaning if you desire to score well on the SAT I verbal (critical reading) section. Read some books you like, about subjects you like, and retire from test preparation.
Good luck on your test and in your college applications!
|By Rebok2k2 (Rebok2k2) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 12:28 pm: Edit|
the thing is i've only been in US for two years, so I didn't have much time to engage with variety of books. i hope it goes well... thanks for all the inspirations
|By R2005 (R2005) on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 03:56 pm: Edit|
"Memorizing words is a LOT less important..."
I disagree. Memorizing vocab makes all the difference for some.
For me, especially.
Verbal went up ~100 points in a month because of Kaplan's Verbal Workbook (those vocab words in the back, especially).
|By Tokenadult (Tokenadult) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit|
"Verbal went up ~100 points in a month"
Are you talking about taking actual SAT I tests, for real, or about taking some test-prep company's practice tests? And what was the beginning score, and what was the later score?
|By Rokurota (Rokurota) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 01:18 am: Edit|
What are you getting on your practice test though?
And I disagree as well. Learning vocab words gave me a 110 point boost in my score. And I memorized them.
|By Geniezclone (Geniezclone) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 11:22 am: Edit|
I agree with R2005 and Rokurota. I'll say vocab is very important for the verbal section. My verbal score went up like 200 points (in 10 Real SATs) after spending my Christmas break learning the vocab from Barron's Basic Word list.
Rebok2k2, how much did you get on your practice tests?
|By Rebok2k2 (Rebok2k2) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 07:11 am: Edit|
it varies a lot.
usually about 1510
but i can't be sure,
good luck everyone!
|By Geniezclone (Geniezclone) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:07 am: Edit|
good luck to you too!
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