Grubers Sat Dilemna

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By Help on Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 04:42 pm: Edit

I have a little problem. I am a high school junior and on the 5 tests that I took out of the ten real Sat's, I have consistantly scored anywhere from 1530 to 1570. I also bought Gruber's Sat, (I have already memorized the 3,400 word list and have finished the strategy section), and upon taking two practice tests have scored only a 1450 and a 1440! What do you think I should do... I heard that the grubers book is very good, however the verbal sections appear to be completely nonrepresentative of the test format...

I need some advice,


By weezer on Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 04:53 pm: Edit

so wheres the problem? obviously not in your scores

By Bea420 (Bea420) on Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 05:04 pm: Edit

I wouldn't put too much faith in any one book's SAT. You sound like you have prepared well for the exam. Just take the test and see what happens.

By bincentlee on Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 06:50 pm: Edit

i have the same problem with gruber's book. i think the questions are significantly harder in that book in comparison with the real SAT's. I wouldn't worry much if I were you

By asdfge on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 04:00 pm: Edit

Infact, using this book will have an adverse effect on your verbal abilities. I scored a 790 verbal by using only real tests. Don't limit yourself to the 10 real SAT's. I asked around for many months and was able to gather an illegal collection of 25 real tests-- that is every released may, oct and jan tests since 1995. I'm very proud of my collection. I really don't know what to do with my collection. I was thinking about posting them on the internet, but I decided against it since that would be grossly illegal !

By K.S on Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 07:06 am: Edit

Additional practice test would definately help.25 additional tests is a great collection!.Can you please post them.

By Help on Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 01:21 pm: Edit

I would be willing to buy your 25 practice tests for a good price. Can you post your email, so we can work out a deal thank you...

By Help on Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 05:10 pm: Edit


Please respond asdfge

By Bump on Saturday, December 28, 2002 - 10:56 pm: Edit


By Bump on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 04:08 pm: Edit


By Bump on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 10:34 pm: Edit


By me on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 01:04 pm: Edit

asdfge, I would also be interested in your did you get them? How much would u sell them 4

By yah on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 01:11 pm: Edit

i would buy too

By umakris on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 - 05:07 pm: Edit

i have about 15 or 20 actual sat I tests I want to sell. any takers.

By umakris on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 - 05:09 pm: Edit

sorry, those seriously interested only email me at

By John on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 - 06:08 pm: Edit

You could be 10 real SATs book. Those are usually the best representations and have the least wrong answers.

By Your mother on Wednesday, January 01, 2003 - 07:39 pm: Edit

Hey, I practiced with the Real SAT book and scored consistently around 1400. Then I took the test and got 1460. I don't know if that helps you at all, but I really think that the RealSAT was very accurate in trying to emulate the actual SAT test.

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