Decrease in scores?
Ok, so I took the March 1st SAT, my first time, and wasn't thrilled with my scores. cr:700, m:690, wr:670, essay 8. My Psat scores were much much higher- cr:78, m:76, wr:80, so I was expecting at least a 2200 on the march sat. I just find it really weird that my scores went down so much.. I knew I messed up a few problems on math so I was expecting a score around 690 but I thought I did very well on writing and at least a 740 on cr! Prior to taking the march sats, I did a few practice tests but I'm guessing my lower scores were due to a) never having taken a practice test in one sitting before (I always split up the sections and did them separately, never did it in 4 hours at one time) b) never written an essay before (I was thinking of examples the night before.. smart I know =/). So that's probably why I didn't do as well as I hoped but I still thought I'd do better than a 2060! Especially considering the 234 I got on my Psats, which I didn't really prepare for at all. What do you guys think? Did I just not practice enough or was I just too nervous at taking it the first time? I'm going to retake them in June, do you guys have any tips for me? Especially with writing essays? Also, what books do you think I should use.. I already did all the practice tests in the blue book and did the practice tests from the collegeboard online course. Thanks so much!
Last edited by blissen; 03-21-2008 at 09:32 PM.