I took the SAT for the first time, without studying, on collegeboard.org and I got a 1730. I understand that that is okay, but where could I get it up to by Sophomore of Junior year if I started studying? Please also consider the fact that I am a freshman.
Depends...if you haven't taken algebra or geometry, you have a lot to learn and you can increase your math score by quite a bit. Can't really predict your sophomore or junior year scores, but I'd say 1900-2100 with a reasonable amount of studying. Of course it could be higher or lower.
As a freshmen, you still don't know most of the math skills that will be on the SAT. I say wait till your junior year and take it in November then June (if needed). Your reading skills will also develop over the years. Good luck!
I mean, you might have already learned algebra II and geometry, I don't know. However a 540 is fairly weak so I doubt it. You have two years to build up your math skills (as well as reading, writing).
As an anecdote:
I took the SAT as a freshman too. I got a 580 on the math.
But my projected SAT math score from the junior year PSAT was 730.
I didn't really do much studying at all, it was just the knowledge I had gained. The math portion isn't really hard as long as you've learned the stuff.
As a freshman I got a score that was very similar to yours (175 on the PSAT) and by doing almost nothing over the course of a year, it went up 18 points to a 193. If you were to study quite a bit over the year, I'm sure you'd be able to make a score that would almost qualify you for NSMF status as a sophomore, and then in the next year, before you take it for real, study a bit more to raise your score comfortably above the NMSF score zone.
I was in your situation too when I was a freshman, but in the summer between sophomore and junior year, I studied really hard and got a 2200. So, yeah, you definitely have time
Nothing is impossible, so it's certainly silly to say you won't be able to get a 2300+ if you study enough. Study your ass off and see what happens. If your score goes up to around a 2100 by Sophomore year, you might be able to get it up to a 2300+ by the time you're a senior. It's going to be a combination of intelligence and work ethic.
As a freshmen, you still don't know most of the math skills that will be on the SAT. I say wait till your junior year and take it in November then June (if needed). Your reading skills will also develop over the years. Good luck!
Actually, the SAT I covers Algebra I only, so a freshman would know all of it.
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I took the SAT as a freshman too. I got a 580 on the math.
But my projected SAT math score from the junior year PSAT was 730.
I didn't really do much studying at all, it was just the knowledge I had gained. The math portion isn't really hard as long as you've learned the stuff.
Best of luck.
Actually, the SAT I covers Algebra I only, so a freshman would know all of it.