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What is my SAT score? How do I add these up?

laur808laur808 Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
I took the SAT's not too long ago and this is what I recieved for scores...

Critical Reading 520
Math 440
Writing 530

How do I add these up to know my score?
Do you just add them all together?
Or is there some other crazy method to find out my score?
Please help. Thanks :)
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Replies to: What is my SAT score? How do I add these up?

  • ThinkDifferentThinkDifferent Posts: 491Registered User Member
    Add them all together = 1490.
  • Theatershadow25Theatershadow25 Posts: 30Registered User New Member
    also, you can divide your score by 3 and multiply by 2 (yes, it is the same answer as the one you would get w/ cross multiplication) and that would be your score equivalant on the old SAT (for the older people when you're sick of explaining the score difference.)
    your score is 993.33...3 :)
  • PerplexitudinousPerplexitudinous Posts: 673Registered User Member
    I would be interested in hearing about this score difference. After all, 800 * 2 / 3 = 533.333...
  • FiggyFiggy Posts: 2,717Registered User Senior Member
    wow perp...just wow...
  • bigmrpigbigmrpig Posts: 288Registered User Junior Member
    "also, you can divide your score by 3 and multiply by 2 (yes, it is the same answer as the one you would get w/ cross multiplication) and that would be your score equivalant on the old SAT (for the older people when you're sick of explaining the score difference.)
    your score is 993.33...3 "

    Well, the proper way to do that would be to add CR and Math together. Collegeboard even said that CR was comparable to the verbal section, and colleges treat CR and the old verbal section the same way. I don't know why you would try to use your writing score in any way to calculate a score to compare to a test without writing. Just add CR and Math.
  • PerplexitudinousPerplexitudinous Posts: 673Registered User Member
    Ah... a formula to change a three-test score to a two-test score. I see.

    Edit: I was just curious because I've heard that the new test is easier than the old test, although I've never seen any figures to back this up. I understand what was meant now.
  • FiggyFiggy Posts: 2,717Registered User Senior Member
    Nope it's not easier...it's scaled.
  • Theatershadow25Theatershadow25 Posts: 30Registered User New Member
    well, I am assuming that the old SAT verbal section had some elements of writing (I took the new one my junior year, 1st time), therefore allowing the formula I posted earlier to be justifiable, thats all. But thanks for putting the "official/proper" way on here also bigmrpig.
    *excuse the humble newbie*
  • thelonelyantthelonelyant Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    so i just got my sat scores back, took it for the first time.

    reading 600
    math 710
    writing 630
    multiple choice 64
    essay 08

    so i was wondering, do I just add the first 3 sections (1940) or do I also add the multiple choice and essay sections? I think the multiple choice and essay scores are just sub-sections so I'm guessing I don't actually add those to my total. Just wondering.
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