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My Fast SAT Prep Guide: How I went 2080 -> 2340 In 10 Days

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Replies to: My Fast SAT Prep Guide: How I went 2080 -> 2340 In 10 Days

  • ZombieDanteZombieDante Registered User Posts: 3,895 Senior Member
    He said CAS which isn't even allowed I think...
  • herozero1234herozero1234 Registered User Posts: 624 Member
    i like this thread a lot, very good.

    I have majority of the books here, so now i know how to use them perfectly. Thank you very much! hope to see improvement!!

    And for the SAT online free practice test, does someone actually grade your essay?
  • aussietechieaussietechie Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    Thanks for the marvelous guide!!! I just had one question? Should I get the blue book right now or get the blue book closer to January when I take it. Or should I just the Barron's I got from the library?

    -No worries to all of you :) Glad to help. I would say get it now, it is recently updated and not likely to change soon, and you can always start with a bit of early revision to work out how long it will take you to reach your target scores. And re: barrons - depends on which barrons book it is.

    Thank you for posting this guide. Some of the books suggested seemed a little out of date. For example the latest edition of the blue book that I could find on Amazon was a 2009 version. Do you think that will matter?

    -Check the link I have to the BB. It works, I just tried it.
  • aussietechieaussietechie Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    Why do you recommend having a Ti-NSPIRE even if you already have a TI-89. Does it help that much more?

    --I feel that it does. It is a lot faster to use than the 89 IMO, having used both, so if you have time to learn how to use it (>1 month), then get the Nspire.

    He said CAS which isn't even allowed I think...

    --It is 100% allowed.

    And for the SAT online free practice test, does someone actually grade your essay?

    --Nope, just a computer program that tries to estimate a score sadly. But post your essay on the SAT forums and I'm sure someone will have a look. Even link me to your thread in a reply to this post and if I have time I'll try and take a look.
  • bfnk786bfnk786 Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    I just had one question? Should I get the blue book right now or get the blue book closer to January when I take it. Or should I just the Barron's I got from the library?
  • VapperssVapperss Registered User Posts: 262 Junior Member
    ^ he answered that exact question already
  • bfnk786bfnk786 Registered User Posts: 31 New Member
    ^^ Where?

    10 char
  • VapperssVapperss Registered User Posts: 262 Junior Member
    Thanks for the marvelous guide!!! I just had one question? Should I get the blue book right now or get the blue book closer to January when I take it. Or should I just the Barron's I got from the library?

    No worries to all of you Glad to help. I would say get it now, it is recently updated and not likely to change soon, and you can always start with a bit of early revision to work out how long it will take you to reach your target scores. And re: barrons - depends on which barrons book it is.
  • VapperssVapperss Registered User Posts: 262 Junior Member
    Don't really know how to Quote yet :/
  • echoyjeff222echoyjeff222 Registered User Posts: 316 Member
    for SAT hard problems only, will gruber's work or not?
  • SharonSUNYSharonSUNY Registered User Posts: 444 Member
    Bookmarked**
    do you suggest doing this right before the SAT or extensively over and over again (I'm taking it in oct)
    1680 :( shooting for 1820+
  • Edeleon004Edeleon004 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Ima try it, i got 2020 in june. Im taking it in probably oct so we will c
  • rvergnaudrvergnaud Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    WOW! Definitely going to try it. THANK YOU!
  • WhaleWhaleWhaleWhale Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    A Tinspire CAS isn't really necessary for the reasoning test, though it's definitely helpful for the SAT II math I and II. The one with a touchpad is pretty much the same as the other.

    You can also get three free previously administered tests that were practice tests for the past three years (three of them I believe) from collegeboard online somewhere (I might post the link later)

    Otherwise, great guide!
  • aussietechieaussietechie Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    >>for SAT hard problems only, will gruber's work or not?
    It sure will. I got 790 in math, just used Grubers.

    >>Bookmarked**
    >> do you suggest doing this right before the SAT or extensively over and over again (I'm taking it in oct)
    >> 1680 shooting for 1820+
    Good luck! Definitely an achievable target. I would say do what you think is right; either do this for a week, take 2 weeks off, do it again, or space it out and do it slowly until October.

    & Thanks guys :)
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