This thread is for to help students who are struggling with the SAT due to their English level (which I'm one of them). If you're are frustrated with the CR and the writing section because you don't have many advantage as the native English speakers, you are welcome to discuss your situation. The native speakers are also welcome in this thread. Especially, if you can give some piece of advice of us, you're appreciated to do so.
So here's my situation. I've been in this country for about 5 years, and my English is keep getting better. In school, I've taken a lot of advanced courses (honors and APs), and my GPA is something like 3.99 UW. However, I just noticed the SAT is one of my problem. I took a practice SAT that was hosted by Sylvan three weeks ago, and I've got 490 on the CR, and 570 on the writing (54 on the MC, and 9 on the essay). I took the real deal yesterday, but I'm not sure I've done any better in the reading and writing sections. This summer, I'll be studying hard to retake it in October, but I'm not sure going through the Blue Book is the most effective and the only way to study. So, if you can give piece of advice to improve my scores to me, that would be really appreciated. Thanks!