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Biggest Improvment Sat Stories

ilovebusinessilovebusiness Posts: 263- Junior Member
edited September 2013 in SAT Preparation
list your biggest improvment sat story it can also be psat such as soph yr psat 180 junior yr sat 210(thats not mine its just example) and how did u achieve it? books used?
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  • ccriccri Posts: 199Registered User Junior Member
    PSAT. sophomore year: 184. junior year:222.
    Took a couple of practice tests, including both the SAT and PSAT.
  • Chris_CChris_C Posts: 307- Junior Member
    Wow, that is like a 400 point increase, and without a tutor. I hope your parents bought you a BMW 5 series of something of similar value.

    I am a well-paid tutor and very few of my students have increased their score more than about 350 points.
  • RyanoneRyanone Posts: 229Registered User Junior Member
    My daughter got a a 1530 SAT as an 11 year old, and a 2020 as a 12 year old.
  • 714nD1714nD1 Posts: 815Registered User Member
    My daughter got a a 1530 SAT as an 11 year old
    My friend's 17, he goes to a course here, and he just managed a 1450. :)

    Your daughter's improvement is impressive indeed, but it's much easier to go from 1500 to 1800 than from 2000-2300.
    I am kind of more interested in reading about 300+ points improvements in higher score ranges, say 1900+.

    Personally, I jumped 200 points ahead, from 1800 to a 2000. Books used::>PR cracking & Barron's 22nd.
  • cameliasinensiscameliasinensis Posts: 2,294Registered User Senior Member
    My verbal scores were always very high, but I raised my math score from 650 to 760 by taking practice sections (not entire tests, just the math sections) from the "blue book." I'd taken a prep course before that, but I got a lower score after the course than I had before, so that was a huge waste of time and money.
  • backfirebackfire Posts: 1,155Registered User Senior Member
    1700(before the start of junior year)-> 2090(end of junior year june test)

    did like 300 hours of prep. practice tests, exercises, etc. all self taught...
  • EvilSpongeEvilSponge Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    1900 (end of sophomore year) to 2340 (near end of junior year).

    i concentrated ridiculously hard on the actual test.
  • Easton722Easton722 Posts: 466Registered User Member
    We'll see in June.
  • AverageteenAverageteen Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    I got a 1990 on the SAT I in the spring of my junior year. In the fall of my senior year (Oct 2007), I managed to land a 2200. I credit the improvement to the College Board SAT book. I also felt much more relaxed the second time around while taking the actual test.
  • kennyk616kennyk616 Posts: 722- Member
    averageteen, I got 2000 in MArch, similar to your score!!
    hopefully by Oct i'll be able to land a 2200+ :P
    all you did was using the blue book?
  • AverageteenAverageteen Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    Yes, kennyk616, all I did was use the Blue book! I was amazed at the score improvement! Trust me, you want that book.
  • mikenthemaddog66mikenthemaddog66 Posts: 2,680Registered User Senior Member
    177 - psat soph year
    2120 - SAT Junior year
    2240 - SAT Senior year.

    Did all the prep books, Barrons 2400, Kaplan 2400, blue book. I also recommend reading british lit and economic journals.
  • kennyk616kennyk616 Posts: 722- Member
    my problem was all sentence completion though.
    is blue book good enough for vocabs (sentence completion problems)?
  • AverageteenAverageteen Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    Blue book is good enough for anything. Trust me man.
  • kennyk616kennyk616 Posts: 722- Member
    some more stories to boost up our confidence?
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