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How many hours did you study for the SAT?

KeshiraKeshira Posts: 1,148Registered User Member
edited February 2008 in SAT Preparation
I just wanna get an idea of how much people usually prep for the SAT. Just post an estimate of how many hours you studied! :) If you didn't then just post 0.
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Replies to: How many hours did you study for the SAT?

  • Anon_Person_1Anon_Person_1 Posts: 2,453Registered User Senior Member
    for Oct '07-a disturbing amount of hours. went to a 60 hour prep class (useless but still time) + at LEAST 60-100 hours on my own (1-2 hours a day)

    for March '08-a relatively small amount. Friday and Saturday-probably 10-15 total
  • asc3ndasc3nd Posts: 547Registered User Member
    First time taking, started a month ago. Taking in March
    Taken 3 practice tests (so like 10 hrs)
    About 2 hrs prep first 2 weeks, then this week about 6 hrs (so about 10 hrs)
    I plan on doing about 2 hrs review every day before march (10 hrs)
    Total = 30 hrs over 4 weeks

    First time Goal: 2100 (2200 on my best day)
    Second time Goal (including superscore - in oct): 2300
  • arachnophobia12arachnophobia12 Posts: 2,722Registered User Senior Member
    0 .
  • dchow08dchow08 Posts: 3,267Registered User Senior Member
    Probably a total of over 40 hours is spent taking practice tests (4 hours a test, 10 tests, and then going over and analyzing answers)

    Actual studying, though:
    Well, I had to learn
    - essay (takes an hour: read RocketReview and read a sample 12 SAT essay and try to copy what they did in terms of structure)
    - math (none)
    - reading/vocabulary (maybe total of 5-10 hours learning all the words, reading practice was on practice tests)
    - writing (again, spent on practice tests)

    So total of around 50 hours if you include taking all 10 practice tests in the blue book.
  • xcrunner1478xcrunner1478 Posts: 260Registered User Junior Member
    blue book has 8 tests. lol
  • hec2008hec2008 Posts: 550Registered User Member
    2 hours :) my score wasn't the best and if I could do it again maybe I would have studied more, but it got me where I wanted to go and that is all that matters.
  • gary45gary45 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    4 - one practice test.
  • MishiruMishiru Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    Gah, too many. And I'm still not done... x_x
  • CollegeInfoCollegeInfo Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    I estimated about 115 hours or somewhere in that area. Wow that sounds like insane prep, but I doesn't feel that much. By the time I take it on March 1 I'll probably be up to 118 hours.
  • Joe_L514Joe_L514 Posts: 583Registered User Member
    I took about 6 practice tests for march 08.. so approximately 24 hours..
  • ButternutButternut Posts: 2,002Registered User Senior Member
    About 5. 4 for a practice test, then one on math. I got a 1930, so I'm planning on studying about 10 hours a week until June, when I'll take it again. Well, maybe not quite as much when I get closer to the test date......we'll see. :)
  • Supercai27Supercai27 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    a hundred thousand
  • ServeDin14ServeDin14 Posts: 74Registered User Junior Member
    About 50 hours of my life went to SAT studying/practice exams.
  • paki786paki786 Posts: 862Registered User Member
    quality not quantity
  • asdfjkl1asdfjkl1 Posts: 1,950Registered User Senior Member
    Um about 1-4 hours per day for a few months.
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