okay so just a few months ago, i was one of the people on this website who was always trying to comfort myself by saying SAT scores didn't matter, etc. i always said that admissions are holisitic, and therefore other things matter more than something you walk in one day and simply test.
while i still believe this, however, i've kind of changed my attitude towards the test. yes, i was not someone who walked out with a 2400, but i was someone who was commited to raising my score.
i worked in the summer studying for one solid month on the SATs, like 5-6 hours per week, basically by taking practice tests, and i lifted my score 240 points.
the more i thought about it, the SAT is a test you can completely prepare for. it's not somethin that walking in and walking out is all there is. while not all of us need time to study for it, some of us unfortunately do, but if you really work hard at it YOU CAN raise your score.
i just wanted to put it out there. IT IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE.
so when we say SATs don't matter that much, i think it also reflects on one's ability to commit themselves to achieving a higher score.
any other opinions?
and by preparing i don't mean by wasting money on a tutor, i mean self-preparing.