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Biggest Improvment Sat Stories

ilovebusinessilovebusiness 184 replies79 threads- 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 196 replies3 threads Junior Member
    PSAT. sophomore year: 184. junior year:222.
    Took a couple of practice tests, including both the SAT and PSAT.
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  • Chris_CChris_C 301 replies6 threads- 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.
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  • RyanoneRyanone 166 replies63 threads Junior Member
    My daughter got a a 1530 SAT as an 11 year old, and a 2020 as a 12 year old.
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  • 714nD1714nD1 747 replies68 threads 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.
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  • cameliasinensiscameliasinensis 2238 replies56 threads 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.
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  • backfirebackfire 1037 replies118 threads 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...
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  • EvilSpongeEvilSponge 4 replies0 threads New Member
    1900 (end of sophomore year) to 2340 (near end of junior year).

    i concentrated ridiculously hard on the actual test.
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  • Easton722Easton722 410 replies56 threads Member
    We'll see in June.
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  • AverageteenAverageteen 35 replies2 threads 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.
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  • kennyk616kennyk616 648 replies74 threads- 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?
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  • AverageteenAverageteen 35 replies2 threads 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.
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  • mikenthemaddog66mikenthemaddog66 2550 replies130 threads 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.
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  • kennyk616kennyk616 648 replies74 threads- Member
    my problem was all sentence completion though.
    is blue book good enough for vocabs (sentence completion problems)?
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  • AverageteenAverageteen 35 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Blue book is good enough for anything. Trust me man.
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  • kennyk616kennyk616 648 replies74 threads- Member
    some more stories to boost up our confidence?
    :P
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  • sarahcsarahc 16 replies0 threads New Member
    PSAT sophmore year: 191
    SAT senior year: 2340
    I didn't really do much prep (just some practice math sections from the blue book). I think my score just rose as I became more familiar with the test format. Also, I think I had a lot of test taking anxiety for the psat that went away as I became older.
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  • anyhanyh 150 replies11 threads Junior Member
    I'm an international student

    first practice test in gr10 : 1460
    junior january sat : 1900
    looking for 2150+ in october or december
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  • kennyk616kennyk616 648 replies74 threads- Member
    I'm international too...
    plz come up w/ more esteem-boosting stories! :P
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  • 714nD1714nD1 747 replies68 threads Member
    I'm an international too... (ok, enough with that :))

    @anyh: We're on the same boat, by the way what's your approach to 2150+?
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  • CFlorezCFlorez 38 replies6 threads Junior Member
    For all you people saying the blue book is good, do you mean just using the blue book tests, or the blue book strategies as well?
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