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a few quick questions or so

rr5001rr5001 74 replies21 threads Junior Member
I just took the practice test #1 for the official sat study guide second edition and the math section 5 basically destroyed my hopes for an 800. I timed myself and I had to leave 3 blank and I am bit unsure of 1 or 2. So, I am looking at a 750 at most. The whole thing shook my confidence for the test overall.

1.Are the SAT's that CollegeBoard have offered recently of similar difficulty??
2. Also,do any of you have any tips about going on after you just faced a hard section?
3. When exactly do you get your 10 minutes breaks?
4. On writing, what do you do if you think its E. but not certain. Naturally, since most of them have errors, I am inclined to believe each sentence I come across is wrong.
Any non-**** responses are much appreciated!
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  • howmanyofmehowmanyofme 244 replies15 threads Junior Member
    1.Are the SAT's that CollegeBoard have offered recently of similar difficulty??

    Yes, they are.

    2. Also,do any of you have any tips about going on after you just faced a hard section?

    Don't let it affect you. It has the potential of messing your whole test.


    3. When exactly do you get your 10 minutes breaks?

    You don't get ten minute breaks. I think you get 5 minute breaks and there are two of them one after the first 3 sections, and the second, before section 7.


    4. On writing, what do you do if you think its E. but not certain. Naturally, since most of them have errors, I am inclined to believe each sentence I come across is wrong.

    Like, usually the ones that have no error require some level of discrepancy on your part. In other words, there is a very low chance say the first 5 are going to have E as an answer. E usually shows up on 3-5 of the answers on average. If you're getting more E's than that, you're doing something wrong.
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  • AgrasinAgrasin 123 replies23 threads- Junior Member
    I kind of think that the math sections in the blue book can be a little harder. Maybe it is just a meaningless trend, but many have said that the past few SATs have had easy math sections. I got an 800 in January, but when I took a practice test, one question threw me off and I omitted another one. Hmm... Additionally, many posted in the forum about the May math sections, saying they were easy.

    Again, hmm...
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