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9th grade SAT critical reading and grammar score

PanameraPanamera Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
Is a 650 bad for a 9th grader taking the Reading portion of SAT. I do multiple tests and keep on getting around 650 but can't hit 700 :(

Replies to: 9th grade SAT critical reading and grammar score

  • Muad_dibMuad_dib Registered User Posts: 572 Member
    Bragging? Not bad for a 9th grader. Why do you think otherwise?
  • PanameraPanamera Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    edited August 13
    Not bragging more like the opposite. I'm worried it's a bad score considering I might take the PSAT10 in sophomore year and then the SAT in junior year. I want to get into Ivy League too. Math is my stronger end. I can get a 700+ there
  • Muad_dibMuad_dib Registered User Posts: 572 Member
    Ivy League athletic conference aspirant. Figures.
  • itsintheprocessitsintheprocess Registered User Posts: 164 Junior Member
    You have two years to prepare and get your scores up for the PSAT that could get you to be a NMF. And you currently have a solid score that you definitely get up to 700+ in two years. You just have to continue studying and using workbooks and websites to read up on tips to improve your score. You could also consider getting a tutor but they can be expensive, and I feel like since you have all this time you are more than capable of just studying and taking practice tests to raise your score. Just don't put to much pressure on yourself. Study everyday for 15 minutes and you'll see progress after a week or so.
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 7,008 Senior Member
    For the PSAT to matter you have to take it as a junior. Just stop prepping for now. Without fail, everytime I see kids who start stressing about the tests so far from the date, these are the kids who are freaking out come senior year. Don't freak out. If you want to spend some of your high school years actaully enjoying yourself every now and then, cut yourself some slack now. There is literally zero reason for you to be doing any of this at the moment.
  • waterbrether725waterbrether725 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    generally speaking, 650 isn't a good score for an Ivy League Aspirant. However, I won't tell you to stop prepping like the User above me said. However, lay down a little. Do like 10-30 minutes of SAT prep per day. This way you won't completely stop prepping. You are still like 2-3 years away for the SAT/PSAT to actually count. Do like 10-30 minutes a day till you get to the point(end of 10th) where you can start rigorously prepping for the SAT(however this 30 minutes a day will make you prepared by the time you get to that stage).

    This is what I believe.
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