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SAT Prep for 1500+

Strawberry017Strawberry017 6 replies6 threads New Member
Hi! So i’m taking my second SAT on March 27th. I have a little over 6 weeks but I really want a 1500 or more. On my first SAT, I got an 1180 without studying. Do you think if I study, I can bring my score up to at least a 1500? In adddition, how should I study? I have the Blue book and the black book. I also know I’m taking a 2 day SAT prep class at my school. Does anyone reconommend specific books or websites? For Khan Academy, how many questions should I do in a day to see progress? Anything would be helpful!!
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2789 replies62 threads Senior Member
    That kind of a jump is... optimistic. Proper prep is not a matter of the number of practice questions you do each day. Rather, you should look at the category and type of questions you get wrong on your practice tests and focus on improving in those areas. You're on the right rack... you've got the practice books, the prep class and Khan Academy lined up. Don't just peek at your scores and move on to the next test, but use the data to tell you which areas require more attention.
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  • GoBears2023GoBears2023 745 replies9 threadsForum Champion Summer Programs Forum Champion
    That is a really big jump. I would say set your expectation at a mid 1300 first. Once you get that, then start thinking about 1450 and then 1500+. The best way to study is by taking the Khan Academy practice plan online. I found it to be very helpful when studying last year.
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  • momo2x2018momo2x2018 943 replies52 threads Member
    edited February 2019
    Are you a HS senior or a HS junior?
    edited February 2019
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  • Strawberry017Strawberry017 6 replies6 threads New Member
    High school junior
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  • momo2x2018momo2x2018 943 replies52 threads Member
    edited February 2019
    My opinion is you should wait until your 11th grade curriculum is complete and then shoot for a June SAT - that will give you more time to prepare - in the event you do not achieve your goal in June, you still have August and maybe even October SATs to re-attempt your goal
    edited February 2019
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  • drearyandwearydrearyandweary 15 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Your seems very ambitious. It’s definitely achievable. I’d say try reading Erica meltzer’s books for writing and reading they really helped me boost my score to the 1500s
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1816 replies31 threads Senior Member
    Not impossible, but College Board says that even students who spent significant time with the Khan Academy preparation averaged a 115 point improvement. Even the most ambitious "hire us to coach you" firms claim increases of 240-250, 3-4x the average increase.

    PrepScholar's "how much do I need to study", which I find somewhat suspect, tops out at 200-330 points with 150+ hours of preparation.
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  • TSwizzle2020TSwizzle2020 4 replies0 threads New Member
    I’m looking for a similar score increase, and I plan on taking the August sat. And than studying specifically for act for a month to take the September act. If anyone has any advice or books/cheap online programs that’d help lmk! I’m willing to do anything
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  • TSwizzle2020TSwizzle2020 4 replies0 threads New Member
    I’m taking the ACT because I’m afraid if I am able to jump my SAT score significantly the college board might accuse me of cheating like they did to that other girl. So I just want to be prepared with a decent ACT score hopefully 33 or greater.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1816 replies31 threads Senior Member
    Changing your approach and starting over because of the issues of one student out of the million that take the test doesn’t seem logical. I can assure you that students have been accused of cheating on the ACT.
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