So I’m taking the SAT (for the first time) in about 3 weeks. I’ve started preparing with the official practice book and Khan Academy about a week or so ago.
I’ve had a general trend with every PSAT that I’ve taken of improving my score by ~100 points.
Freshman year I got a 1090/1440.
Sophomore year I got a 1210/1520.
And this year I got a 1300/1520.
I’m aiming to get ~1400 (as my first choice has an average score of a 1410).
However, I’m stressing out a bit. I do things after school combined with homework that leave me with little time and energy for my practice. I still do it every day but I feel like I haven’t improved and get a good third or two of the questions wrong (as typically I take my best guess if I cannot recall how to approach a problem).
I recently took my first Khan practice exam and received a 1280. I did slightly worse on the English section and exactly the same on the math.
So I’m a bit stressed.
This SAT score is very important for my admissions as it is likely going to be one of the more impressive portions of my application. My ECs are okay, GPA is fine and my rank is relatively decent but I’m really counting on a good SAT score to assist me.
Needless to say I’m a little nervous on whether or not I can really improve my score.
Does anyone have any advice about doing so, or at least calming my nerves a bit?
Any feedback is appreciated, thank you!