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Summer SAT Study Plan

ifisher18ifisher18 Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
edited October 2009 in SAT Preparation
Hey guys,
This summer, I was planning to:

1) Attend a summer college program

2) Study rigorously for the SAT

Has anyone studied thoroughly for 2 straight months during the summer? Of course, it will not be insane studying, just a few hours each day.

What do you think?

Where should I start? It all seems like so much! (which books, I mean)


*****And by the way, I am currently a sophomore discussing next summer's plan*****
Post edited by ifisher18 on

Replies to: Summer SAT Study Plan

  • mifunemifune Registered User Posts: 2,761 Senior Member
    It is nice to be very motivated but studying a few hours per day will exhaust all the CB material available which is all you should study for the SAT. The SAT is very important but you may not need as much practice as you believe depending on your starting score. I started at around 2100 and it took me 5-6 tests to bring my score range up to the 2350-2400 level. Also, there are several students who don't take anymore than a few and still receive 2300+ scores since they become familiarized with the format and learn well from their mistakes.

    In addition, there are only so many different variations of questions that any additional practice will likely be for increasing your speed or overall confidence. I started my SAT studying this past August (I am a senior this year - technically a junior graduating early) and after completing the CB SG-1 I am expecting a score around 2350-2380 (I took the SAT in March last year w/o study and scored in the 2100s).

    So in conclusion, I would suggest familiarizing yourself w/ the test format this summer and then taking a few timed practice tests once a week before you test in the spring of your junior year.
  • swans004swans004 Registered User Posts: 382 Member
    I agree that's it's a bit early to be hitting the SAT prep, for all the reasons already stated. You don't want to burn through the best prep materials so quickly! What I would suggest is first, enjoy your summer program! But then, if you want to start thinking ahead, just do as much reading as you can (everything from novels to newspapers), and possibly get started on vocabulary. Beyond that, leave the SAT till your junior year. Good luck!
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    You'll most likely burn out; just mull over some light strategy material or vocabulary and start planning later.
  • ifisher18ifisher18 Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
    OK. Thanks guys!
  • SwaGGeReRSwaGGeReR Registered User Posts: 942 Member
    build up your vocab. read a lot. you don't need to do that many practice tests yet.
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