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Silverturtle's Guide to SAT and Admissions Success

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Replies to: Silverturtle's Guide to SAT and Admissions Success

  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    So what is a good score for Math Level 2?

    Merely given the percentiles, I would say 780+.
  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 Registered User Posts: 2,741 Senior Member
    Thank you very much for the guide, silverturtle. It is indeed the greatest contribution you have made in CC, and many present and future CCers will find this guide one of the greatest resource they have ever used on CC. I should also thanks the reviewers, too. So thank you, christiansoldier, mifune, TurquoiseHexagon, crazybandit, and Jersey13.
  • LuminouzzLuminouzz Registered User Posts: 1,885 Senior Member
    Amazing job, Silverturtle. And everyone else who edited and contributed..:)

    This is a good summary of CC's exceptional SAT and admissions advice. I wish I had started my SAT prep when this thread was around.
  • noimaginationnoimagination Registered User Posts: 7,054 Senior Member
    I really appreciate this. I'd say that this guide perfectly sums up what I refer to as the "CC conventional wisdom". I will share this with anyone who has questions about the process.
  • sweetsmilessweetsmiles Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    The UC system does not have any sort of a ED program.
  • SATnoobSATnoob Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    so it doesnt matter which SAT you took then right? October and November will be the same thing then right?
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    ^ That is correct.
  • netthreatnetthreat Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    Thanks alot silverturtle! I will tell you my SAT results after reading your guide and applying them to practice tests. And can you be honest for my question? Is it possible to go from 1510 to a 1800+ within 4months on studying? I scored a 1510 because I was rushing through every question. When I took the QAS at home untimed I only missed 2 writing questions! Surprising!!

    First of all Silver Turtle PHENOMENAL JOB.

    To the cited question, there is no doubt in my mind that most people could jump from 1500 to 1800 in one month's prep time. It would depend upon they are stronger and whether they made silly mistakes or not. My daughter jumped 100 points in Math in 3 days from doing concentrated review.
  • WittlefelluhWittlefelluh Registered User Posts: 267 Junior Member
    For marking the CR section, what do you do? Underline, bracket, or something else to the line references or the specific words mentioned in the question? What would be more effective?

    Thanks and great job on the guide.
  • I VI V Registered User Posts: 845 Member
    Very well done. How long did you work on this, per chance?
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    For marking the CR section, what do you do? Underline, bracket, or something else to the line references or the specific words mentioned in the question? What would be more effective?

    I put a mark next to the referenced line.
    How long did you work on this, per chance?

    I don't have an exact figure for the number of hours, but I began working on it shortly after school ended.
  • TenplenesisTenplenesis Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Fantastic Guide, Silverturtle. The Writing Guide is by far the best I have seen. You have made a great contribution to CC and we are thankful to have this guide.
  • broetchenbroetchen Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    Amazing work. Between this and xiggi's advice one has a pretty comprehensive guide to the process.
    Silverturtle: What do you suggest would be a good testing schedule for an incoming junior. This student is NOT looking to 2400 it, but will likely need to establish a SAT vs. ACT preference and likely retakes. (Already has a less than satisfactory subject test score). Student might well ED, so last possible test date would be Nov. of senior year.

    Should he start testing fall of junior year already? Any thoughts appreciated!
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Registered User Posts: 12,496 Senior Member
    Should he start testing fall of junior year already?

    I recommend starting with some light preparatory work with both the SAT and ACT this summer or when school starts. Ideally, he would develop a preference relatively quickly. At that point, just focus on the one test. He should take the test whenever he feels ready, as long as he takes it at least once during his junior year.
  • MateoMMateoM Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Man i have more than 3 months to study for the SAT, using the blue book once a week just for testing is enough?

    On the other days i will be learning grammar, vocabulary, writing essays, reading and solving
    math problems, so that means im only going to use the blue book in sunday and just for a complete test and review.

    Is this a good way to study?

    PD: Im a rising junior
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