<p>So I've been going through the blue book and its practice tests, mostly 800s in math and reading, but I'm consistently getting wrecked in writing. i'm going through rocketreview and its grammar rules, but I just can't seem to spot them on the test.</p>
<p>any of you have similar experiences? and how have you overcome this?</p>
<p>Yeah I had a similar experience on the first SAT I took, getting 780m 750cr and 610w.
The writing section tests more the application of rules than critical thinking, so it can be studied for fairly easily I think. Silverturtle’s guide works best if you are willing to allocate the time necessary to learn everything. Otherwise shorter guides are out that can still provide decent help. A lot of it is understanding the basics of what they’re testing etc. There’s also a writing questions thread that’s quite long, which contains many informative answers if you want practice.</p>
<p>I’m lazy so haven’t spent much time trying to improve. But after I spent about 2 hours reading about the section/reviewing some problems I was able to score in the low 700’s on two practice tests.</p>
<p>I am the opposite. Right now I have 800 M 800 W and 670 CR; I don’t know what to do.
For Grammar, I used systematic elimination as explained in the Grammatix Guide, and it worked perfectly for me. For the essay, I memorize 12-essays for several topics and I regurgitate in the answer sheet.</p>
<p>I guess I’ll take a look at silverturtle’s guide…it seems pretty long!</p>
<p>it’s good to know that it’s easily studied for though :)</p>
<p>for CR, I actually read the whole passage carefully before I even touch the questions, just because it gives me a nice overall picture of the writing as a whole. i know a lot of books say not to waste time like that, but I find I have plenty of time left and my answers are much more accurate.</p>