Hey guys! I’m an upcoming junior, and like all people in my class, I’m facing this huge dilemma.
Because I did decently on the PSAT last October (181), I was invited to this free one month prep course for the new SAT this summer by my school district. All the materials we used were provided by Princeton Review. We took a diagnostic test before the prep course, in which I got a 1220/1600 on, and a diagnostic test after, in which I got a 1230/1600 - not much improvement.
I haven’t had much experience with the old SAT (except for 7th grade, which was a crapshoot), but yesterday I decided to go ahead and take a practice test, and I got a 2020. It’s not bad, and I feel like I should work my ass off in the blue book and take the old SAT since there still are 4 more test dates. Also, I’ve been practicing for the new SAT on both Khan Academy and the Princeton books we were sent, and the content from these two study guides is worryingly different. As reputable as these education sources can be, this is still a new test that’s never been administered, so it just seems so speculative.
Is your advice for me to go with the flow and take the new test with the rest of my class (in which I’ll have more study time), or work my ass off to knock down this old test? And will colleges accept the old test when I apply for them in fall of 2016?