Few questions that NEED ANSWERS

<p>1) how much time should i spend on vocab.. i used to do 80 words a week when i had barrons vocab flashcards because it was easy to go through... but now im going to get that 750 word thing but its going to be much harder to study from because its a list rather than flashcards (studying for these words takes FOREVER XD)</p>

<p>2) How do these books scores compare to the real test... in the barrons on average i get like 1750 (guesstimate) and in the CollegeBoard i get 1970 (guestimate again:P) yeah its a huge gap</p>

<p>3) As i was saying those scores are guesstimates.. how do i find out a more accurate score because these books keep giving me a HUGE score range (xpecially the CollegeBoard)</p>

<p>4) my english tutor keeps giving me 11s and 12s for the essays and im like *** im not a good writer... is just writing a coherent essay that proves a point with 5 paragraphs enough/ she keeps telling me shorter is better .. is this true?</p>

<p>1) Depends what your score range is. If you want to improve a 500 to a 600, I would recommend that you just work on reading comprehension, but from a 720 to 770 a large vocabulary helps a lot. You don't necessarily need to remember what the words mean, just their general "mood" to get these questions right.</p>

<p>2) Collegeboard would be very accurate, Barron's wouldn't be as much.</p>

<p>3) Use the sample test scoring scheme from Collegeboard...It shouldn't vary too much from other tests. (Go to the manual answer correction option)</p>

<p>4) Statistically, longer is better. 5 should be enough.</p>

<p>1) Honestly, the best way to improve you vocabulary is just to read books. There are thousands of words in the English language and trying to learn the meanings of them all by memorization is almost daft, whereas when you encounter a word in its context you get a sense both for its meaning as well as its various connotations.</p>

<p>2) Wouldn't know.</p>

<p>3) Wouldn't know.</p>

<p>4) Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on whom you ask) the essay graders are looking less for "good" writing and more for a desired format, which I suppose your tutor is likely to know, although it does seem like people say there's a correlation between length and score.</p>