How do you suggest studying????

<p>I'm retaking the SATs in December and I'm hoping to raise my score by 100 pts. what suggestions do you have to go about studying etc? Do you have any test taking strategies that will help me? Any advice will help. Thanks.</p>

<p>Also, it's too late for me to register for November, which is when I want to take it. Is taking it in December cutting it too close to when apps are due? What do you suggest I do? Should I go to a testing center in November as a standby?</p>

<p> did you study the first time? What materials have you already exhausted?</p>

<p>Well the first time I did absolutely nothing to study. I learned some test taking strategies which helped me to improve from my PSATs, but I did no formal studying. I'm not sure how to even go about studying for a test that has such a wide range of possible questions. Any suggestions?</p>

<p>RKATC, First off thanks for your post under my chances thread :) Now for your question, I took the ACT and used the Princeton Review Prep Guide which worked well for me. I think buying any of the review guides would be a great start (just make sure you actually read it and understand the examples/questions you miss.). From there you can better understand what areas you need to work on, ie. vocab, geometry, etc. and can study more on those sections. Then take 1 or 2 practice tests and review the areas you have trouble on. The SAT doesn't really cover as much info as you think, and with a good guide book like the PR it isn't all that overwhelming. Most of all just relax, it'll work out. GL!</p>

<p>What really helped me was to take many practice SAT tests. The ones on CD ROMS ( I used Kaplan) are especially helpful b/c they time everything for you and provide lots of statistical feedback (questions right/wrong, time on each question, number of times you got a question right after changing the answer, etc.)</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies. I have taken the PSATs twice and the SATs once and my score has raised every time. I contibuted this to my getting used to the timing etc. I know that I really need to focus on math, what do you suggest? Where can I get a CD-rom of practice tests? Any more suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.</p>

<p>Get a good word list and start memorizing. There's really no substitute for this. It's not as hard as it might seem -- you've got time. Copy all of words you don't know onto a new list and write down short definitions in your own words (this is important). This well help you remember them.</p>

<p>For the analogies, it helps to put the words into a sentence. For example, if you were given "dog:bark::cat:(blank)", you might say "The noise a DOG makes is called a BARK, while the noise a CAT makes is called a MEOW." This is a simplified example, but you get the picture. Putting the words into concrete sentences will help you see the relationships more clearly, and you won't have to try to link up sometimes vague concepts.</p>

<p>The best thing to do for math is to take multiple practice tests and carefully go over all your mistakes. Find out exactly why you got them wrong and make sure you don't do it again. I would do this rather than trying to review all the math you've ever learned. Once you've taken several practice tests, you really start to notice the types of questions that get repeated and the areas that you're being tested on. The test-makers actually have a fairly limited number of "model" questions they use, and they just change around the numbers and the details each time. The traps are always the same. If you take several tests and understand all (or most) of the questions on them, there won't be anything on the real test that you won't have seen before.</p>

<p>Good luck. If you haven't done any studying, you shouldn't have much trouble boosting your score by 100 points. If you really go at it, 200 points isn't a stretch either.</p>

<p>bump. any more suggestions?</p>

<p>read. reading helps.</p>

<p>I broke a 1500 (1520 to be exact) on the October SAT. All I did was take a practice SAT once a week (practice is key!) under timed conditions. After taking each test, I would submit my answers online and for computerized feedback on my performance at (a free service). Then I would print out my score report and sit down and go through my mistakes. After doing this for several tests, I realized I was missing the same types of questions over and over....and it allowed me to focus my studying to fix these problems. BTW.....I had a 1290 before the summer.</p>

<p>what book did u use brito?</p>