How to bump a 2270 to a 2400?

<p>I'm an international student (English speaking), I did the SAT's for the first time in November and I got 730 CR, 740 Math, 800 Writing........</p>

<p>When I looked at the detailed score report, the combined 130 points that I lost on CR & Math were only 6 questions(?)</p>

<p>Does anyone have any advice on how I could improve my score to a 2400 (ideally)? I know I can get 800 in Math because, without sounding too arrogant I hope, I found it ridiculously easy and took less than half the allotted time (I got 2 wrong in Math :/).</p>

<p>What is the most efficient way to revise the vocab for the CR section? Is memorising an exhaustive list the only way?</p>

<p>Memorize Direct Hits. It has been proven to have the most "hits" on almost every SAT test.</p>

<p>Direct Hits? Which version? Isn't there like a core version and a more difficult version?</p>

<p>Get direct hits core vocab and toughest vocab 2011 editions, 2 books total...they always appear on tests. Math gets everyone, SAT math is baby math at the end of the day to a person who can get a 700+, it's usually a question that you read wrong or just make a stupid mistake on that gets you...the more practice=less of those mistakes. As for CR, I started out a 650 and have taken 3 official practice tests recently after a month of prep(just practice, reading, etc)...and got an 800 on two of them and a dumb 760 on the other! IF you are serious about going perfect, start memorizing vocab, start reading the NY times...it works.</p>

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<p>Keep doing practice tests if you flat don't know how to tackle some math questions, or just really focus on timing to give yourself more time to check your work. If you're like me, it's mostly careless mistakes.</p>

<p>Critical reading is really vocab and getting deeper and deeper into the 'jist' of the test, understanding how the questions are asked how one needs to often keep a certain degree of ambiguity in answering them.</p>

<p>Bottom line is that you've reached a point in your score where any extra bump, even a 10 or 20 point bump is a matter of a question and is extremely difficult. When you're going from an 1800 to a 2100, you know your problems, you know how to fix them. Now it's just polishing up what you have, and it's a lot harder to make a gold necklace even nicer looking.</p>

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