Possible to go from 2030 to 2200

<p>I took the SAT my first time in Nov 2010, and I got a 1810 (530 CR, 620 W, 660 M). I took it again in June 2011 (having only started studying again in March) and got a 600 CR, 690 W, 740 M. Do you thin its possible for me to get a 2200 in two months time (Oct test). I'm hoping for an 800 M, 660 CR, 740 W </p>

<p>Do you have any advice on how I can improve by 170 points in 2 months. I haven't started studying this summer. at all...</p>

<p>The thing is, you already improved a lot. So the chances of you improving your score again are pretty low. Just letting you know.
On that note, it is possible--people have done it before. Math you can study for the most, reviewing algebra/geometry principles. The other two sections... I'm not sure how you can really study much for that. I would think you should just try to study the same way you did last time. It worked once, maybe it will work again.</p>

<p>I've gone from freshman score of ~1900 to my rising junior practice test range of 2250-2300.</p>

<p>Study Direct Hits Vocabulary, & your score should easily jump to around 670-700. Then, just keep practicing Critical Reading Passages from the Collegeboard Blue Book & thoroughly review the sections from the explanations they have online on the collegeboard website. This should bring your score to around 740 in about a month or two month's time. I went from 690 ish to 740ish fairly quickly</p>

<p>For Writing, read the Sparknotes online guide to the SAT. Read the writing section, minus the essay. You should easily come to a 750ish. Also, read Silverturtle's Grammar Guide, which is part of Silverturtle's Guide to College Admissions & The SAT. Also, after each time you read a guide/section, take a writing test from the blue book (2 sections that are in each test) & reivew the errors using collegeboard website.</p>

<p>For Math, just keep practicing; or you could get Dr. Chung's SAT Math, which I've heard is extremely helpful.</p>

<p>I'd say you could still score in the upper 2200s with practice; just keep trying.</p>

<p>wow we got the same EXACT score on the june like in each section too. i AM retaking in October and I haven't studied yet. Like me, you probabaly only need to strongly review CR because I was just as bad. Math should be easy like 2-3 tests the week of just to refresh. And most likely review the grammar rules 2 weeks prior and make sure your essay is up to par. I think we just need to focus and not make silly mistakes on math or writing and we need to LEARN how to properly handle CR. good luck!</p>

<p>My bro and I both improved 240 points from December to March. I beat him by 10 points both times. Yes, it's possible.</p>

<p>It is possible...I went from a 2090 to a 2260 from November to January.
Math: Just keep doing problems - they aren't too difficult, but a lot of people get careless when they're out of practice.
Critical Reading: Get the Barron's CR book. It has tons of passages of different levels and vocab cards to cut out and study. Helped me go from high 600's to mid 700's.
Writing: I would suggest reading a lot, keeping up with current events, and googling old prompts to write practice essays. With most people, they can write well enough, it's just that they don't know what to write about. This should help.
TAKE THE HUGE BLUE BOOK TESTS. There are ten in there, and for most of them they have answers and explanations online...so good.
Good luck! :)</p>

<p>My son got the following the first time he took the SAT</p>

<p>730 CR
660 math
800 writing</p>

<p>The next time, he got:</p>

<p>800 CR
700 math
800 writing</p>

<p>So he improved 110 points with absolutely no study.</p>

<p>I therefore think that mere familiarity with the exam will get you 100 more points.</p>

<p>If you study hard, you will even do better.</p>

<p>It's VERY possible - I improved 230 points (from 1970 to your goal score of 2200!).</p>

<p>On the PSAT I improved an average of 11 (or 110) points each of the three times I took it. Don't let anyone discourage you, it can be done.</p>

<p>What I did was study the math concepts and the way that the test works. You probably know that guessing helps if you can eliminate answers, but make sure you are ready to put that into practice. You can improve on your essay score just by writing more, and focusing on the first few sentences. On test day, don't be P.O.ed if you have two reading sections in a row, calmly remind yourself that that means one is only a field test section. Keep a calm and collected mindset and don't let anything or anyone stop you if you really want to have one last chance to improve your scores!</p>

<p>I recommend studying by doing the daily questions, but also, rather than studying an hour each day, reserve one day a week for studying in a giant block of time. That way, it mimics the massive number of questions you'll be hit with on test day. Don't torture yourself - take breaks if you need too.</p>

<p>(Seriously, being calm is key. The kid next to me in June threw up during the testing session - that could not have gotten him good results. And as for me, I breathed air from the opposite direction and persevered :DDD Use every minute of your four hour testing time to your advantage - using your summer to study is helpful too, but the thing about the SAT is that you probably know the majority of this stuff after studying for a couple of weeks, it's just a matter of not caving under pressure and not letting your hand cramp up haha)</p>

<p>Also don't bother with SAT camps or prep classes. As long as your consistently getting 2000+, they are a waste of time and money. You get the same prep and results from spending $20 at B&N for a 12 full length test prep book.</p>

<p>Thanks everyone! </p>

<p>@askjeeves: yeah, I've never actually taken prep classes. ALL (literally all) my friends have taken the princeton review preps or other preps but I just can't afford them. And I honestly think that if you're self motivated to study you don't need them...</p>

<p>@belle: thanks so encouraging! :) yes, I will definitely take your advice! How do you recommend studying? My plan is to do all the CR sections on Mon, all the math sections on Tues, all the writing sections on Wed, and then all the CR sections on thurs, and on saturday take a full practice tests. Everyday I'll do 2 of the barron's critical reading workbook wordlists</p>

<p>That sounds like a good plan as is :) I have never been much of one to stick to a schedule, so if you have one that you deem will work for you - go for it! My study habits are more sporadic - like, rather than doing a bunch of questions, I might instead just study vocab with an iPod app. That's probably not the best way to study, but you could try it if you get bored of circling answers! To switch it up, you know?</p>

<p>I took a practice test yesterday at 10pm-2am am and got a 1920. Just finished one today and got 2100. </p>

<p>That means I can get 2280 tomorrow right?</p>

<p>You can certainly improve, but an 800 in Math is difficult because you may overlook easy problems then POW! your already down up to 30 points.</p>

<p>You definitely can improve your scores a lot. The first one I took virtually unprepared, and did fairly well, but not nearly as well as I'd wanted to. I bought a princeton review book, studied for a week, and my score went up 190 points, waaaay above what I'd been hoping for or expecting.</p>

<p>It's a good idea to identify your strengths and weaknesses with the practice tests. You can also try an assessment test to that measures your score for each of the major tests. Best of luck!</p>


<p>Hello I am new to this forum. I would like to know where in the college board web site has the explanation of questions from official guide(blue book) that you have mentioned.</p>

<p>Well I think 200points up is fairly possible, why not :)
First time I took SAT I had 1760, second time, after 2-week study, I had 2000. Now I aim for 2200, so....</p>