Prepping for SAT October? Advice from people 2100 and above how you did it?

<p>Okay so my first time I got 1650, 10 on essay, 600 reading, 560 writing and 490 math.</p>

<p>I did another practice test this summer and got 1850.</p>

<p>I want a 2100 to 2250. </p>

<p>Reading is 700 </p>

<p>Writing 600
Math 550.</p>

<p>How do I study and try to improve more. I am overwhelmed with all the names of these study books? Any recommendations please?</p>

<p>Is act similiar studying wise? I got a 31 on it, but I want to score higher. So will studying for SAT help?</p>

<p>For math. Use Grubers math workbook until you're scoring 650+. Once you're scoring 650+, use Dr. Chungs.</p>

<p>Can you buy those at barnes and noble?</p>

<p>Im not sure. Go to BN.com and see ;)</p>

<p>Get the books through Amazon if they aren't available at a book store. Read through Silverturtle's Writing Guide and absorb all of that for Writing. Do DH/RR/PR word lists if your down on vocab. And as Mega said Grubers/Dr.Chun's for math. </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>I have a similar goal. I am shooting for ~2300.</p>

<p>Sorry lol what's DH, RR, and PR, stand for? Are they book names, the only one I can identify is Princeton review if so lol?</p>

<p>DH: Direct Hits
RR: Rocket Revolution</p>

<p>Use the College Board book of SAT practice tests.</p>

<p>you're lucky; its MUCH easier to improve math/writing MC then critical reading. Basically you gotta learn you're grammar (check silverturtle's guide on this - it's stickied), and then you need to buy a math prep book....maybe Gruber's book. You can find it on amazon.</p>

<p>good luck!</p>

<p>Oh okay thanks. Rocket revolution isn't published anymore, why is it so much money? I'm not paying 100 dollars for an outdated book, that crazy.</p>

<p>it cost so much for that very reason^</p>

<p>Rocketreview is stupid. You cant study for Critical Reading. It comes with practice. </p>

<p>FamilyEducation gives a excerpt of RocketRevolution for free and that is all you need from them. The tips are helpful, but that is all the tips you really need from the book.</p>

<p>Another thing you definitely should do is get the Official SAT book and do all the practice tests. Or as many as you can. Seriously, practice is really important. Explain to yourself why you got this or that question wrong, so that you put yourself in collegeboard's shoes. </p>

<p>Here are some super good resources that I used:</p>

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<li>How to Write a 12 Essay robotically: </li>
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<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/645763-how-write-12-essay-just-10-days.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/645763-how-write-12-essay-just-10-days.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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<li>The approach I used to tackle the critical reading section. This one is really good. Keep in mind for the passage-based questions...</li>
</ol>

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<li><p>There is only one right answer. The other ones will always have some OBVIOUS contradiction somewhere. </p></li>
<li><p>I tried to answer the question in my head before reading any of the answer choices, if it was possible, which it was most of the time. Really important. </p></li>
</ul>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks smugfiend. I wil check those links out.</p>

<p>I have the official blue book so I'm going go read through it and do one practice test per week before October 1.</p>

<p>I also have Princeton review practice test? However I may not use them. I can just you CB.</p>

<p>Im taking a Kaplan class now but it sucks. Kaplan sucks period and I wasted my money. I don't even feell like checking what or why I got things wrong because the math is rediculous. </p>

<p>The grubbers math, is it the math workbook or the whole SAT study guide?</p>

<p>I feel like I'm running out of time to do this too. I should have started in June, I was being lazy though lol. So is an hour a day enough I'm assuming to study and get through the material. On weekends I can probably do 2 hours.</p>

<p>Well since there is less than 2 months now, you should prob try to do as much as possible since there is no school (unless you are started already). Def use Grubers for as much practice as possible. Grammar is all just practice and practice. You'll see the patterns eventually.</p>

<p>BTW, thank you for the CR help. I truly appreciate it!.</p>

<p>Oh no problem! I hope it all made sense. It's difficult typing quickly on an iPad lol. </p>

<p>So silver turtles writing guide can be found on CC?</p>

<p>Oh and direct hits, is that for only vocab?</p>

<p>Yep. And I need some tips too.</p>

<p>So writing, YOu guys says it's easy and it's like math: Study and apply.</p>

<p>But I got the rules, I can't apply. Any help?</p>

<p>Look at grammar rules, the college board blue book is actually really helpful with this. I just got done with that section. I think a common error with a lot of people is when we always think there is an error, and sometimes there isn't.</p>