PSAT is Oct. and SAT in Jan.

<p>I want to get the national merit award and for the SAT my goal is above 2250. </p>

<p>Right now im around:</p>

<p>750-800 math
550-650 critical reading
700-750 writing 11/12 essay</p>

<p>How should I try to improve my score? Right now im just taking all the critical reading and writing practice tests I can. I really need some advice with critical reading.</p>

<p>Thanks.</p>

<p>With CR, some people write all over the passage (phrases that act like summaries of each paragraph, underline important parts, etc.).</p>

<p>As for Writing, once you know the rules, it's all practice.</p>

<p>Are you missing a lot of SC questions? If so you should purchase D.H.</p>

<p>i had the same problem with CR. focus and concentrate. usually, the section is 20 minutes or 25 minutes right? kick up the intensity on practice tests. instead, now, do the tests in 15 minutes or 20 minutes. this should help. practice away.</p>

<p>Its all about the passages. I get all of the SC right (most of the time). I can't concentrate very well and I just need practice.</p>

<p>Read books. Don't worry so much about practice questions. Spend time reading- everything and anything, it's the best practice you can get.</p>