Question about the "Official SAT Pratices tests"

<p>I have the 2nd edition CB book and I notice that compared to the old book, it has 3 new tests that give you exact scores. Are these and the "Official SAT Pratice Test 200_ - 200_" actual tests that have been administered? If not, how representative are they of the real thing?</p>

<p>I'm getting really nervous now. I did one of the new practice tests in the CB 2nd edition book that gives the exact curves/scores and got a 2340. I just did the official SAT practice test 08-09 and 07-08 over the past few days and ended up with a 2230 and 2240. I'm freaking out over this sudden decline</p>

<p>I believe all of the tests have been previously administered. If not though, you can be assured that they are the "real thing" since they are made by College Board.</p>

<p>Also, for the ones that don't give exact scores, to be safe I always pick the lowest end of the range of scores. </p>

<p>Btw, which sections did you fluctuate in to get a lower score? If it's CR, then that's fairly typical from my experience due to different passage difficulties, but if it's M/W, then you might wanna brush up a bit by carefully analyzing the errors you made.</p>

<p>It was mostly CR. I've never broken 760 on CR I don't think</p>

<p>2240: CR 750 M 760 W 730
2230: CR 680 M 760 W 790</p>

<p>I usually get close to 800 if not 800 on M and W but CR I'm just dreadful at</p>

<p>I have the same issue with CR. M and W are relatively easy because they follow a pretty static set of rules (other than the W essay, but even that is slightly predictable). The big thing with CR in my opinion is engagement in the passage. I think my biggest obstacle in CR is therefore not the questions; it's the passage. </p>

<p>Basically, it's a mental obstacle: If I'm not totally engaged in the passage and following actively, I can ensure at least 1-2 q's wrong, no matter how many times I read it. So, on test day, I hope I can focus extremely well on the passage and read as actively as possible to ensure a 750+ instead of fluctuations between around 680-710, which I get often.</p>

<p>The bluebook practice tests are weirdly misleading... Well at least for writing. 1st test I got 690, 2nd test 680 (both taken yesterday... Yes I'm a big fan of last minute work :P) and 3rd test today I got 760... ***? I just gave all my essays 10s because that's the score my bf and friends agree on.</p>

<p>I've been getting a good 700-730 on maths and 680-710 for critical reading :( Totally agree with kid1992, it really depends on how engaged and interested you are in the passage. Background knowledge to the history texts helps too.... Meh</p>