SAT- First test FAIL, but forget the past and move on with the present

<p>Hello people of College Confidential, I am in need of help. I just took my first SAT as a junior in high school in January. The results? A fiasco. I was so unprepared and thought I was going to do great with my PSAT scores. Personally, I thought I was going to do great and not prepare too much for it. WRONG, worst decision in my life, by far!</p>

<p>I got a 1000 score on the SAT :(( That includes just CR and Math. Together I had a 1540 :(((((((( I had an 8 Essay, which really I am not happy of either.</p>

<p>Now please give me the best advice out there. I have my motivation, which are my previous scores and the goals I want to reach in life. This is not a good start. I have the mindset, now I really need the help of all you people who have done great in preparing for probably the most important test in one's life.</p>

<p>(I am taking another in March and so on. I really want to reach the sky, perfect score is my goal)</p>

<p>Thats okay! You just need some practice. Dont take it too soon if you are not ready. DO A LOT OF PRACTICE TESTS. Correct your mistakes and do the same test over again. You can do it!</p>

<p>Hey man, I am in the same situtation as you. I hope I can improve 200-300 more points by May.</p>

<p>Try the ACT too?</p>

<p>I just do not know where to start. Any advice?</p>

<p>practice tests, and go over what you did wrong and why. Although people say kaplan is useless, I started with Kaplan, moved on to Princeton, then Barrons (the hardest), and a month before I started using blue book. March would be a little too fast I think, but then again you are the own judge of your ability and if you think you can do it, go for it. Imrovements of 500 (or even a thousand) are not impossible, and you certainly seem motivated enough to shoot for the stars.</p>