SAT I Math be the death of me!

<p>I am very good at math. I am very good at the type of math on the SAT. But I just always miss 1-3 questions on each practice test because of stupid mistakes! I always check because I always finish early, I also check as I go. But I always wind of missing a part of the question or reading it wrong and getting it wrong. </p>

<p>I have basically mastered the CR and Writing section, I started at 660 for CR and 720 for W. But Math...never have I scored a perfect on a practice test...on the best one I have taken, I got a 790. Does anyone else just abhor SAT MATH!!!??? It's like impossible to master~</p>

<p>During the summer, I was in the exact same, if not, worse position than you when it came to SAT Math. But when you look at the SAT Math, the 'tricks' they use to get as many careless mistakes out of you as possible are really hackneyed. As you take more and more practice tests, you'll start recognizing these out more easily.</p>

<p>Just take tests, review them, and when you do take practice tests, time yourself to give you maybe 2-3 minutes less on actually answering questions. Use those left over 2-3 minutes to check your work, it's a strategy that tests and hones your ability to pace and check.</p>

<p>"...the death of me".. + "...the best one I have taken, I got a 790"...time for some deep cleansing breaths. You are actually doing pretty well with whatever you are already doing.</p>

<p><em>___</em> are you kidding me, your best math score is a 790 and you're complaining. I know persons who have 490 and are trying to get to at least 600.</p>

<p>Honestly there is negligible difference between an 800 and a 790 in the eyes of admissions counselors so I wouldn't worry.</p>

<p>Oh sorry, I didn't mean to come off like that. I mean I usually get like a 700-720 and only once got a 790...but that was lucky. haha, I wouldn't be complaining if I could consistently pull of a 790, but I often come a question or two short of it and that bothers me considering the huge gap between getting one wrong and getting two or three wrong.</p>