Should I both studying for SAT math?

<p>I'm a sophomore and I'm almost done with geometry (finished Algebra 2 in freshman year). I got a 65 on the math PSAT, and almost everything I got wrong was geometry I hadn't learned yet. Now that I'm basically done with geometry (all I have left is area of solids, coordinate geometry, and transformations), should I even bother significantly studying significantly for the math section so that I can just study more intensively for the other two sections?</p>


<p>The SAT I math doesn't test your math skills so much as your reasoning ability. My advice is to get a lot of practice books and do a lot of practice SAT Math questions. I also heard playing chess helps, probably, I don't know. Review your geometry a come you took Algebra II before you took geometry? None of the SAT is about material review, it's about thinking...</p>

<p>I think you should be more concerned with the Critical Reading sections.</p>

<p>My school does Hon. Algebra 2 before Hon. Geometry. I'll probably just review a little for math. I'm already good at it, so I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm definitely going to study more for the other sections, and I've just started teaching myself common SAT vocabulary from premade flashcards and the hit parade.</p>

<p>Seems like you are doing a great job in preparing, but make sure you at least brush-up on certain math rules</p>

<p>I got a 65 on math this year too, except I was in Pre-Calc and I forgot a whole lot of stuff....i also slept for four hours, but that's not the point</p>

<p>If you feel like you're a "math" person, then maybe you don't have to study. HOWEVER, I would try to at least do a full blown practice test with math included to get your timing down. The past SAT, I messed up so badly on my timing and left 3 blank, missed like 2, and that totally screwed me over. For some reason PSAT scores don't translate too much into my SAT scores in math. I missed one on PSAT, but I truly felt that timing on PSAT and SAT are completely different, which throws a person off. The new SAT has something like 10 or 11 sections, which becomes mentally tiring to complete by the 8th section. TIMING, TIMING, TIMING</p>

<p>Yeah, the most surprising part of taking the PSAT was timing being the hardest part.</p>