<p>I got my PSAT score back on December 8th...and it is very low...and by low, I mean extremely low (145). I'm a sophomore. Supposedly, the SAT (I'm assuming the PSAT too) measures one's intelligence/IQ. I know that I'm not stupid, but this test score makes me feel VERY dumb and it is depressing me. I'm a great student with a 3.9/4.4 GPA with little to no studying in all honors courses (except for math because I am not good at it.) Stupid me, I didn't study for the PSAT at all and I have extreme test anxiety.
My reading and writing scores are fine, but my math is very low. I don't really understand why, because I'm able to solve Calculus and I'm also very musically inclined (my teacher says prodigy level, as I was able to play Bach very well on the first day) but yet I'm soooo bad at math and received such a significantly low score? (Fine..I'll tell you, it was a 350.) How does this work? I thought that when one is musically inclined, they tend to perform well in math, and vice versa.
So my IQ is low....?? My teachers think that I'm brilliant (esp. In the areas of writing and linguistics) ...but what the heck is wrong with me that I received such a low score? Could it be understandable if I haven't had Algebra II yet, have extreme (and legitimate) test taking anxiety, and did not study? </p>
<p>Please don't say that I'm a troll because I'm not.. I'm just really worried. My goal is to do this..</p>
<p>Next year's PSAT (October): 160
Next year's SAT (May): 1800
Senior year SAT (October): 2000
Senior year SAT (May): 2080 (just want to get my math up to 600.) </p>
<p>Does that sound feasible?
Am I really stupid or am I just overreacting? </p>
<p>I have the CB Blue Book and Kaplan's PSAT prep. I heard Gruber's math is very helpful, so if I get that book and study out of it a LOT will I still have a shot at getting the math score up to 600? I heard that the math section is the easiest to improve on. </p>
<p>Tips? Advice? PLEASE don't be cruel or mean. I'm already depressed enough..I've wasted enough tears...please don't make it worse for me. But do be honest...</p>
<p>I sincerely thank you. </p>