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SAT score 150 points lower than predicted?

I got a 1650 on my SAT, and I was expecting to get at least an 1800. I did a fair amount of prep work before the test on my own and with Princeton Review books. Where am I going wrong? How can I make sure I reach my goal next time?
09 May '18, 07:25 joeroot1234(suspended)
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SAT study guide with good answer explanations?

I scored pretty low on the PSAT because I always blank out on questions when I don't know the answer right away. I would like to find a study resource that walks through answer explanations clearly and shows me exactly how to apply my knowledge on the types of questions that the SAT asks. Which book...
24 Mar '18, 07:11 amandaleon11
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Best SAT review book other than the blue book?

I finished all the practice tests in the blue book, but I still want to improve my score a little bit (I'm in the 2000-2200 range right now). What's the next best thing?
28 Sep '17, 08:24 dihill991
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How long do I need to prepare for the ACT if I already have a decent SAT score?

I'm planning to take the ACT, and I'm going to be a senior after this summer. I'm not familiar with the test at all, and I recently purchased the Red ACT book. Since I have the summer, I'm wondering when should I start prepping for the test. I've already taken the (old) SAT and scored a 1940 on it. ...
11 Apr '16, 13:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Barron's or Princeton Review for ACT prep?

I'm trying to decide whether to get Barron's ACT, Barron's 36 and Barron's Workbooks or Princeton Review and Spark Notes. What should I buy? Is Spark Notes a good ACT prep book? How do Barron's and Princeton Review compare to each other?
18 Mar '16, 18:27 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best Direct Hits books for SAT vocabulary?

Direct Hits has a few vocabulary books that are available for pre-order, but I can't get them all. Which one(s) would you recommend that are best for improving vocabulary and comprehension?
09 Mar '16, 15:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT review book to raise score from 33 to 36?

Last year I took the ACT as a sophomore and received a 32 with no preparation. Now, after reading some of the science strategies from Princeton Review, and after studying for SAT CR, I am within the 33-34 range. What books should I buy to raise my ACT score to a 36? I have about 7 months to do it. I...
02 Feb '16, 15:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT Math prep book for improving low scores?

I'm worried about my ACT math score because I've been getting 17s and 18s on practice tests. I really would like to raise it up to a 25. Which review book is the best option for me?
27 Jan '16, 09:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT prep book to use after the official red book?

I'm looking for a supplementary prep book that I can use after the official ACT red book, but I'm not sure which one I should get. What's the best option?
26 Jan '16, 10:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is Dr. Chung's SAT Math a helpful review book?

I'm considering buying this book and wondering whether it's actually a good resource to improve SAT math scores. I'm doing ok on math (mid to high 600s on practice tests), but I really would like to get closer to a perfect score. Will it help me?
25 Jan '16, 13:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best review book for Math II SAT Subject Test?

I'm looking for some helpful study resources for the Math II subject test. Which review book should I get?
21 Jan '16, 20:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT prep books for Reading and English?

I've practiced a bit for the ACT, but I'm still scoring lower than I would like on the Reading and English sections (22 in Reading and 28 in English as opposed to 34 in Math and 35 in Science). Which prep books should I use to improve my scores on those sections?
15 Jan '16, 17:59 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT prep book for Science and Math?

I finished the Barron's ACT prep book, but I'm not satisfied with my scores yet. My Math and Science scores need the most help. Which prep book should I use for more practice in those subjects?
15 Jan '16, 17:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Are the Powerscore SAT prep books good?

I'm thinking of ordering these books. Are they helpful as review tools?
15 Jan '16, 12:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best critical reading SAT review book?

What's the best review book I can use to improve my scores on the critical reading section of the SAT?
30 Dec '15, 14:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best SAT review book for high scoring students?

I'm currently scoring a 2050 on the SAT, but I'm hoping to bring my score up to the 2200 range. Which review book should I use to bolster my studying efforts?
30 Dec '15, 13:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT Prep Books for English and Reading?

I've consistently earned near-perfect scores on the Math and Science sections of the ACT, but my English and Reading scores are significantly lower (by ten points or so!). Which prep books should I use to improve my scores on the English and Reading sections?
29 Dec '15, 15:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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