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Guessing on the new SAT?

I hear there's no longer a guessing penalty on the new SAT. If this is the case, should I always guess on all the questions I can't figure out? Is there any situation where I should avoid guessing?
03 Feb '16, 11:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How does the SAT compare to the PSAT?

I did pretty well on the PSAT, but I'm still a little nervous about the real SAT. Will it be significantly harder than the PSAT? What concepts and types of questions will I see on the SAT that weren't on the PSAT?
02 Feb '16, 23:08 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does Paper SAT Registration Mean Paper Score Report?

I had to register for the SAT by mail instead of online. Does this mean I'm going to get my score report in the mail as well, or can I get my scores online?
02 Feb '16, 14:14 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How is vocabulary tested on the new SAT?

I know the College Board is getting rid of sentence completion questions on the SAT, but I'm not sure exactly what that means for me. I don't have a great vocabulary, so I guess it's good news, but how will they test vocab now? Do I have to actually study definitions or is that a waste of time?
02 Feb '16, 12:57 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How does the SAT score curve work?

I have been reading about raw scores, scaled scores, and composite scores and I'm very confused about how the College Board comes up with the final number that gets sent to colleges. Can you help me understand how the SAT is scored? I've also heard rumors that some months are better to take the test...
01 Feb '16, 12:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What's considered a suspicious SAT score improvement?

I've heard that the College Board investigates score improvements on the SAT if they're extreme enough because it raises questions about whether the student cheated. How much would your score have to improve for this to happen? Is there a specific benchmark?
01 Feb '16, 11:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What is the best way to transition from the SAT to the ACT?

I've been practicing the SAT, but after taking the January SAT I feel that my SAT score isn't sufficient for the colleges that i'm aiming for so i've decided to give ACT a try. I've been averaging around 2100 on the SAT, but couldn't seem to get up to a 2200. I will be aiming for at least a 33 on th...
31 Jan '16, 19:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What kind of calculator can you bring to the SAT?

When I do practice problems and practice tests I usually use the calculator on my laptop since it's accessible. I know the SAT doesn't let you use computers during the test, but I don't have access to a good calculator to bring with me on test day. How important is a having a calculator and what are...
31 Jan '16, 18:40 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do I have a chance at top colleges with a 580 CR SAT score?

My Math and Writing scores are in the 700s, but I'm stuck at a 580 on Critical Reading. I've already taken the test three times, so I'm not going to take it again. I have scores in the high 700s on my subject tests in Math and Physics, and I'd say my application is very good overall other than this ...
28 Jan '16, 14:49 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How many SAT practice tests should I do before taking the real exam?

I have been working through the practice questions in the SAT blue book, but I don't feel like I am making any progress. How many SAT practice tests does it take to see an improvement in my score and how many tests should I take before the March 5th SAT?
27 Jan '16, 14:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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1450+ on the SAT with 1200 PSAT score?

I took the new PSAT this fall as a sophomore, and I got a 1200. I'm a little disappointed because I'm hoping for a 1450 or higher on the new version of the SAT, and I'm worried it's going to be tough to improve that much. Is 1450 a realistic goal? How does my PSAT score translate to an SAT score? I'...
27 Jan '16, 11:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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I'm taking the PSAT Junior fall - when should I take the SAT?

I'm taking the PSAT in October. When would be the best time for me to take the SAT for the first time? I think I want to take it twice, but that depends on how well I do the first time.
26 Jan '16, 11:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Already sent my SAT score, but now have a better ACT score?

I was happy with my SAT score (2220), so I sent it to UT Austin, my top choice college. However, I took the ACT recently because I figured I should try both tests, and I got a 35 on it. I feel like I made a huge mistake in sending the SAT score since my ACT score is comparatively higher. Should I se...
25 Jan '16, 15:51 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Necessary to take full practice tests when studying for the SAT?

I have the SAT Blue Book, and I'm wondering if I should do the full practice tests or if I can just do sections. I don't have many opportunities to spend an extended period of time on practice testing. Will it matter if I do mostly individual sections when I study?
25 Jan '16, 15:17 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is the passive voice always wrong on SAT Writing?

I recently saw an SAT Writing question where a choice was incorrect supposedly just because it used the passive voice. Are answer choices that use the passive voice always wrong even if they're grammatically correct otherwise?
25 Jan '16, 14:56 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I improve from low 600s on SAT Math?

I've taken all the practice tests in the SAT Blue Book, and I just keep scoring around a 630 on Math. I usually get thrown off by a question that I don't know how to solve and then that anxiety spills over into the rest of the section. I was really hoping to get my score up to a 700 on the next test...
25 Jan '16, 13:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I bother applying to UPENN?

My parents really want me to apply to UPENN, but I don't think I'm qualified and I would rather not waste my time on a pointless application. My SAT score is a 2000, and my weighted GPA is around a 3.9 as of this year. I feel like applying would just mean throwing away my money. Is it at all worth i...
25 Jan '16, 11:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I take the new SAT if I've already taken the old version?

I have a 1940 on the Current SAT and I'm taking it second time this weekend to try for 2000+. However, I also want to get a good score on the New SAT. Would taking 4 SAT's (2 old and 2 new) look weird to colleges considering I'm in the class that is transitioning between versions?
22 Jan '16, 15:00 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I take the ACT instead of the SAT?

Would it be a good idea for me to switch to the ACT if I'm having trouble with the SAT? I can't seem to get my score above a 1900 even though I'm one of the top students in my class. I think my issue with the SAT is that the questions are asked in indirect ways, and I can't figure out exactly what I...
21 Jan '16, 21:16 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Possible to raise SAT score 300 points in 3 months?

I'm not happy with how I'm currently scoring on the new SAT, and I was wondering if I would be able to improve my score by 300 points or more with a 3 month study plan. I'd like to go from a 1000 to a 1300 or higher. Is this an unrealistic goal?
21 Jan '16, 19:06 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can anyone explain this difficult SAT math problem?

I can't figure this one out. What's the answer, and how would I find it? In a certain class, 4/7 of the students are boys, and the ratio of the students older than or equal to 10 years to the students less than 10 years old is 2:3. If 2/3 of the girls are less than 10 years old, what fraction of the...
21 Jan '16, 18:22 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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How do I solve this hard SAT Math question?

I'm having some trouble with this SAT Math question: At a company, there are n more male employees than female employees. If there are k male employees at the company, what fraction of the employees are male, in terms of n and k? a. 1/(2k+n) b. k/(k+n) c. k/(2k-n) d. n/(2k+n) e. (k-n)/2k Can someon...
12 Jan '16, 15:55 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do selective colleges favor the SAT over the ACT?

It seems to me that the SAT is a more difficult test overall, so I find it hard to believe that colleges look upon the SAT and the ACT as equal measurements of academic potential. Is there a subtle bias towards applicants with high SAT scores over those with high ACT scores at elite colleges? If not...
12 Jan '16, 15:11 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is November too late to take the SAT II for ED/EA?

I want to apply ED to Cornell, but the only feasible time for me to take my SAT Subject Tests is in November of my senior year (I'm retaking the regular SAT on the October test date). Is this too late? Or will Cornell get my scores in time?
10 Jan '16, 17:38 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How many questions can I skip for a 600 on SAT Reading?

My goal on the reading section of the SAT is a 600. How many questions can I skip without falling short of my target score?
30 Dec '15, 14:52 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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What's More Important to Colleges - GPA or Test Scores?

Do colleges prefer students with low GPAs and high SAT/ACT scores or students with high GPAs and low SAT/ACT scores? Which factor is more important in the admissions process?
18 Dec '15, 12:08 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is October Too Late for Early Decision Testing?

I want to apply early decision to a college my senior year. Will I still be able to send SAT or ACT scores from my senior fall, or is that too late based on the typical November 1st early decision application deadline?
17 Dec '15, 19:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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