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How to Solve SAT Reading Big Picture and Inference Questions?

I'm shooting for a score above 750 on the SAT Critical Reading section, but I've been consistently scoring in the high 600s because I have difficulty on big picture and inference questions. I can usually narrow the choices down to two or three possibilities, but I have trouble eliminating the last o...
09 Dec '15, 15:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How to Detect No Error Sentences SAT Writing?

I want to score close to an 800 on SAT Writing, but I keep thinking there's an error in every sentence correction question. I always end up getting 5-10 questions wrong because I can never bring myself to choose "NO ERROR" as the right answer. How can I do a better job of detecting sentences where "...
09 Dec '15, 15:49 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best SAT vocabulary study resources?

I tend to have trouble on the SAT Critical Reading section with sentence completion questions, and I was wondering which books or other resources I should use to improve my vocabulary knowledge.
10 Dec '15, 12:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2170 SAT for Very Selective Colleges: Should I Retake?

My best score on the SAT is a 2170. I plan on applying to very competitive schools, including Stanford, Duke, and Northwestern. Should I retake the SAT, or is my current score good enough for admission?
14 Dec '15, 14:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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High Single-Sitting SAT Score Better Than High Superscore?

Do colleges view high single-sitting SAT scores in a better light than high superscores? I got a 2300 in one sitting on my first SAT, but my friend took the SAT four times and has a 2400 superscore. Should I retake the test to try and get a perfect superscore as well?
16 Dec '15, 19:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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High Scorer Strategies for SAT Critical Reading?

I scored a 700 on the Critical Reading section last time I took the SAT. What are the best study strategies I can use to get a perfect score next time?
16 Dec '15, 19:41 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2250 SAT Score Cutoff at Elite Colleges?

I've heard that at colleges like Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford every score above a 2250 is viewed similarly, but anything lower is dangerous. My SAT score is a 2240. Will it damage my chances?
17 Dec '15, 09:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I Take the SAT Junior Fall?

I'm a sophomore, and I already took the PSAT. I was planning on taking the SAT junior fall and then again junior spring if necessary. Is this a good idea, or should I wait to take the SAT until junior spring?
17 Dec '15, 11:59 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does It Look Bad If Your SAT Score Goes Down 60 Points?

I've taken the SAT twice. The first time I got a 2080, and the second time I got a 2020. I'm relatively satisfied with my scores based on where I plan to apply, but I'm concerned about the fact that my score went down on the second test. Will the fact that my score decreased damage my chances at all...
17 Dec '15, 14:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Third SAT Subject Test or Retake SAT I?

I'm planning on applying to highly selective colleges that require two SAT Subject Tests. I've already taken Math II and Chemistry, and I got 800s on both of them. However, my SAT score is below a 2200, so I am worried about my chances. If I want improve my application, should I take a third SAT Sub...
17 Dec '15, 14:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Why Do Some Schools Ignore the SAT Writing Section?

I'm frustrated with the fact that many colleges don't consider the SAT Writing section. I got my best section score on Writing, and I'm disappointed that some schools won't see it. What's the deal with this?
17 Dec '15, 15:04 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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