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Non-Native English Speaker - 1 year enough for SAT prep?

I have to take SAT exam to apply for universities. I've actually started to study for SAT (i'm going to take it in 2017), but i'm very afraid I'll get a low score. my target score is 1200, because I'm not a native English speaker, and if i got a lower score i would wait another year. so, do i have t...
10 Jun '16, 12:39 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How to prep for both SAT and ACT using PrepScholar?

What recommendations would you suggest? Rising junior thinking of PrepScholar for SAT prep this summer with an eye to PSAT in the fall and then ACT and SAT in winter/spring. How would one best use PrepScholar to prepare? What test scheduling would you suggest? What would you tack on to the SAT PrepS...
10 Jun '16, 12:00 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Should I take the SAT and the ACT senior fall?

Hi - I'm looking to prep for both SAT and ACT this summer and take both tests in the fall. It looks like the ACT test date is one month before the SAT test date. Is it a good idea to prep for both this summer? Previous SAT score: 1750 Previous ACT score: 28 Thanks - Rising Senior C/O 2017
06 Jun '16, 15:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I quit my sports team to focus on the SAT?

I am on my school basketball team, and there is a 50% chance that I'll be co-captain next year. Unfortunately, my grades aren’t that great, so I really need to study and do well on the SAT. Should I stay on the basketball team, possibly as co-captain, even though it’s so time consuming, or quit and...
25 May '16, 15:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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SAT Prep - Focus on specific sections or practice tests?

I need to know what is more important for effective SAT preparation. My son is having a hard time getting through even one a hour of studying a day, and I worry about how effective his methods are. Should he be focusing on studying specific sections a day in the book, or should he be taking as many ...
23 May '16, 15:49 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Which SAT practice tests should I use after I've finished all the official ones?

The SAT prep Black Book (whose methods I am a big believer in) insists that you should only use real College Board practice tests, and I get its point. What's the best alternative to official tests, or what do I do next? Thanks for your time! Regards satstudentx
23 May '16, 09:52 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Should I take notes while taking SAT practice tests?

Is it useful or detrimental to take notes while taking practice tests? I like to take notes, especially on the reading section, so that I can go back and review what I was thinking at the time. I know that practice tests are supposed to be taken under “realistic” conditions, but I feel like this rea...
22 May '16, 17:59 Laura_PrepSc...536
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What is a normal score drop between SAT Practice Tests?

I’ve been studying for the SAT for a couple of months now, and I just took my second practice test. For some reason my score dropped 60 points from my first practice test (1260 to 1200)! Is this normal, or am I doing something wrong in my studying? I’m now worried about how this will affect my actu...
18 May '16, 01:16 satstudentx1
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Are SAT boot camps effective?

My daughter is a sophomore in high school and is beginning her SAT prep this summer. I've been getting conflicting information on whether a boot camp like Elite is better than one-on-one tutoring, or even an online prep program. Before we commit 14 weeks of summer to a boot camp, I'm wondering if y...
16 May '16, 14:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Recommendations for SAT prep books?

Can you recommend some of the best SAT prep books by subject and a few of the best overall SAT prep books available now? Thanks!!!
12 May '16, 12:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I take a break from studying between tests?

I’ve already taken the old SAT, the new PSAT, and just recently the ACT. I also just finished my PARCC testing, and I’ll have my AP tests next month. My mom thinks I should take a break, and not take another SAT practice test before my upcoming SAT (in a week). Should I really be taking a break righ...
05 May '16, 13:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can an international writer get into top US colleges?

I have some questions... they are quite a bit but I really need to know the right answer as I'm not from the US and everyone - including my teachers - seems to be VERY misinformed. The only advice they give me is to be well-rounded, and you said that's a bad thing... I think it's bad too :D. Also, i...
04 May '16, 10:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Good SAT study tips for non-native english speaker?

I am not from the US so my English is not perfect (upper intermediate level). I'm planning on taking the SAT, so I was wondering if I could get your advice on some some study tips?
02 May '16, 16:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I study for the PSAT and SAT on PrepScholar?

I'm currently a sophomore and I will be taking the PSAT and SAT next year. To save time, do you recommend that I use PrepScholar to study for both tests, or should I study using separate prep programs? I want to get high scores on both tests.
02 May '16, 15:57 Lorena_PrepS...51
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Best SAT Math Prep programs for a student with anxiety?

My daughter has been independently studying for the SAT since the summer, but she has an anxiety disorder which affects her understanding of Math and Science. Would a program like PrepScholar help her? What other type of prep would you recommend she use? We’re not looking for a perfect score. We wo...
02 May '16, 15:12 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Which SAT math prep book should i buy?

hi, I currently am scoring in the 1200 range but i guessed on over half the questions. I just started studying with the blue book, planning on buying erica meltzer's reading book. what book should i buy for the math?
01 May '16, 18:12 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Improve SAT score 300 points in one month?

I recently took the SAT without any prep, and I got an 1100. My target score is a 1400, but I don't have much time to devote to studying right now. Could one month of intensive studying leading up to my second attempt be enough to raise my score by 300 points?
21 Apr '16, 19:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is one week enough for PrepScholar?

My SAT is coming up next week, can I prepare for PrepScholar in a week?
11 Apr '16, 14:45 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Is it too early for me to start studying for the SAT?

I have some free time over the summer, so I was considering studying for the SAT. I'll be a junior next year, but I won't take my first SAT until January or March. If it's relevant, I'm taking the PSAT/NMSQT in October, and I would love to get some form of recognition from that test. Should I start ...
11 Mar '16, 14:34 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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Is it bad to listen to music while taking practice tests?

Is it okay to listen to music while doing prep and taking practice tests? I literally cannot sit and work on it in silence without losing focus.
08 Mar '16, 10:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What are some must know grammar rules for the NEW SAT?

Hi guys, I've been looking all over the web for a list of must-know grammar rules for the NEW SAT. Unfortunately most of the ones I found were catered towards the old SAT. If anyone can provide some links or book references, it would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
08 Mar '16, 10:01 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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SAT Writing question explanation?

Having an exceptionally dry and stable atmosphere, astronomers chose Mauna Kea as the prospective site of the world`s largest optical telescope. (A) Having an exceptionally dry and stable atmosphere, astronomers chose Mauna Kea (B) Astronomers who chose Mauna Kea for its exceptionally dry and stable...
08 Feb '16, 12:26 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it possible to take too many SAT practice tests?

Assuming I start studying 2 weeks before the SAT, would 3 practice tests in a week plus review be too much and would that burn me out? Please advise. Thank you!
08 Feb '16, 11:17 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Will SAT prep help me on the ACT?

I know that the two tests are pretty different, but will studying for the SAT make you more prepared for the English, Reading and Math sections of the ACT? I've already taken the SAT, but I want to try out the ACT too, and I'm not sure what my game plan should be or if I even need to study more.
05 Feb '16, 09:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is Rocket Review Still Recommended for SAT Prep?

The book apparently came out in 2006 and hasn't been updated since. I don't have much experience with SAT and don't really know if any large changes has been made to the SAT test since 2006. However, many people recommend this book and I plan on buying in. The only problem is I live overseas and shi...
03 Feb '16, 11:47 Laura_PrepSc...536
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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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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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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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