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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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How do I answer this SAT Math question?

I guess the answer is B, but I can't seem to get there - can anyone explain? The smith metal company's old machine makes 300 bolts per hour. its new machine makes 450 bolts per hour. If both machines begin running at the same time, how many MINUTES will it take the two machines to make a total of 90...
22 Mar '18, 02:35 ankit94111
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How to improve on SAT Reading inference questions?

I consistently have the most trouble on Critical Reading questions that ask me to make inferences about the author's point of view in the passage. What's the best way to improve my performance on these types of questions?
22 Mar '18, 02:31 ankit94111
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Answer explanation for a hard SAT Writing question?

I'm having trouble with this SAT Writing question, and I was wondering if someone could explain the answer to me. Here it is: In context, which of the following is the best way to combine sentences 6 and 7? In royal palaces there were to be found many comforts that medieval castles did not offer. Th...
21 Mar '18, 05:00 joeroot1234(suspended)
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Answer explanation for this SAT writing question?

Raised on the Laguna Pueblo reservation, the novels of Leslie Maroon Silko affirm the enduring role of oral traditions and ceremonies in the Pueblo culture. A) Raised on the Laguna Pueblo reservation, the novels of Leslie Marmon Silko B) Raised on Laguna Pueblo reservation, Leslie Marmon Silko's nov...
21 Mar '18, 04:19 joeroot1234(suspended)
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SAT date of birth information wrong

Hey, so I took my SAT a few months back, the invigilators didn't notice anything wrong and I didn't knew my date of birth was mistaken. But I found just now that the Date of birth is off by one day. What am I supposed to do ?
31 Jan '18, 10:31 ram11
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How do i give back to the neighborhood?

I have been eyeing the blogger outreach specialist around australia but do not know who to visit. Does anybody of you possess any strategy about that I will get in touch with? What can i do to be able to enroll in the group and participate on his or her program?
15 Dec '17, 06:31 imeldaspargu...11
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Will it be ideal to employ a logo designer?

I am contemplating choosing the Get Your Logos. But will it be ideal for me? Which are the possible things that I need to take into account? How could I have the ability to make really benefit from this?
22 Nov '17, 08:13 eleanorakash...1
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How to find trustworthy SEO Company?

I am in search of SEO Company, but just what are the various things that I have to take into account? Best ways i can grow to be sure around the feasible service quality that they are likely to offer you if you ask me? The best way to SEO Toronto?
15 Nov '17, 06:37 Seotoronto11
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Can it be safe to use servings for drug check?

My friends are preparing to try out dependence treatment but could it be trustworthy? How correct is the final result we could get from that? Do you know the feasible things that you can do to be able to pass this sort of addiction treatment?
10 Nov '17, 00:32 candieveriat...1
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Explain this confusing SAT math problem?

Help with this question would be much appreciated! The answer is supposedly A, but I don't get it. Jackson: 10 Callan: 5 Epstein: 8 Liu: 6 Benton: 8 The table above shows the number of consecutive nights that each of five families stayed at a certain hotel during a 14-night period. If the Liu fami...
03 Oct '17, 07:15 Kokota11
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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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Varying performance for specific type of SAT passage?

I have practiced many Social Studies passages, and about a third of the time, I only miss one question, the second third, I miss around 4, and then the last third I miss a majority of the questions. I don't know why this happens--is it because I need to prep more, and the passages I do well are just...
20 May '17, 18:48 sweetophelia11
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Where can I find free SAT math questions online?

I want to practice a lot of real SAT math questions online. What are some good resources?
03 Mar '17, 17:20 homeskooler26
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Is It Possible to Raise My SAT Score by 200 Points in 15 Days?

Good Afternoon, I just received my SAT score and am quite disappointed with my results; 1050/1600. I was only given 1 week to study for the SAT because my high school exams were during that month. I am weak in math, especially since I am taking Consumer Math this year (I am a Senior). I chose to tak...
23 Feb '17, 11:37 rere_nw11
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SAT Transfer Issue

My Sat is scheduled for Dec 3 2016.The last registration deadline is 22nd november 2016.I want to transfer it to January 21 but the problem is there are 4 centre in my city and when I search for it all of them were full.Now what should I do if I cant find the center in my city for january 21.More th...
21 Nov '16, 12:19 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Taking the New SAT with 1970 old SAT Score

Hi, I am an international student. I already took the SAT but before March and got 1910 twice with a superscore of 1970. I was hoping to apply to colleges for a full scholarship because my parents can't afford the tuitions of the US colleges but I realised that most of the colleges that offer full s...
08 Nov '16, 09:19 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Good SAT Score Possible on First Attempt?

Is it possible to get a decent SAT score (1400-1600) in the first attempt? I'm giving the test in January which means I'll only get one attempt. I'm relying on Khan Academy and practice tests to get by. English is my strength, Math needs practice. So if I set my sights on a good score, is it unreali...
08 Nov '16, 09:12 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Same Exact SAT Score?

I took my first SAT Practice test and got a 1130. The next time I did significantly worse and got a 1040. Now, I have taken another practice test and got a 1130 again! Is this normal?
30 Oct '16, 20:39 Fred_PrepSch...101
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SAT prep for international students

Hi I am international students in usa. I have been preparing for SAT for 5 weeks for 30-40 hours every week. My reading-writing score was 310, math 500.. Now i just improved about 100 points.. I can't improve..Especially reading writing..how should i study.. Reading writing passages is difficult for...
16 Aug '16, 15:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Online SAT Prep Class for Rising Sophmore

I wanted to get my son started with preparing for the SAT..........maybe just a one week start so he can get motivated and then do it on his own . Any recommendations for this ? Thanks
26 Jul '16, 17:23 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Will I be able to get a 1600?

Hi, I'm a rising junior and I'm desperate for your opinion!!! I took the redesigned PSAT in March and I got 620/740/1360 (verbal/math/total) without any preparation except one official PSAT practice test. Then, I studied 3 hours per week for 2 months and scored 630/790/1420/18 (verbal/math/total/ess...
23 Jul '16, 09:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How much can I improve my SAT score?

Dear PrepScholar, I've got a 590 on Math and 580 on Reading + Writing without studying. I sat the exam without knowing the exam structure at all. What's the highest score improvement I can achieve with my raw ability?
22 Jul '16, 11:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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When can I register for the October SAT?

When can I sign my son up to take the October 3 SAT?
13 Jul '16, 10:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it worth it for me to prepare for and take the SAT?

My problem is this: I'm a Spanish student, and the education system of my country is very different from the American one. While I have very good grades, I don't take part in any clubs or extracurricular activities, simply because in Spain, such concepts are nearly non-existent and won't be of any u...
13 Jul '16, 10:29 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is starting PrepScholar as a freshman a good idea?

My son is a rising 9th grader. I want him to start getting motivated for the SAT early. Is your program geared towards his age group or should he focus on some of the books suggested on your website for now?
08 Jul '16, 14:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I cut work hours so I can study more for the SAT?

I came to the US as international student almost a year ago. I heard about some great schools and the SAT/ ACT tests and just started prep recently. I need advice about my schedule and how to prep for college. I don't have any financial help from anywhere, so I am working about 25 hours a week. My ...
29 Jun '16, 14:03 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Which SAT test date should I sign up for?

I have been attending SAT classes since last week, and they say the course will be done in around 10 weeks. So with this timeline which exam date would be the best choice for me?
26 Jun '16, 15:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best SAT Math Prep Book for Low Scorer?

I'm scoring below a 400 on the SAT Math section, and I'm really worried. I would like to get my score up into the 600s if possible. What's the best prep book for me to use to improve my score as quickly as possible?
17 Jun '16, 09:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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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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