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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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