Questions Tagged With selfstudyhttps://www.prepscholar.com/experthub/tags/selfstudy/?type=rssquestions tagged <span class="tag">selfstudy</span>enThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:26:17 -0500Is It Possible to Raise My SAT Score by 200 Points in 15 Days?https://www.prepscholar.com/experthub/questions/1343/is-it-possible-to-raise-my-sat-score-by-200-points-in-15-days<p>Good Afternoon,</p>
<p>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 take that math course so that I am able to focus more on the subjects leading to my major rather than focusing on passing a challenging math course, since math is my weakest subject. Therefore, my SAT math score was low. I am much stronger in Reading, however. I recently found out that I will be taking the SAT again in March, which is 2 weeks from now. I would like to raise my score about 200 points; is this possible? I am a very diligent, focused student and am willing to put in the hours necessary to receive about a 1200 on the SAT. Because I am quite rusty in Math, however, I believe it will be very challenging improving this section. I believe focusing most of my attention on Reading will benefit me more, correct? Therefore...</p>
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<li>Is it possible for me to raise my SAT score (1050) by 200 points in the allotted time I have? (I will be taking the SAT on March 11 giving me about 2 weeks to study).</li>
<li>If it is possible to raise my score by 200 points, HOW must I study and prepare? What section should I focus most of my attention on? (P.S I did not take the Writing (Essay) portion of the SAT).</li>
<li>I have been using the Kaplan SAT study guide to prepare for the SAT. Should I continue to use this book or use practice tests located on the Internet?</li>
<li>My high school GPA is a 4.0. If I am unable to raise my SAT score, will colleges still view me as a hard working student, based on my GPA? Or will they focus their attention on my poor SAT score?</li>
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<p>I am not aiming to attend an Ivy League college. However, raising my score will allow me to have more college options as well as more scholarship opportunities. Therefore, if you have any suggestions and information regarding my situation that may be of help to me, I would be very grateful if you were to share your knowledge.</p>
<p>I appreciate and am thankful for your time and help.</p>
<p>Rere</p>rere_nwThu, 23 Feb 2017 11:26:17 -0500https://www.prepscholar.com/experthub/questions/1343/is-it-possible-to-raise-my-sat-score-by-200-points-in-15-dayssat_scoresselfstudysatprepgpanewsatsat_mathsat_readingSelf Studying Advanced Mathematicshttps://www.prepscholar.com/experthub/questions/1283/self-studying-advanced-mathematics<p>Hello, my name is Alex Figueroa and I am currently a high school junior. I am highly motivated to learn math and wish to pursue a PHD in Applied Mathematics. </p>
<p>My question is: Would my hard work and motivation self-studying math be noticed by university admissions? If so, would it increase my chances of admission to Stanford, Princeton, or MIT? I have so much passion for mathematics (I want to learn everything there is to learn about it, and add to the plethora of mankind's mathematical knowledge), yet I fear that universities will fail to notice it. </p>
<p>I have began self studying calculus and am now ahead of my AP Calculus AB class. I plan to finish self studying Calculus II, Calculus III (Multivariable Calculus), and Linear Algebra before the start of my senior year. However, I searched online for opinions and perspectives on how universities would view this. The responses I read we generally along the lines of, " Colleges don't like self study. They want the student to fully grasp the concept, which is "not possible" through self study. They merely think 'This kid had nothing else to do with his time but read 1000s of pages of textbooks.'" However, I strongly disagree because mathematics is my passion. I love learning about it and think about it all the time, even when I'm supposed to be "hanging out" or "relaxing"; it stimulates my mind and is extremely pleasing to learn. I have a deep level of understanding for the mathematics that I have self studied so far and have put my mathematical skills to use by self studying even more intensively than as if I was in the class: assigning difficult exercises from multiple sources, taking notes from textbooks, videos, and online lectures, and occasionally, intuitively, discovering new (new to me) theorems before coming across them in my studies. I also plan on taking higher division classes at my local college. If possible, please contact me @prodbyatlasproductions@gmail.com </p>Math3mat_sqrtofneg1_csSun, 11 Dec 2016 01:12:53 -0500https://www.prepscholar.com/experthub/questions/1283/self-studying-advanced-mathematicsivyleaguecollegeadmissionsselfstudymath