Fall of 2021, I took the PSAT and got a 970. A month later (around November), I took the actual SAT and got a 960. I was really disappointed in myself because I'm a try hard but this was my first time and I didn't even study. So I went to the library, study SAT books and bought a couple of books. I also did Khan Academy practice which was paired with college board. I took the SAT again and I got a 1400.
Thing is, as soon as I saw my score I went on YouTube and saw a video on how else I can increase my score (I'm trying to get a 1500 min) and I saw that a significant increase in SAT scores would be suspicious and cause for an investigation. I don't want to get in trouble, but I'm not sure if I'm being dramatic or paranoid but I just want to ensure it's not something for concern and if it is, what should I do?
Also if possible. . .any recommendation or tips to raise my SAT score? Again I'm a try hard so I really want a minimum score of 1500 to get into a good school because I recked my GPA.
So there’s a couple of apps called SAT daily and SAT prep, both of which are good apps. I used them a little for my SATs, but not much. I think SAT prep on Khan Academy is your best bet for studying, making sure to follow their practice schedule and take practice tests.
Now, I’m not sure if the major difference in your SAT scores will be a cause for investigation. If it were a problem, make sure you document your study habits and practice tests so that you have proof of why there is such a big difference. However, a lot of colleges don’t require SAT scores to attend, so you may not have anything to worry about.
Best of luck to you!
If you took the SAT twice more and got high scores, it would remove any doubt that the scores belong to you. That’s what I would do to remove the gaze of doubt that retaking it only 1 time more might create.
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