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March SAT Score

What scores did everyone else get? Mine was 1370 (710 R&W, 660 M). My October SAT score was 1320 (730 R&W, 590 M), so it is an increase, but definitely not the increase I wanted or was getting on the practice tests (1420, 1440, 1460).

I am going to have to think about this. Do not want to study for another test after all that. The college I want to attend has an average of 1100, so I am okay for admission, but I wasn’t sure the SAT score would be beneficial for the college's merit scholarships or the separate full-tuition scholarship I am aiming for. (I have a 4.0 GPA, so that may help.) Any advice on what I should do? I don’t even know if I can superscore a paper and a digital SAT…so many people are saying you cannot. If I can superscore, I end up with a 1390 which isn’t much better.

Feeling like College board just trapped so many students into taking the test again by waiting to give accurate practice tests. Could just be my frustration, though 🙃

What did everyone else get?? I am a homeschool student so I have no classmates to compare with. Wondering if other hard-studyers bombed it.

Do you all think I should take it again and waste another 100+ hours on studying?? Please say no, LOL

 
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With your outstanding GPA and high standardized test scores, your application would be competitive among the top universities. The college board says you can super score the paper and digital SAT. Also, no school that accepts super scoring says otherwise; you have an excellent R&W score for your October SAT, so I recommend focusing mainly on the math section for your next one. I scored 1520, and the resource I found most helpful was Khan Academy's Digital SAT Prep. The course is free, intuitive, and organized by question difficulty. For me, the English section has given me the most problems in the past, particularly on my PSAT, where I scored 700 in reading and 760 in math. My SAT study plan only took about a week, albeit I already had some experience with the digital SAT-type questions. I only focused on the advanced tier questions to mimic test conditions even if, in hindsight, they were a bit more challenging than the actual test. I started with 1 hour of studying five days before the test (taking a unit test in both English and Math) and gradually worked up to 3 - 5 hours of studying the day before (aiming for at least 26/30 on the respective unit tests). This wasn't ideal, so you can spend as much time as you need with each section scaled up to your timeframe before the test. Based on your past scores, I recommend studying 3/5 in math and 2/5 in English (this is very adjustable). Particularly for English, I recommend studying standard English conventions, independent/dependent clauses, and sentence boundaries. Complete as many 30-question unit tests as possible and set a timer to mimic test conditions. I hate taking practice tests, and I found the instant feedback (knowing the correct answer after every question) of the unit tests to help me analyze and fix my mistakes quickly and easily. Taking another SAT is ultimately your choice and should depend on time commitments and the schools you're looking to apply to.

Good Luck,

Jason

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a month ago

If you are well above the score for the school you want to go to, there is no point in taking it again. Great job, that test was awful :)

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🎤a month ago

Thanks...I will likely take it again, though, because my mentor friend highly recommended it (I am aiming for merit scholarships)

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a month ago

A lot of schools are test optional, so you are not required, or sometimes even recommended, to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you are a good student with a decently high GPA, but you didn't do as well on the SAT as you wanted, you don't have to submit it and it wont effect your chances. Does that make sense?

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🎤a month ago

Yep, the school is test-optional, but I have no reason to not submit since I am 200+ points above their average. I just had a personal goal I did not reach.

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a month ago

I got a 1480!! I’m super happy with it, but I’m still planning to retake since it was my first try. I got a 770 math and 710 verbal. Honestly, my best recommendation is take a quick, comprehensive SAT course for the digital SAT. I took one, and it is the only reason I did so well. I feel terrible for anyone that studies or was taught the paper test strategies and materials because it’s SO different online. If you haven’t been taught how to finesse the test and take it with as little work as possible, it’s horrible.

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🎤a month ago

Where do you find a quick, comprehensive SAT course...preferably not too expensive?? I have learned a ton of digital strategies...I have moved on from the paper stuff completely. Thanks :)

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