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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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How can I improve my SAT score?

Hey, I'm a junior and I recently took the SAT for the first time. I didn't do as well as I had hoped, and I'm feeling pretty stressed about it. Does anyone have any tips on how to improve my score for the next time I take the test? I really want to do better and show colleges my true potential. Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hey there! I understand that not getting the score you wanted can be disappointing, but don't be too hard on yourself. There's still plenty of time to improve before you take the SAT again. My child went through a similar experience, and here's what helped them improve their score:

1. Set a target score based on the colleges you're interested in and create a study plan to help you reach that goal.

2. Identify your weaknesses by reviewing your test results and focus on those areas when you study.

3. Consider using test prep resources like Khan Academy, which offers free personalized SAT practice based on your test results. There are also various test prep books available that provide strategies and practice questions.

4. Take practice tests regularly to track your progress and familiarize yourself with the test format.

5. Work on your test-taking skills, such as time management, eliminating wrong answers, and staying calm under pressure.

Remember, practice makes perfect. Stay positive and stay consistent with your preparation. Good luck!

11 months ago

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