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05/09/2020 at 01:04AM[edited]

I want to get my SAT score up by about 150 by October, is this possible?

I'm a high school junior and my current SAT score is a 1360 (700M, 660R) and I really would like to get my score in the 1500-1550 range before I apply to college in November. What's the most effective strategy to do this, and is it even possible? I really struggle on the reading part. Thanks so much!

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05/10/2020 at 08:50PM

Yes, it is indeed possible. However, don't use Kaplan practice books or Princeton Review books. Use only College-board approved questions, and use the SAT Black Book to see your errors and revise them. Then, specifically, practice with Khan Academy to improve your weaknesses. As long as you have a dedicated plan, and you use only the best resources, you can improve your points by as much as you want. Also, try to gain more of an understanding of your high school material, as this is what the SAT focuses on, only the problems are more distorted than the normal ones.

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05/10/2020 at 03:32AM

I'm in the same situation, and I find that Khan Academy is really helpful for studying and practicing. They take your past scores and set up your practice so that you can practice specifically what you missed on your last test, and you can also take full timed practice tests. It's helping me get used to following the time limits and approaching the questions the right way. You got this!

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05/09/2020 at 03:22AM

Yes, absolutely! I experienced a roughly 100 point boost in my SAT score (from high 1400s on practice tests to a 1570--800R, 770M) after reading the SAT black book (https://www.amazon.com/SAT-Prep-Black-Book-Strategies/dp/0692916164), most of it coming on the reading section. It changed the way I approached the questions in an extremely helpful way.

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@adri05/09/2020 at 04:52AM

i can attest to that book helping. Went from 1220 PSAT 10 score to 1480 SAT on my first try.

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05/09/2020 at 07:57PM[edited]

Yes, that's possible you just have to keep on practicing and studying. Find what way you best study/review and keep on taking practice tests. If you find that you're better at the reading portion then try getting better at the math portion and visa versa. You can use https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat or Khanacademy.com to help you study.

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