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a month ago
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Should I retake the SAT?
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In the spring of Sophomore year, I scored a 1480 (800 Math, 680 English), but this past August (before junior year), I scored a 1380 (710 Math, 670 English). My goal is to get a 1520+ superscore and my dream schools are UPenn, Cornell, Dartmouth, and UVA. Should i retake it? Thanks!

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a month ago[edited]

This is a tricky tricky question because I found myself in a similar predicament a year ago.

My dad told me there was no point in retaking it for a 3rd time unless I was well prepared for the evidence-based reading and writing section. Since I hadn't been revisiting my SAT books and taking practice tests each Saturday and seeing evidence of 720-750 EBRW scores already, he felt it was time to try a different path.

So I switched to the ACT exam midstream. I got a 33 on my first try and then a 35 which is equivalent to a 1550.

The most important thing you need to understand is that either the SAT or ACT doesn't measure your intelligence whatsoever but your ability to take the test itself. Someone who scores a 1500 or a 35 is not smarter than you, but someone who has taken the time to figure out how to take the test better than you, if that makes any sense.

Therefore, if you are stuck on how to take the SAT and making negative progress, it's time to consider switching horses or at least take an ACT practice test to see if you score well enough to make that decision to stick with the SAT or switch.

Good luck.

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a month ago[edited]

yes! you can take it. But remember that taking SAT for the third time and then too scoring less can put you into disadvantage. And if you are well prepared and can score 1520+ then probably it would be a good choice to retake the SAT.

You can take SAT 3 times, not more than that. Try scoring good score on your first attempt.

i actually researched on this. You can find videos on this on Youtube.

THANK YOU

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a month ago

yeah definitely

instead of doing a super score to 1520, go ahead and just score a 1520+!

you can do it :)

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a month ago[edited]

Sure retake it or switch to sat, do what you think is best.

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