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SAT Is it realistic to go from 1300 to 1350

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12/2/2012 7:12:49 PM
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I got a 1300 on my SAT, to get to the next tier of scholarships I need a 1350.

Do you think it's worth trying?

Do you know of anyone who has done so?

How do you think I should go about doing it? (i.e. which courses, books, etc.)
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12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM
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Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.
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12/2/2012 7:26:16 PM
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At 12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM, Koopin wrote:
Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.

LOL! I meant I jumped 250 points. Not 1250.
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12/2/2012 7:34:08 PM
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At 12/2/2012 7:12:49 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
I got a 1300 on my SAT, to get to the next tier of scholarships I need a 1350.

Do you think it's worth trying?

Do you know of anyone who has done so?

How do you think I should go about doing it? (i.e. which courses, books, etc.)

You can do a lot better than 1300. How have you been studying? If your weak point is English, try studying the critical reading section of the Princeton Review 2012 prep book. For grammar, all you have to do is memorize the grammar rules and then practice at least an hour for about 1 or 2 weeks.
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12/2/2012 7:35:14 PM
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By the way, what scholarship are you hoping to get with an SAT score of 1350? I don't know if it is worth taking the test again if that's all you can reasonably get. Usually a score like that would only get you a scholarship to a Liberal Arts school.

You can still get into college easy though.

Also, where do you live? Some states have certain programs to get through school. Where I live (If your family is poor or your parents have split) you get tons of money for school. Like, you literally get a refund check to payoff car payments and such.
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12/2/2012 8:12:23 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:08:35 PM, darkkermit wrote:
is this 1300 including the writing, or not including the writing?

Highly doubt it includes writing, a 1300 is not a good score if it includes all 3.
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12/2/2012 8:15:07 PM
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At 12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM, Koopin wrote:
Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.

Bad idea...
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12/2/2012 8:15:42 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:08:35 PM, darkkermit wrote:
is this 1300 including the writing, or not including the writing?

LOL. NOT including writing.
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12/2/2012 8:16:00 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:12:23 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:08:35 PM, darkkermit wrote:
is this 1300 including the writing, or not including the writing?

Highly doubt it includes writing, a 1300 is not a good score if it includes all 3.

A 1300 is still possible with all 3.
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12/2/2012 8:16:10 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:15:07 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM, Koopin wrote:
Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.

Bad idea...

How? What instructions are there on the SAT that you have to read in order to understand? Other than the written essay of course. Everything is straightforward in the SAT.
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12/2/2012 8:19:18 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:16:10 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:15:07 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM, Koopin wrote:
Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.

Bad idea...

How? What instructions are there on the SAT that you have to read in order to understand? Other than the written essay of course. Everything is straightforward in the SAT.

This.

I memorized the instructions by reading them online. If you read the stories of people who have gotten high scores, most of them will have had skipped the instructions.
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12/2/2012 8:21:40 PM
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I'm not counting the writing section.

I got 1300 in math + reading. Is it realistic to go up 50 points, in the math + reading sections alone.
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12/2/2012 8:26:22 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:21:40 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
I'm not counting the writing section.

I got 1300 in math + reading. Is it realistic to go up 50 points, in the math + reading sections alone.

Yes. You probably only have to get one or two more questions correct in each, and it isn't hard . . .

Which college is offering you scholarships for a 1300 or a 1350 though, and how much are they offering?
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12/2/2012 8:26:48 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:21:40 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
I'm not counting the writing section.

I got 1300 in math + reading. Is it realistic to go up 50 points, in the math + reading sections alone.

Yes it is, averaging out your individual scores, you got a 650 in Math and 650 in Reading, which are decent, but not amazing. Definitely try a little bit more, and remember, your highest grade is the only one you have to show colleges when applying. So there's no harm in taking the SAT multiple times, because that 1300 will always be your fallback.
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12/2/2012 8:27:13 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:19:46 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
In fact, I doubt you can get a scholarship even if this is the score without the writing section.

Not for an Ivy league. but for some collages you can.
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12/2/2012 8:27:23 PM
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If I were you, I'd aim for 700+ in each category, at minimum a 2100 is needed to have a chance for a top 20 school unless your grades are perfect.
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12/2/2012 8:29:18 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:27:13 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:19:46 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
In fact, I doubt you can get a scholarship even if this is the score without the writing section.

Not for an Ivy league. but for some collages you can.

Ivy Leagues do not hand out merit scholarships.
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12/2/2012 8:29:47 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:27:23 PM, Chicken wrote:
If I were you, I'd aim for 700+ in each category, at minimum a 2100 is needed to have a chance for a top 20 school unless your grades are perfect.

Ideally, you should get a 2200+ since anything about 2200 is treated as the same.
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12/2/2012 8:34:23 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:19:46 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
In fact, I doubt you can get a scholarship even if this is the score without the writing section.

Not true, I got a 1330 and that was enough for a scholarship at one of the schools I applied to, and eventually that scholarship made the difference. It just depends where you apply.
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12/2/2012 8:34:31 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:26:22 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:21:40 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
I'm not counting the writing section.

I got 1300 in math + reading. Is it realistic to go up 50 points, in the math + reading sections alone.

Yes. You probably only have to get one or two more questions correct in each, and it isn't hard . . .

Are you sure that's it?

Which college is offering you scholarships for a 1300 or a 1350 though, and how much are they offering?

It's a small college called Touro.
A few $1000.

I'm not sure if scoring changed, I took it like 4 years ago.
I'm pretty sure my sores were (well) above the 90th percentile.
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12/2/2012 8:39:40 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:19:18 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:16:10 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:15:07 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM, Koopin wrote:
Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.

Bad idea...

How? What instructions are there on the SAT that you have to read in order to understand? Other than the written essay of course. Everything is straightforward in the SAT.

This.

I memorized the instructions by reading them online. If you read the stories of people who have gotten high scores, most of them will have had skipped the instructions.

You never know when they will throw a curveball your way.

RTFM
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12/2/2012 8:47:37 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:39:40 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:19:18 PM, Koopin wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:16:10 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:15:07 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 12/2/2012 7:25:10 PM, Koopin wrote:
Ouch. You can do it. I jumped 1250 points from my first attempt to my second. Calm down and really try to read the questions. Skip the instructions because they slow you down. Pre write your essay where you can plug in the question they give me.

Bad idea...

How? What instructions are there on the SAT that you have to read in order to understand? Other than the written essay of course. Everything is straightforward in the SAT.

This.

I memorized the instructions by reading them online. If you read the stories of people who have gotten high scores, most of them will have had skipped the instructions.

You never know when they will throw a curveball your way.

RTFM

Well i took my first SAT test just last week, I feel great, especially on the math section, which i flew by quite easily (Unless the directions were to find the incorrect answers, then I may have failed).

I've taken the PSAT quite a few times, last time got a 210/240 (equivalent to a 2100/2400). Never read a single direction except for the essay, and even then, just read the prompt, and began writing. Give me proof of a curve-ball on the SAT and I will sh!t my pants because then I definitely did badly.
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12/2/2012 8:47:42 PM
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It's completely realistic to go up 50 points between tests. You just have to get one more question correct in each section (maybe 2 on one of them).
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12/2/2012 8:48:49 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:47:42 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
It's completely realistic to go up 50 points between tests. You just have to get one more question correct in each section (maybe 2 on one of them).

There are 10 sections in the SAT. So it's 10-20 questions for 50 points.
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12/2/2012 8:51:24 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:15:42 PM, 1Devilsadvocate wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:08:35 PM, darkkermit wrote:
is this 1300 including the writing, or not including the writing?

LOL. NOT including writing.

Even if its just 50 points.... I wouldnt count on it
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12/2/2012 8:55:17 PM
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At 12/2/2012 8:48:49 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/2/2012 8:47:42 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
It's completely realistic to go up 50 points between tests. You just have to get one more question correct in each section (maybe 2 on one of them).

There are 10 sections in the SAT. So it's 10-20 questions for 50 points.

Um, no.