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SparkNotes Practice Test

Jun. 27th, 2009 | 08:38 pm
posted by: its3amagain in sat_help

Helloooo! I'm new to this community (: I'm also relatively new to the American ed system and the SAT test but a couple of months ago I finally decided I was positive I'd like to go to an American college & therefore... research ensued. ;D I'm fourteen (a bit young to be thinking about this, admittedly) and in the UK. I finished a SparkNotes practice test about an hour ago & got a bit confused by the fact that my writing score didn't show up on the bar showing my score. So I calculated what it would be and added it on so I'd have a 1538. Which I'm really unhappy with, tbh xD I'm happy with it because it was from having done barely any maths in months & with no prep & having never done a test like it before. But I'm not happy with it because I'd like to get into a pretty competitive school, I think. The reason I mentioned maths, btw is because that was my spectacularly awful score. I scored 360 (28% ; 15/54) on math, 530 (62% ; 41/67) on critical reading & 648 (81%ish ; 40/49) on writing. My maths is completely awful, I realise & I'm pretty sure that quite a few I got right were complete guesses so obviously my maths score is a worry. So what did you use to get your math mark up? And also, is the SparkNotes test relatively accurate? I know nothing will ever be completely accurate or even very, very close but I was just wondering because I'm happy with my writing score, at least. Haha! So yes, any help please? (:

(I just realised that all SAT scores are rounded up/down. So my writing one isn't really right 'cept for the percentage & 40/49. Sorry 'bout that.)

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Mar. 7th, 2009 | 01:05 pm
posted by: elddiremsiht in sat_help

Hi, I have a quick question about the SAT, which I am taking a week from today. The grammar section of my reviewbook (Princeton Review) says that the pronoun "none" is always singular (ie. "None of the people is going to the party"). This seemed weird to me, so I asked my English teacher and she said that "none" can be singular or plural depending on the context (ie. "None of the food is rotten" versus "None of the people are going to the party"). I think my English teacher is probably right, but since my review book is tailored for the SAT, I'm nervous about what the SAT graders consider the correct answer to this question. Does anyone happen to know this?

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SAT 2 Physics

Nov. 29th, 2008 | 01:30 pm
posted by: linhmy in sat_help

hi guys, i am newbie here. Next week , i will take SAT 2 Physics and Math . OMG, i deadly worry about this 'cos Physics is never my strength. I am really bad at science . >.< But i have no choice :((

Anyone has tips for SAT physics ?? Pls help me ::X::X:X Love ya thousands times:)

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Jul. 18th, 2008 | 10:13 pm
posted by: sugarwarrior in sat_help

Hi y'all,
I'm going to be taking the SAT I test for the first time this October. I just finished my freshman year, and I need to take as much chances as possible to get a great grade on the test; it'll let me get out of high school for the last 2 years and attend this college program for high school students (kind of a complicated story, but that's not important). What's important is that I need to get competitive scores. I've already learned Algebra I and Geometry, and will be taking Algebra II during the sophomore year. But by looking through the math section in the practice tests, I only have 2 or 3 problems that I need help with. I will be starting Testmasters courses tomorrow, but over the weeks, I'll also be practicing on the 8 practice tests in the SAT Study Guide from Collegeboard, as well as the practice test on the website. I won't be paying for the online course and evaluate my essay though.

What I'm really asking for is, how to prepare myself better for the essay section? I heard (and read) that the essay section is only 30% of the Writing section, so if I don't do so great on it, I'll still be alright hopefully? I'm not too sure about that... I have a great book that helps me remember different vocabulary words, so I'm not too worried about my vocabulary. What I'm the most worried about is the essay and the reading passages. I read the world news off the Internet every day, but I don't think I've experienced and read enough to help me for the essay topics. And reading the passages and answering questions within 20 minutes terrifies me.
Any tips for a soon-to-be sophomore on the essay and reading section?

Thanks in advanced!! :)

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SAT Vocabulary Website

Apr. 20th, 2008 | 11:25 am
posted by: night_song_x in sat_help

Hi, everyone,

One of my friends scored 2380 on the SAT I using only free resources to study from. She's trying to help high-school students cut down on the amount of unnecessary money spent studying for the SATs, so she's started writing a fantasy novel which combines humor with SAT vocabulary words.

It's completely free, and if you memorize the words she's using, it should really help your writing/verbal scores.


Mods, please let me know if this isn't allowed. Thank you!

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SAT prep books for sale

Apr. 7th, 2008 | 05:07 pm
posted by: yukishop08 in sat_help

Hi guys. I have a few SAT and AP prep books which I personally think are very beneficial for the test for sale. Please email or visit my livejournal if you are interested. 
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Questions concerning sat subjects Biology

Apr. 5th, 2008 | 12:11 pm
posted by: nanashipt in sat_help

Hello everyone.

I am a Portuguese student, currently in the 11th grade, last year of Biology~Geology, which is a subject that is learned for 2 years, having about 5.30hours per week.

I'm trying to do the SAT in June, and I wish you could recommend me some material to study, as I did a preparation test and a lot of subjects weren't really aborded during these 2 years. (for instance, where does the egg stores its wastes, the composition of the prokaryotics cellular wall, and some others...)
-I've been studying throught sparklenotes.com but I feel like it's not enough...
-I've seen people recommending Barron's prep book... and I'm considering buying it, but I have a question, does it explain all the subjects like you're an illeterate? Because I want that!! If Barron's prep book doesn't, is there any other that has "that effect"?
By the way, I'm not trying to pass the SAT, I'm trying to have a very good score, so... I don't mind killing my social life for 2 months, or how long it takes...

Thank you, I'd love some help!

I can take between Biology, Chemestry and Physics, I want to take Biology because it's my best subject and it's like... cramming a lot, right?
In Chemestry and physics, the Portuguese system is very different... and I think it would be harder to keep up with the american one :x.
Any advices on this way of thinking? Please expose!

Is the Biology SAT very hard? In comparison with physics and chemestry?
Thank you again! :)

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Trouble reading my SAT scores

Mar. 29th, 2008 | 01:49 pm
posted by: floralcloud in sat_help

I'm having trouble reading my SAT scores- are they good enough? Thanks in advance- any help would be appreciated!
Just got my test scores today.Collapse )

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SAT Subject Tests?

Mar. 18th, 2008 | 10:40 am
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posted by: myjdorama in sat_help

Hi! I'm new here and I'll be taking both SAT I and II on May 3 and June 7 respectively. Problem is, the subject tests aren't really that popular in my country and there are no available tutors or review centers that could help me on this. I'll be taking Math II, Chemistry, and World History so it would really help me if someone could give me like a general overview on what could come out in the test and what I should really study for.

Thanks a bunch!:D

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How do you improve your Critical Reading?

Mar. 11th, 2008 | 02:17 am
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posted by: wqwz in sat_help

Hi, I am new to this Community...!

I am not a native speaker and I moved here in 8th grade....I am a junior in High School now..~
Im planning on focusing on the SATs over the summer, so I can take it in October of my senior year...(yes...I never took the real SATs before....

I took a lot of SAT classes and I have a massive collection of SAT prep books...but I found it hard for me to improve on my critical reading section....math and writing are relatively easy to improve on....the practice tests I did were mostly scored around 1900-2000...I usually get 700+ on math and 650+ on writing...but the 500+ on CR just KILLED me!!!!

I tried to memorize a lot of vocabs, but that doesnt help on the passages that much. I have trouble comprehending the theme of the essay, or when I do actually understand what they are talking about, I would screw over the questions...

I just dont  get it...:(

How should I improve on this section? More vocabs? More practices? or more books? 

Any Advice?

P.S. I heard that the SAT II US History is harder than the AP exam...is that true? I am taking it in June.

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