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Jan. 11th, 2008 | 10:27 am
posted by: clubhopper15 in sat_help

Hi everyone! I'm new to this community - I'm a junior in a British-system high school (so I am doing 'A' Levels instead of AP courses). This year, I am applying to afew British universities, including Oxford, but because I prefer how US university courses work, I also want to apply to a few Ivys incase I don't get into Oxford. Congratulations to everyone who got into an Ivy! I just had a few questions about applying, which I hope you guys have the time to answer.

1. How many times did you sit the SAT and in which month(s)? I am considering doing it in October so I have the whole summer to study.

2. Which schools did you apply to, and what factors did you consider when choosing schools?

3. For those of you who are seniors and have heard already from your school, what was your SAT score? (and your SAT II scores?)


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Literature Subject Test

Jun. 1st, 2007 | 01:28 am
posted by: kawai_rosh in sat_help

I have a Kaplan Literature preparation book but I do so badly in the practise tests. I get in 400 ranges.. I am nervous and my test is day after tomorrow.

I learnt the literary terms and all but..I guess its nervousness.. can someone please help me?

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selling some books

May. 31st, 2007 | 10:55 am
posted by: railwayhigh in sat_help

Hey all, I'm selling some SAT and SAT II practice books for my friends and me from our good ol' high school days for cheap. Most are in great quality so the sale is definitely worth checking out :)

Check it out on my LIVEJOURNAL. Thanks :)

PS - if this isn't allowed, mods feel free to delete.

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May. 18th, 2007 | 02:18 pm
posted by: lyesya in sat_help

I'm planning to take the PSAT, the SAT(most probably twice, if not more more =X), the ACT (maybe twice), and 2 Subject Tests (Math 2 & something else) next year and wondering...
        When did you take those tests? What's the best time to take them in your opinion?

I'd like to have time to prepare for all those tests (classes, books, etc) so I can't take them all in one month. I start school in September and end in late June, if that matters. Also, I'll be taking AP Euro and AP Calc AB next year. ((Wow. I didn't think that there were THAT many tests next year D: .. that's like 9 standarized tests. ... That's stressful.))

Thanks in advance!  Sorry if this question gets asked a lot. =X

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Some questions

May. 18th, 2007 | 11:32 am
posted by: clubhopper15 in sat_help

Hey guys, I'm new to this community. It looks cool. Well I am an American born and educated outside of America - that's why I am kinda clueless about SAT's, because I am in a British school. For college I plan to apply to both US and UK universities. I'm going into my junior year of high school in August. I was wondering if you guys could please answer some of my questions.

1. About how long did you guys take to prepare for SAT's (what time frame should I give myself. Am debating between taking it in November or June).

2. Did u take it in your junior year or senior year (or both)? I feel like I may have too much work in my senior year (as I also have to do exams for the England univerisites)

3. How many SAT II's did you take? (Of course it depends on the schools you apply to, but I'm just asking for anecdotes)

4. Which books would you recommend to help me prepare?

Thanks guys!

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SAT book

Mar. 29th, 2007 | 12:54 pm
posted by: currant89 in sat_help

Spring Break starts today so I'm going to go out and buy an SAT book to work on (2 hours a day for the break, is that enough?) I'm just looking for any recs. I'm mostly worried about the math section because I haven't really learned how to do most he problems. I need a book that actually teaches how to do each problem rather than give the straight up answer w/o an explanation. I also need to practice the reading/writing section. I know, it's really late to start studying and to learn the material!

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Mar. 27th, 2007 | 08:10 pm
posted by: x_reggg in sat_help

I just registered for my SAT IIs and I have a few questions about the chemistry exam that I need answered.

1. Do you get a periodic table in the test? Or do you have to remember it?

2. Are you allowed to bring calculators to the exam? Can you bring graphical calculators, or just scientific ones?

3. Is the Chemistry exam really hard? I had a look through the preparation booklet and they didn't seem that hard, but I'm scared they're a lot harder in the actual exam.

4. How long are the subject tests? Are they as long as the reasoning tests?


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So, I just finished an SAT practice test

Mar. 4th, 2007 | 11:48 pm
posted by: huntersblade in sat_help

So, I finished a practice SAT since I am taking the actual thing next weekend and I looked at my scores in the back of the book (The Official SAT Study Guide) and they have pretty huge ranges.
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Dec. 21st, 2006 | 09:21 pm
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Current music:: These Words by Natasha Bedingfield
posted by: joyasaurus_rex in sat_help

Hello there everyone! Scores are up for the SAT as of today; hope everyone did well! I'm pretty okay with my scores... I probably wouldn't retake it even if I possibly could (this was my 3rd time taking the test.)

Anyway, I just want people's opinions. How do you view SAT scores that have a large difference between them? I mean, say a person is in the 700s on both W and CR but for M this same person is in the 500s. Would you say schools are looking for more balanced students, such as a person who scores 600s in all the sections (definitely well above average in everything but wouldn't necessarily be considered a superstar) or a person who shows a visible strength in one area but is notably weaker (in that they're above average, but not to the degree that the other student is) in another? What if the person is planning on going into a career in that stronger area; would that help make up for this? This is all under the assumption that the test scores are consistent with their ability and high school performance.

Thanks for your opinions =D

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