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  • CPUscientist3000
    never mind :)
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    December 2011
  • CPUscientist3000
    your inbox is full!
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    December 2011
  • hebaghandy
    Thanks for your reply on my topic :))
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    October 2011
  • mcshelvy
    Thanks for the advice about the textbooks =)
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    July 2011
  • Steffc973
    Thanks for the advice :)
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    June 2010
  • Luminouzz
    Princeton Review is probably okay for techniques. I never used it though. All you need are Grubers for math, Rocket Review for grammar, the blue book for real tests, and direct hits vol 1 and 2.

    If you really want to study over summer, I would just learn the material. Go through Grubers, Rocket Review, and Direct Hits. Maybe do a practice test or two to get ready for the PSAT. Just make sure not to waste all your practice tests early.
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    June 2010
  • Luminouzz
    Don't use Princeton Review practice tests. Only use real practice tests (blue book and online course). You always want to simulate the real thing. Unofficial practice tests might detrimentally affect your test-taking methods.

    You sound motivated :) Don't burn out or start too early. I started studying around the beginning of junior year. I wouldn't recommend more than 40 minutes a day over summer.

    The SAT is one, though important, part of your app. However, once you get into college, your score will become meaningless. Keep the SAT in perspective and focus on EC's you love. EC's are just as important as the SAT, and they stay with you for the rest of your life.

    Also, Rocketreview does a good job of covering grammar :)
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    June 2010
  • Luminouzz
    You sound a little similar to me. I scored a 740 sophomore PSAT CR without prep and a 630 math. However, in my opinion, your strong critical reading score indicates that you have the academic ability to do well in math. People are almost never truly lopsided. It's usually a matter of preparation.

    Gruber's is a good review if you have time. However, the best prep is to work through real practice tests (blue book and online course gives you a total of 20 practice tests, which is overkill). Check your wrong answers and make sure you understand why you missed something (the concept behind it..). Even check your right answers sometimes because you might find a faster method. The SAT is very repetitive and basic. It's not hard to improve, but it does take a little patience and diligence.

    You have the ability :) I scored a 630 math PSAT sophomore year, but I had a weak foundation. After two months of prep, I was scoring 770/800 consistently.
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    June 2010
  • Luminouzz
    I would take the SAT in December and retake in March if needed. This is provided you have enough spots for your subject tests. Subject tests are very important, so don't neglect those in favor of the SAT. You need both.

    You don't need pre-calc or english AP to score 2300+. The SAT only covers math up to Algebra 2. You do need to look at the testing format and study grammar, vocab, and forgotten math formulas. Critical reading is mostly a matter of practice. It's not quantitative, so it's harder to improve.
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    June 2010
  • etceterae
    Yeah, I think our school cultures might be different! At my school those are regarded as fun...most people look forward to senior year because of it :) I know I had a lot of fun with CAS, and TOK was an extremely great class for us. EE....not so much hahaha
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    June 2010
  • jerseykid55
    No problem!! They were so useful to me I thought I'd share.

    How do you think you did? I made some dumb mistakes :/ but overall OK
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    June 2010
  • smile99
    Thanks so much! This is really encouraging. (sorry, this might be the wrong place to respond but i'm not sure how to navigate around this site yet)
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    June 2010
  • etceterae
    Ahhh, how come it is not recommended?
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    June 2010
  • Putturani
    Haha thanks, I am more of a candy-floss watcher myself so I haven't seen some of these movies. Are you a bollywatcher too?
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    May 2010