1390 on the SAT

Right now I'm in my junior year, which as you may know, means it's SAT time. The first ever time I took a practice test (maybe a year and a half ago) I scored an 1160. Later on my PSAT I got a 1270. My goal was always a 1300 or maybe a 1350 if I got lucky.

Anyways the past few days I've been prepping like crazy. I'm talking 2 hours a day for maybe 3 days and then today, five hours. Today I took "Practice Test #5" an official CollegeBoard practice test. I got a 1390, which is my new highest score.

My official SAT isn't until March but man would a 1400 be nice, but let's be honest, why stop there? If a 1390 was after only a few days of prep, imagine what dedication for the next two weeks can do. I am aiming for a 1450 or 1500. My test is March 4th, I'll let you know how it goes!

https://imgur.com/a/R8ItQ6i

My literature and writing score was a 720, which is really good for now. I've always had a nag for writing and it's part of the reason I love these forums. A lot of times using a forum like this allowed for me to exercise not only proper grammar usage and literature but also effectively express literacy tools such as irony in a way where people can see it. My math score was a 670, which could be higher tbh, so I'm working on it.

I love the concept of being able to see numerical rewards for hard work. For some reason the SAT just gives me this thrill and I honestly love practicing for it, looking forward to a 1400 come March!

Sounds like your pretty prepared, much more then I was back in the day lol. (Oh no I'm getting old if I can say that) It's good to get that confidence.
I honestly don't even remember what I got on mine, I just remember acing the math part, I wasn't a very good writer around that time. It's honestly strange, because I'm mostly the opposite now (or at least I'd like to think so lol).

Good luck, I hope you reach your goal.

That would be like a 30 on the ACT right? I made a 28 with zero prep, and it was good enough for a decent scholarship so I didn’t bother trying for higher.

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

@DriveByTrucker17 said in 1390 on the SAT:

That would be like a 30 on the ACT right? I made a 28 with zero prep, and it was good enough for a decent scholarship so I didn’t bother trying for higher.

31 is the equivalent. But this is also specifically SAT prep, so if I subject prepped the ACT I'd imagine a 32 wouldn't be too hard.

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@DriveByTrucker17 said in 1390 on the SAT:

That would be like a 30 on the ACT right? I made a 28 with zero prep, and it was good enough for a decent scholarship so I didn’t bother trying for higher.

31 is the equivalent. But this is also specifically SAT prep, so if I subject prepped the ACT I'd imagine a 32 wouldn't be too hard.

Nice, good luck man

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

lol u don’t need to tell me to learn anything. I do a pretty good job balancing everything. Just tend to procrastinate on school work. Also have irl baseball taking up a big chunk of time so honestly I do pretty much all of my schoolwork at school the day it’s due. There’s my balance

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

lol u don’t need to tell me to learn anything. I do a pretty good job balancing everything. Just tend to procrastinate on school work. Also have irl baseball taking up a big chunk of time so honestly I do pretty much all of my schoolwork at school the day it’s due. There’s my balance

Well see where you are ten years down the line vs me, that doesn’t work in the real world

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

lol u don’t need to tell me to learn anything. I do a pretty good job balancing everything. Just tend to procrastinate on school work. Also have irl baseball taking up a big chunk of time so honestly I do pretty much all of my schoolwork at school the day it’s due. There’s my balance

Well see where you are ten years down the line vs me, that doesn’t work in the real world

I mean, yes and no. In the "real" world as you put it, waiting till the day something needs to be done is inadvisable, but most people are able to compartmentalize things. I was constantly putting school off until the weekend it was due, but it didn't/doesn't effect other areas of my life now. How you treat schoolwork isn't indictive necessarily of how you treat other tasks.

I take my SAT on the 7th...how’d you get to take it on a Wednesday? I’d love to have my weekend freed up lol. I’m missing a dang tourney for this test lol.

Our school administers practice tests and I got a 1430 there, so I’m shooting for anything around there. I’m not gonna stress too much about it because in the end I don’t wanna go to a super prestigious school anyways 😂

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

lol u don’t need to tell me to learn anything. I do a pretty good job balancing everything. Just tend to procrastinate on school work. Also have irl baseball taking up a big chunk of time so honestly I do pretty much all of my schoolwork at school the day it’s due. There’s my balance

Well see where you are ten years down the line vs me, that doesn’t work in the real world

Yeah who knows. Maybe studying your [censored] off like this will burn u out by the time u get to college. We’ll see.

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

lol u don’t need to tell me to learn anything. I do a pretty good job balancing everything. Just tend to procrastinate on school work. Also have irl baseball taking up a big chunk of time so honestly I do pretty much all of my schoolwork at school the day it’s due. There’s my balance

Well see where you are ten years down the line vs me, that doesn’t work in the real world

Congrads on the test prep, but I dont think you know how exactly Mitch is living his life. In "the real World" test mean nothing. They are important now to show some form of measurement for the next level, but years down the line when you are applying your knowledge to real life work and being social, cramming for a test isnt gonna be a real life trait that helps at all. Balance is key. But one persons balance isnt the same as the next. Sounds like Mitch is doing pretty well in school, has an active sports life, and is able to play video games. Balancing that type of stuff can be much more beneficial in real life stuff in the future.

@ChuckCLC said in 1390 on the SAT:

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

@KierannosaurusK said in 1390 on the SAT:

@mitchhammond24 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I’m a junior too and have a 4.73 GPA but I’m a horrible procrastinator. Haven’t taken either of those tests yet

To be fair you spend too much time on trying to be top 100 in the world or whatever. Gotta learn to balance video games and life

lol u don’t need to tell me to learn anything. I do a pretty good job balancing everything. Just tend to procrastinate on school work. Also have irl baseball taking up a big chunk of time so honestly I do pretty much all of my schoolwork at school the day it’s due. There’s my balance

Well see where you are ten years down the line vs me, that doesn’t work in the real world

Congrads on the test prep, but I dont think you know how exactly Mitch is living his life. In "the real World" test mean nothing. They are important now to show some form of measurement for the next level, but years down the line when you are applying your knowledge to real life work and being social, cramming for a test isnt gonna be a real life trait that helps at all. Balance is key. But one persons balance isnt the same as the next. Sounds like Mitch is doing pretty well in school, has an active sports life, and is able to play video games. Balancing that type of stuff can be much more beneficial in real life stuff in the future.

I like this approach 100%

Freshman year I’d be studying my [censored] off when I really didn’t need to, and it didn’t do much.

Fast forward to this year, I’m balancing asb President, yearbook editor, doing the commentating for football/basketball/volleyball/soccer, but that’s not the best part.

This totally sidetracks from the convo, but I recommend volunteering in little leagues to anyone with free time. I swear it’s the best feeling in the world getting to see those kids go through the same experience most of us got when we were that age. I Umpired 60 games as a volunteer last year, between season and all stars, and you get to build relationships with the kids that you won’t find anywhere else.

Anyways, back to the topic, I’ve got a lot on my plate and my life is still so much better and relaxed than it would be stressing about just studying and having nothing else on my plate, for the sheer purpose that I enjoy what I’m doing. Obviously you can’t cut studying all together, but it shouldn’t be this 2 hour a day thing.

[censored], y’all are geniuses. I made high enough on the ACT to play ball at my local D3 and skate by there with a 2.8GPA

Congrats!!! Great achievement
1390 is an awesome score and will open a lot of eyes when it comes to college admissions. Strive for that 1400!!
Colleges will throw you significant tuition $$$ with a score over 1400 easing your financial burden for those 4 years (or more)...

@WillTheThrill_7 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I take my SAT on the 7th...how’d you get to take it on a Wednesday? I’d love to have my weekend freed up lol. I’m missing a dang tourney for this test lol.

Our school administers practice tests and I got a 1430 there, so I’m shooting for anything around there. I’m not gonna stress too much about it because in the end I don’t wanna go to a super prestigious school anyways 😂

I got my bachelors from a "non-prestigious" school and I am getting my MBA at a very prestigious school. It is crazy to see the differences in job opportunities the undergrads at my new school see compared to what I saw as an undergrad. For example, investment banking and top consulting firms didn't even look at my undergrad program. After graduating from a highly ranked undergrad program, on average, you will see better pay, more responsibilities, an expanded network, and more open doors down the road. I know money is often an issue, but my humble advice (take it with a grain of salt) is to go to the best school you can get into that has the type of curriculum you are looking for. Addressing money: if you go to a prestigious school and you intend to major in something that is very employable (there are a few majors that are less employable than others, which you can research for yourself), the money will work itself out (i.e. you will be able to repay loans).

@themadhatter711 said in 1390 on the SAT:

@WillTheThrill_7 said in 1390 on the SAT:

I take my SAT on the 7th...how’d you get to take it on a Wednesday? I’d love to have my weekend freed up lol. I’m missing a dang tourney for this test lol.

Our school administers practice tests and I got a 1430 there, so I’m shooting for anything around there. I’m not gonna stress too much about it because in the end I don’t wanna go to a super prestigious school anyways 😂

I got my bachelors from a "non-prestigious" school and I am getting my MBA at a very prestigious school. It is crazy to see the differences in job opportunities the undergrads at my new school see compared to what I saw as an undergrad. For example, investment banking and top consulting firms didn't even look at my undergrad program. After graduating from a highly ranked undergrad program, on average, you will see better pay, more responsibilities, an expanded network, and more open doors down the road. I know money is often an issue, but my humble advice (take it with a grain of salt) is to go to the best school you can get into that has the type of curriculum you are looking for. Addressing money: if you go to a prestigious school and you intend to major in something that is very employable (there are a few majors that are less employable than others, which you can research for yourself), the money will work itself out (i.e. you will be able to repay loans).

Good to know. Thank you my man!

This thread made me feel even older than I am.

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