Can I prepare for the SAT in 4 months and get high score?

Question:I am a full time student taking 16 units; I have a 3.9 GPA at a community College and I am being encouraged to apply to private schools now that I am about to transfer. English is not my first language, and I am a humanities Major person.
Deadline to Submit SAT's to different Universities is Feb '08 and I just do not know if I can pull it off since I study, work and would also have to prepare for SAT. I am possitive, but also real. I do not hace a GED nor high school. Can I pull it off?? How?? HELP!

Answers:
1. I have *never* heard of a community college that will allow you to take college-level courses without either a GED or high school diploma. How can they award you an AA (2 year liberal arts) degree without you first having achieved the GED or HS diploma? And what university or private college will accept you under these circumstances? You need to test for the GED first, in my opinion.

2. Recognize the fact that you have been preparing for the SAT for as long as you have been in school. Your score will reflect how hard you have worked over the years to improve your English vocabulary, reading, and writing skills as well as your math skills. The *best* way to prepare for the SAT at this point is to practice planning and writing a standard 5-paragraph essay within a 60 minute time period. This will help you with the essay portion of the SAT.

3. For the rest, you can buy SAT practice books, but since they don't have the same questions as the actual test, the skills you are actually working on improving are your *testing* skills. These can be easily summarized.

First, read every question very carefully. You don't want to make a mistake just because you read the question wrong.

Second, it is very important to use your time wisely, so at this point, decide if the question is "do-able" or if it's too hard for you. If it is too hard, skip it and come back later. Just be sure to stay on the right number on your answer sheet.

Third, when you have completed all the questions you are pretty sure about, go back over the hard ones. Look at each possible answer carefully. You should be able to cross out a couple of "definitely wrong" answers right away. This is called the "process of elimination", and is an important test-taking skill.

Next, realize that they sometimes put one trick answer in there to try to confuse you. It might seem right, but it is not. You have to be careful not to get caught in those traps. Just think each question through as quickly, thoroughly, and clearly as you can, then choose the BEST answer.

Finally, NEVER guess. The SAT is scored in such a way that you will lose points if you guess wrong! Only answer the questions that you are pretty sure about, once you have used the above techniques. But if you are clueless, pass it by.

4. Depending on the universities or private colleges you apply to, you may be able to transfer mid-year, so there would be no rush. Check it out. State universities are cheaper and offer excellent courses, but they will often accept students mid-year. It's the beginning freshmen who have NO college experience who typically enter in the fall each year.

Best wishes to you! You sound very motivated to succeed, so go visit your college counselor and make it happen!
Yes you can. When I first took the SAT, my score was low in the mid 1700s but then I got the sat guide from TutorFox: http://www.tutorfox.com/satguide.html... and my score went up to 2190 (800 math, 760 writing, 630 reading). I highly recommend this guide for anyone wishing to get a higher SAT score.

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